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01-19-2013, 12:28 PM
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I don't like Barker as a player -- at all -- even when he was a Blackhawk I thought he sucked at anything other than standing still and shooting on the PP.

But I don't have any problem with this signing. You don't go #3 overall and put up 40 points in the NHL without having something to work with. AV and Gillis are good at getting the best from their players...if Barker is as crappy as we all think he is, he'll be sent down, his contract will expire, and he'll just be one of those blips on the radar that didn't work out and is quickly forgotten about.

But if he does work out and becomes a quality player for us (not holding my breath, but what evs) think of the lolz we can have at the expense of the Hawks and Oil. That alone is worth the contract spot for a few months.

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