Thread: Speculation: Halak for Cam Barker?
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12-04-2009, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
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.
Just back of the enveloping here, but don't the Montreal Canadiens have a looming payroll situation. Plekanec and Price need to be signed and if that gets done there certainly isn't a lot of room for a $3M add on.

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