Former Coyotes goalie and Paradise Valley resident Sean Burke is an unrestricted free agent who has been linked with the Coyotes in the freshly reopened NHL rumor mill.
Burke said despite being traded by Phoenix in 2003-04, he still has a good relationship with Barnett, and that he would consider returning to Phoenix if the right situation presented itself.
Burke also said four or five other teams have indirectly expressed interest in him.
"I'm going to be patient," Burke said. "I'm not in a desperate situation. I don't feel that I have to take (any offer) just for the sake of playing. Yes, I'm 38. But it still has to be a good situation."
Barnett declined comment on Burke or any other unrestricted free agents.