We already know Barkers sucks. Still interested to see how Redden does back in the NHL.
This was the argument I was going to use. We already know that Barker is not an NHL player, however we haven't seen what Redden can do with a spot on an NHL roster in a while. There's a chance that he could be much more motivated and be an important piece for St. Louis this year.
Not even close, of course Barker, the following reasons confirm this:
Barker is taller
Barker weighs more
Barker was signed by the Canucks, and the Canucks have swept the Blues twice - Redden's new team
Barker is younger
Barker had 7 more points than Redden the last two seasons combined
Redden played for the Senators
Barker is probably related to Bob Barker
I say Redden but I don't think the Barker signing was necessarily "bad"
They take literally zero risk and give him only 700k... he's depth if there's a few injuries. Nothing wrong with that IMO unless he's keeping a more promising player out of the lineup due to contract cap.