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01-21-2013, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Southern_Canuck View Post
But - Cam Barker has so far proved to be exactly what several other teams discovered (as he demonstrated in two Canuck scrimmages) - an awful defenceman. Whereas Vandermeer is a slow, unspectacular, but tough and dedicated defenceman... Why in hell would the Canucks keep Barker over Vandermeer?

Barker is not likely to suddenly learn how to play "defense" - and his supposed offensive prowess is questionable, and not needed on a team that has Edler, Garrison, Hamhuis, and Bieksa...

I just don't get it.

You're right that Barker sucks, but Vandermeer is pretty useless at this point in his career as well. Sure, he can throw a few punches, but he's not actually a good player in any way.

So it's essentially a wash as far as i'm concerned, which of the two blueliners they decided to waive.

It's just silly that they decided to wait this long to do it, and/or that they signed all these garbage extra depth blueliners in the first place really.

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