Skinner was unfailingly gracious and appreciative when talking about his time with the Carolina Hurricanes and his eventual trade.
It seems that Skinner's lived a lifetime already in Raleigh. Eight years of his 26 total is a pretty good chunk. It's trite to say he came here a boy and is leaving a man, but that's pretty much what happened.
During a teleconference Friday, I asked Skinner to summarize what his years here meant to him and how he'd characterize his career with the Canes.
Warning: if you're having a hard time handling the news that Skinner is no longer a Hurricane, his answer won't make you feel any better.
Watch the video to hear from the former Cane.