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02-09-2013, 05:47 PM
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Obviously you misunderstood the problem most people around here had with the Barker signing.
The Oilers had MAJOR problems on defense and needed to add at least one, but probably two, legitimate top 4 defensemen (including a #1) in order to have adequately addressed the holes on denfense that they had. Barker was Tambellini's solution to the Oilers lack of top 4 defensemen.
Right now, the Oilers can afford to take risks on players like Barker because they have their top 4 in place. Though in Barker's case, it was clear to anyone with half a brain that he wasn't an NHL defenseman even before we signed him.
Not to Vancouver, lol
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