Thread: Speculation: Halak for Cam Barker?
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12-04-2009, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Rated R Superstar View Post
why would blackhawks do that?
For sure they should have no motivation to do it now. But in the offseason, perhaps it's part of two birds with the same stone. Depends on how good they think Halak is, though. Barker is a $3M bottom-pairing defenseman for them, and they have a $5M 1A/1B starting goalie. So ultimately, replacing $8M with something more like $1.5M worth of a young 1A/1B goalie and a generic bottom-pairing defender *WOULD* make sense to them, given their looming payroll situation. In the off-season.

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