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

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01-13-2013, 12:46 PM
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11 pages. So no, it's not Canucks fans being hated. It's management team being criticized for signing an awful player.
11 pages? Pfff this may have part III if Kings/Bruins fans catch wind..,.

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I'm assuming that he's been signed to a two way contract?

Alot of hate for a depth signing, probably mostly playing on Chicago.

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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
OK. Perhaps you still do not realize that, unlike in Chicago, Minny, and Edmonton Cam Barker was not signed by Vancouver with the expectation that he will be a regular member of the nhl club. Aquilini is willing to burn money to give the canucks a competitive advantage. There is a chance, however small, that Cam Barker turns it around...in which case this signing is a win for the organization.

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01-13-2013, 12:47 PM
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^ If he is your 8th defenseman, you have depth problems. Period. You don't want this guy anywhere near your NHL roster.

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01-13-2013, 12:49 PM
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I think as Canucks fans we are listening, and we do know how bad Barker truly is.

It's a head scratching signing on our board. It seems less awful noting that he'll be at number 8 on the depth chart, hopefully playing the odd game only, when other D-men need maintenance days throughout the shortened season... but, I still don't want to see him hit the ice anyway.

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11 pages. So no, it's not Canucks fans being hated. It's management team being criticized for signing an awful player.
Not to mention it took that thread 4 hours to reach 5 pages and it includes signing Hordichuk. Also mixed responses. This thread took 20 minutes and is all hate.

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Does anyone know if he can play the right side? If he does, then I'm perfectly okay with this signing.
If he can play, it'd be a bloody miracle. So we can start there.

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01-13-2013, 12:50 PM
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Vancouver signed a guy who got run out of Edmonton!!!!

prediction

first ten games nuck fans will be taunting oiler fans over how bad the oilers screwed up


next 38 games Hawks, wild and oilers have a good knees up at the expense of the canucks.

He as no hockey sense and if the canucks use him and Ballard at the same time--the drinking consumption on the canuck board will reach new levels
Except the Oilers had him in a #3 role, where as the Canucks will have him in a 8/9 role.

But yes I hate Barker.

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01-13-2013, 12:51 PM
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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.
People need to get it into their skulls: He will be 8th or so on our depth, he won't be playing a regular shift

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yeah, vancouver is why people are laughing about this

6'3, 225 and out-muscled by Tyler Bozak

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People need to get it into their skulls: He will be 8th or so on our depth, he won't be playing a regular shift
But you're counting on him to shore up your depth?

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Relax people, camp body and potential depth, probably 8-10th on their depth chart or something...
No kidding, with this condense schedule and no training camp teams are going to need 8 nhl d men its a smart signing.

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Marc Andre Bergeron is worse.
No, he really isn't. I've watched both players quite a bit. Barker is much worse then MAB. MAB actually tries to get back when he's beat, Barker just shrugs, and gives the coaching staff that dopey little look he has.

Vancouver fans will be cheering when in the first two games he'll score a fancy goal to impress his new team. Then, they have to prepare themselves for the black hole that is Cam Barker. When Ryan Smyth blows by him on the rush, you'll understand.

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No, he really isn't. I've watched both players quite a bit. Barker is much worse then MAB. MAB actually tries to get back when he's beat, Barker just shrugs, and gives the coaching staff that dopey little look he has.

Vancouver fans will be cheering when in the first two games he'll score a fancy goal to impress his new team. Then, they have to prepare themselves for the black hole that is Cam Barker. When Ryan Smyth blows by him on the rush, you'll understand.
The Canucks' defensive depth chart has been listed above, why are people under the impression he'll be spending any significant time with the Canucks?

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6'3, 225 and out-muscled by Tyler Bozak

yikes...
Gillis needs to get that guy.

That was more of just not giving a damn and a horrendous turnover vs. being out-muscled.

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On goal #1 he makes one of his patented Cam Barker pinches.

Goal #2 he decides to go for a skate into no mans land for some reason.

Man he's terrible.


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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.
I'm pretty sure it's not Canucks haters...it's Cam Barker haters...the guy sucks even as a #7-8...I hope this doesn't stop us from signing Vandermeer.

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If the guy couldn't even crack an AHL roster for the Texas Stars, how can you possibly be comfortable with him as a depth signing? I think it's the "oh he did crappy with other teams but our organization will be able to turn him around" effect.

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The Canucks' defensive depth chart has been listed above, why are people under the impression he'll be spending any significant time with the Canucks?
i love this "he's just a depth guy" excuse, yeah he's signed under the assumption his services might be needed at some point, which means he'll be playing, which means your team will have cam barker playing, which means everyone gets to laugh at you

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11 pages. So no, it's not Canucks fans being hated. It's management team being criticized for signing an awful player.
don't act like there aren't people here for the sole reason that its Vancouver & they want to troll us... How many times do I find you in Vancouver threads being "critical"?

If you want to be critical about our management signing a guy for depth then do so with reasoning! Crap like this isn't being critical, its mocking.


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criticizing or mocking?


Go to our forum & look if there are Canuck fans that are happy about this signing! Cause there weren't any happy when he was announced as a pto.

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It's gotta be a confidence issue. He can't be that bad.

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Cam Barker is pretty much the only player, when signed by the oilers, that I was actually upset with IMMEDIATELY.

I did not see the logic and was, sadly, proven correct in regards to how awful he was as a player.


This is not about it being a Vancouver deal, this is about it being an AWFUL hockey deal. Cam Barker is being richly rewarded for the sort of mediocrity that gets people FIRED from their jobs...most of the time.

Even as a "depth" player (7th or 8th defenceman) he is a total waste of cap space.

I hope he's paying his agent a significantly larger premium than usual; they earned it big time.

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Can't believe I'm saying this, but I trust AV to do whats right with him. He over played the hell out of Aaron Rome, but Rome was a great soldier of a player, Barker isn't. Rome might not be talented, but he's obedient and fairly consistent, Barker is not. AV has said Barker is a reclamation project, ala Higgins too, meaning he won't see ice time unless he proves himself to us, or at least Vignault.

For 700k and slotting in behind Hamhuis, Edler, Bieksa, Garrison, Ballard, Tanev, Alberts and presumably Connauton or even Sauve (depending on camp me thinks), I don't get the hate. We won't be playing him in over time tied 4-4 in the Stanley Cup Final, he might not even see the ice as a Canuck, unless he shows something.

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i love this "he's just a depth guy" excuse, yeah he's signed under the assumption his services might be needed at some point, which means he'll be playing, which means your team will have cam barker playing, which means everyone gets to laugh at you
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