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05-06-2010, 03:02 PM
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Jarick
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I honestly don't know what to think of him. The scouting report was a monster of a shot, great size, and plenty of skill, but he was so underwhelming last year in both Chicago and Minnesota.

Like a lot of the other players, he had an injury down the stretch, and who knows how much that figured into it.

It seems he was acquired to play with Burns. We saw how much success Burns had with a shutdown guy like Keith Carney a couple years back. I know a knock on Barker is his skating...but if he can be an effective shutdown guy who can clear the net, play physical, and use his shot on the PP point, that's all we need. He seems to have the coach's trust and can play the minutes, it's all up to him at this point.

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