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Vancouver signs D Cam Barker (1 yr / 700K)

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01-13-2013, 12:35 PM
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Ah. Well from what I gather the canucks organization is one of the best at instilling work ethic...they've had success with players like Higgins and Lapierre who also had trouble in that area.

I'll wait to see what happens with this signing. At worst the signing costs the canucks nothing but money.
Being on a cup contending team didn't motivate him before

And he refuses to improve his skating

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Is this for AHL depth?

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It'll be nice change of pace to actually look forward to his transition game.

Coasting up the wing, faking two or three easy break-outs and eventually running out of room and just losing the puck.

Classic Barker.

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You guys are nuts. Only on HF would there be this kind of backlash for taking a shot on a guy like Barker redeeming his career... Anything to jump all over Vancouver I guess...
Uh. He tried redeeming his career in Minnesota and Edmonton. And then in Austin (Dallas). Three organizations have TRIED to fix him.

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Not even being dramatic. Barker is one of the worst hockey players I have ever seen. No hockey sense. I'm shocked he got a job. Good for him.

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I love how all the Canucks' haters come out of the woodwork to criticize on the signing of what will likely be the team's 8th defender at best.

Do I like the signing or thinking it makes much sense? Not really. Will it have even a marginal affect the Canucks' at all? No.

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01-13-2013, 12:37 PM
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Oh stop whining with the us against the world mentality. People said the same thing when the Oilers signed him last year.
Highly doubt there was a 5 page thread slamming it within 5 minutes of it being announced. And on HF it is Canucks fans vs the world. Call it what you want.

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I love how all the Canucks' haters come out of the woodwork to criticize on the signing of what will likely be the team's 8th defender at best.
He's not even that good. That's the issue. He MIGHT be a serviceable defenseman in Europe though

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yeah, vancouver is why people are laughing about this

It's clear what Gillis is doing then. Must acquire Bozak for Luongo in order to avoid what happened in that video.

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It's only because many of us have actually watched Barker play within the last couple years.

I'm so excited the Oil have a chance to play Cam up to 5 times this year.
In Alphabetical Order:

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KEITH BALLARD
KEVIN BIEKSA "A"
ALEXANDER EDLER
JASON GARRISON
DAN HAMHUIS
KEVIN CONNAUTON
CHRIS TANEV
Cam Barker won't even dress for the canucks unless he plays better than 3 of these players. In which case he will be playing like a capable nhl defenceman.

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You guys are nuts. Only on HF would there be this kind of backlash for taking a shot on a guy like Barker redeeming his career... Anything to jump all over Vancouver I guess...
If you had signed a decent defenseman I would have given you credit but I've seen this guy play and he is atrocious

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Uh. He tried redeeming his career in Minnesota and Edmonton. And then in Austin (Dallas). Three organizations have TRIED to fix him.
So at 26 there's no hope? For the record I think it's depth and he never sees the ice, it's just the backlash that's comical. It's a freaking 700K deal and people just freaking out lol

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Highly doubt there was a 5 page thread slamming it within 5 minutes of it being announced. And on HF it is Canucks fans vs the world. Call it what you want.
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...d.php?t=940309

11 pages. So no, it's not Canucks fans being hated. It's management team being criticized for signing an awful player.

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yeah, vancouver is why people are laughing about this
Nope, people are just saying he is awful because they hate Vancouver . Get ready Vancouver fans, things like that will be a common occurrence. Add in awful untimely penalties and you have just scratched the surface of how bad Barker really is. The guy is soft as butter and smart as a potato, I mean it actually sounds kind of good together until you realize you haven't cooked the potato.

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Highly doubt there was a 5 page thread slamming it within 5 minutes of it being announced. And on HF it is Canucks fans vs the world. Call it what you want.
Beaten to the punch

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So at 26 there's no hope? For the record I think it's depth and he never sees the ice, it's just the backlash that's comical. It's a freaking 700K deal and people just freaking out lol
Failed in Chicago
Failed in Minny
Failed in Edmonton
Failed in minor stint with Texas

Yes I think it is fair to say 26 yr old Cam Barker has reached point in which hope is lost

And its not like other prospects were he didn't get coaching or proper chance ,, Cam has had more chances then many failed top 3 prospects

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Can he play right side D?

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Highly doubt there was a 5 page thread slamming it within 5 minutes of it being announced. And on HF it is Canucks fans vs the world. Call it what you want.
I think its more of hf world vs barker......

he has looked bad the last few teams and seemed to sink lower with every team...


only positive is maybe they can ACTUALLY reclaim him as opposed the other teams


highly wishful.......and as many other fans say hes probably our 9-10 dman

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So at 26 there's no hope? For the record I think it's depth and he never sees the ice, it's just the backlash that's comical. It's a freaking 700K deal and people just freaking out lol
Yes, at 26 there is no hope for the guy. Really. There isn't.

I mean would you say there is no hope for Picard? Montoya? Valabik? Kaspar? Chipchura?

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The risk is any time he is on the ice

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Edmonton fans were warned by Wild fans last season about Barker and didn't listen. They've seen just how awful Barker is, and realize what Wild fans were trying to tell them. Now we have a similar scenario in which the Canucks have signed Barker and BOTH Wild and Oiler fans are giving them fair warning. In this scenario though it's highly unlikely Barker ever sees NHL ice time, and for the sake of Canuck fans, I hope it's true, although I wouldn't mind playing against Cam Barker as horrible as he is.

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would add that i heard he was banged up the last couple of years..so maybe 100 % healthy now?....but I dont really think he makes the team

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Edmonton fans were warned by Wild fans last season about Barker and didn't listen. They've seen just how awful Barker is, and realize what Wild fans were trying to tell them. Now we have a similar scenario in which the Canucks have signed Barker and BOTH Wild and Oiler fans are giving them fair warning. In this scenario though it's highly unlikely Barker ever sees NHL ice time, and for the sake of Canuck fans, I hope it's true, although I wouldn't mind playing against Cam Barker as horrible as he is.
agree 100% here

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Even in the AHL, he's a waste of a roster spot. Should've gone to Europe Barker!

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