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Video: Jeff Skinner talks about avoiding the dreaded sophomore slump

Oct 11, 2011, 11:50 PM EST

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When you’re a 19 year-old coming off a Calder Trophy winning season the way Jeff Skinner of Carolina is, there’s pressure to repeat your performance from the year before. For Skinner that means another 30+ goal season and leading the Hurricanes to the playoffs. No pressure, right?

Skinner talks with NBC Sports Talk’s Russ Thaler about what he’s looking to do this season and what he’s working on to improve on his game to make his second season even better than his first.

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