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Canucks sign UFA D Cam Barker to 1-Year, $700K Deal
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01-13-2013, 10:37 PM
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The issue I have with this is two-fold:
1.) It suggests very poor pro scouting by the Canucks,
And, way more importantly:
2.) AV's comments that Barker reminds him of Higgins really makes AV look like... well, a moron. The only similarities at this point are that they've both been on many teams recently. Higgins had much better seasons and had good peripheral numbers: Barker has been a lousy player his entire career and hasn't stuck anywhere for that reason.
I wouldn't even waste one of 50 spots on this guy, and I don't get why he's making more than league minimum. He's a trashy player who's never done anything in the NHL. Even his one season with 40 points playing on the 1st unit in Chicago was terrible:
Yet two previous teams took a flyer on him paying him big dollars and giving him regular time.
This suggest despite what fans may think there are markets for these terrible players.
My guess is MG is thinking:
1) maybe he can turn his game around. If not no loss.
2) if he cant turn around his game enough for our liking maybe a team is desperate enough to give up a 4th or even a 3rd come deadline.
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