IRJeff Skinner
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3 months ago

Skinner scored a goal on nine shots in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Sharks.

EDGE Analysis

Skinner's shooting has been feast or famine in California, as he sandwiched a no-shot effort versus the Kings with a pair of nine-shot outings against the Ducks and Sharks. The trigger-happy winger has five goals and seven points in nine games, to go with a league-leading 44 shots on goal. The high volume of attempts alone will result in lofty offensive stats for the 27-year-old.

IRJeff Skinner
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3 months ago

Skinner posted an assist and a game-high nine shots on goal in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Ducks.

EDGE Analysis

Skinner will be seeing John Gibson in his nightmares for awhile after coming up empty on those nine shots. The winger has produced six points and 35 shots through seven games. He's never put fewer than 210 pucks on goal in a non-lockout-shortened campaign, and those chances typically yield good point production for the 27-year-old.

IRJeff Skinner
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3 months ago

Skinner scored an even-strength goal in Monday's 4-0 win over Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

The forward has scored in four of Buffalo's first six games, with Skinner now sitting at five points after tickling twine in Monday's win at home. The 27-year-old is coming off his first 40-goal campaign, with early signs suggesting Skinner could duplicate, or possibly eclipse, his 2018-19 production in 2019-20.

IRJeff Skinner
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4 months ago

Skinner scored a goal on six shots in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Canadiens.

EDGE Analysis

It was the third game in a row in which Skinner has found the back of the net. He has also registered five shots or more in three of his first four games this season. Skinner, 27, is coming off a career season in which he hit the 40-goal mark for the first time and matched his personal best with 63 points. He appears to have picked up right where he left off.

IRJeff Skinner
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4 months ago

Skinner scored a goal, recorded a power-play assist and finished with a team-high six shots on goal in a 7-2 win over New Jersey on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Fresh off signing an eight-year extension to remain with the Sabres for the foreseeable future, Skinner picked up his first points of the 2018-19 season Saturday and helped Buffalo hand New Jersey a first-class beating. He'll look to keep it going Wednesday when the Sabres travel to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets.

IRJeff Skinner
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8 months ago

Skinner signed an eight-year contract worth $72 million Friday night, Lance Lyskowski of The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

New coach Ralph Krueger must be the second happiest man in Buffalo on Friday, as 40-goal scorers aren't all that easy to come by. Skinner becomes the second-highest paid Sabre behind captain Jack Eichel, and the duo will try to lead the franchise out of a lengthy playoff drought under the new coaching staff. The Sabres did the smart thing here by figuring out a way to not let Skinner reach the official start of free agency. Oddly enough, Buffalo has the NHL's longest active playoff drought while Skinner owns the NHL's longest active games played streak (661) without appearing in a playoff game. The Sabres were willing to pay up to see if they can break those two unfortunate streaks.

IRJeff Skinner
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8 months ago

Skinner is reportedly close to signing an eight-year contract extension with Buffalo that would carry an AAV between $8.5-9.5 million, per TSN's Bob McKenzie.

EDGE Analysis

While nothing has been finizaled, keeping Skinner would be a major coup for general manager Jason Botterill and new head coach Ralph Krueger. The winger racked up a career-high 40 goals last season, along with 23 helpers, 268 shots and 16 power-play points. The Toronto native should be capable of pushing for the 70-point mark next season and figures to be a top-end fantasy option.

IRJeff Skinner
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10 months ago

Skinner will not partake in the World Championship, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Skinner finished the season with 63 points, the third time he's hit that mark in his career. More importantly, he reached 40 goals for the first time. He showed instant chemistry with Jack Eichel, and was a key cog in the Sabres offense. However, he's an unrestricted free agent, and will need to spend the upcoming months working on an extension if he's to remain in Buffalo.

IRJeff Skinner
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10 months ago

Skinner scored twice Saturday in a 7-1 win over Detroit on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The second snipe was his 40th, a mark he hit for the first time in his career. Skinner has finally optimized the talent he showed as a rookie back in 2010-11 -- his 63 points this season match the career mark he set then (and had reached again in 2016-17). It's hard to believe Skinner is just 26 years old. Target him next season. The Sabres can't be this bad again and he has some talented pivots to feed him pucks.

IRJeff Skinner
W BUF
10 months ago

Skinner finished with a minus-1 rating and four shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to Ottawa.

EDGE Analysis

Skinner may have 37 goals this season, but he's found the back of the net just once in his last 19 contests and has now gone five straight games without a point.