I honestly think that Jack Skille will never be a top 6 forward for the Blackhawks. I say this and I hope I am proven wrong. I would love it if every guy we had reached their "potential". Maybe my "hate" for Skille comes from the fact that I wanted the Blackhawks to pick Kopitar with that 7th overall pick, but I have my other reasons.
Skille is lazy. I barely see him go into the corner and come out with the puck. He seems to be gliding at times and not fully pumping.
He is not good in the defensive end and that is going to kill his career until he gets it fixed.
Skille does not know how to finish. He has great speed but he never drives the net. He takes a shot from the outside hash marks that produces nothing.
Everyone says how great Skille looks at the AHL level. The difference between the AHL level and the NHL level is absolutely ridiculous. Brouwer had 79 points in 66 points at the AHL level and he isn't a top 6 forward at the NHL level. Skille hasn't even come close to those PPG in the AHL.
I don't think Skille will ever be a top six forward, but I hope I am proven wrong.