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01-13-2013, 12:28 PM
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Who cares? He's depth, he'll be in Chicago unless he impresses...just a pet project.
That would be very depressing for Mr Barker

Took it hard when Hawks dumped him during cup run ,, Being stuck on Wolves would be an even bigger blow

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01-13-2013, 12:29 PM
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Good depth signing.
I will be concerned about Tanev's NHL future if he can't pass him on the depth chart.. But hey... Not really enough time to experiment this yr.

May the best man between Barker, Alberts and Tanev get the games..

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I didn't even like that he'd been invited to camp...yuck.

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No, I don't even want him near Chicago. I don't want him near the Canucks.
Overreaction.

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I'm sorry guys. Nobody deserves to have this garbage player on their team.
LOL. you know it's bad when an oilers fan comes to give consolation to canucks fans on their own board.

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Today I am reminded of Brad Isbister and Byron Ritchie. It is not a good day.

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Overreaction.
It really isn't. His try out contract in the AHL wasn't renewed. That's how bad he is.

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Horrible signing. Why not sign Vandermeer, who would actually play and not suck?

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I'd think Corrado is ahead of Connauton right now; I'd I really wonder if Barker is better than Corrado even at this early point in this career.
I would think Corrado is better. But we're not going to want to carry Corrado as a #8 defensemen - he'll be in Juniors playing 30:00 a night...

Barker has 300 games of NHL experience. You need veteran depth and Barker provides that.

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Not a big Barker fan...who is?...but he is a cheap,insurance signing.

Rescue project to a career that is on life support.

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That would be very depressing for Mr Barker

Took it hard when Hawks dumped him during cup run ,, Being stuck on Wolves would be an even bigger blow
Mr Barker put himself in this predicament with his play, he's been given an opportunity to try and rebuild his career. He's running out of chances and it's a low risk signing for the Canucks.

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Wow people are taking this as though we are slotting him in as our #1 d-man. He'll be a depth guy that will see spot duty at best. If he does not pan out, Gillis will send him to Chicago. Breathe.

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It really isn't. His try out contract in the AHL wasn't renewed. That's how bad he is.
I hard he asked to be let go. Something about pursuing a NHL contract. Wasn't he playing on the top pairing?

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Depth Defenseman. Relax people. If he blossoms under AV, everyone will say that this was a genius move. I like it and the term. Low risk.

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Today I am reminded of Brad Isbister and Byron Ritchie. It is not a good day.
We are a Luongo trade away from reverting back to that era.

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Not a big Barkerbfan...who is?...but he is a cheap,insurance signing.

Rescue project to a career that is on life support.
Gillis is on record as saying that he loves to find players that are cheap and need a proper chance to ressurect their careers. He points to Markus Naslund as the best example of one of those guys he was able to help.

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It really isn't. His try out contract in the AHL wasn't renewed. That's how bad he is.
Yes it is...who is Barker going to hurt? The Wolves, if anyone, if he stinks up the joint he won't play.

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I hard he asked to be let go. Something about pursuing a NHL contract. Wasn't he playing on the top pairing?
When I saw him play he looked worse than Tanev and Joslin to me (was watching for Glennie and Oleksiak though). Not sure if first or second pairing. I believe the parting was mutual between him and the team. I think they said he wasn't a good mentor to their kids or something to that extent.

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I was OK with a tryout, not sure about this. I'll pull for him, for sure, but I am left scratching my head.

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at least it wasn't Steve McCarthy! *nightmeres*

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what is the Canucks depth chart to start the season as of now?

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what is the Canucks depth chart to start the season as of now?
Barker
Edler
Hamhuis
Bieksa
Garrison
Ballard
Tanev
Alberts

in that order

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Overreaction.
How so? If he goes to Chicago, he takes a spot and minutes from our prospects, the ones that actually might have a better NHL future. Barker can simply not play at this level of hockey and cannot read the game well enough to help our prospects develop. In more cases than not, our prospects will have to be covering for his blunders, just like they did for Ryan Parent last season.

Say what you will, but there is literally nothing to work with here, in Barker.

From Sturm to Barker, something is amiss in our pro scouting department once a year. The only good thing is it wasn't a $2M contract.

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When I saw him play he looked worse than Tanev and Joslin to me. Not sure if first or second pairing. I believe the parting was mutual between him and the team. I think they said he wasn't a good mentor to their kids or something to that extent.
Yeah, I'm expecting a worse player than Tanev. I expect Tanev to carry the bottom pairing and Barker to slot no higher on the depth chart than 8th.

How many teams have a good #8 dman?

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what is the Canucks depth chart to start the season as of now?
Hamhuis
Edler
Garrison
Bieksa
Ballard
Tanev
Alberts
Barker
Joslin

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