Over the summer it was made clear that the Carolina Hurricanes new owner wanted nothing to do with forward Jeff Skinner and he would be shipped out of town.
With one year left on his contract at $5.725million, Skinner was shipped to the Buffalo Sabres for forward prospect Cliff Pu, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, and a third-round and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.
Skinner was expected to shine playing alongside Jack Eichel and he's done just that with 14 goals and 8 assists so far this season for a total of 22 points in 21 games.
Despite his up and down numbers throughout his career, Skinner is looking to cash in, and cash in big time.
According to Jeremy White of WGR in Buffalo, Skinner is looking for the full 8 year extension from Buffalo at a cost of $9.5million or $9million a season.
Huge numbers for a guy who's scored more than 35 goals just once in his career, and has only hit over 30 twice.
Do you think Skinner will get anything close to what he's looking for?
Per #SuperSecretSabresTwitterSource Skinner looking for 8 years @ 9-9.5 million to keep him from going to the market.
— Jeremy White (@JeremyWGR) November 19, 2018