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[PTO] Cam Barker with Canucks?

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That would be a good one. Barker was so highly touted after being on the WJHC gold medal winning teams

Seems like he deserves a chance to prove himself

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Hockeyville, you shouldve locked mine! You beat me

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Why? The guy couldn't even make it on the Texas Stars of the AHL, they let him walk after a 25 game tryout this year. If I remember correctly, he's also had a couple of ankle injuries that have pretty much all but destroyed his lateral movement. Maybe for the 6-8th spot on the wolves, but that's about it, IMO

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Why? The guy couldn't even make it on the Texas Stars of the AHL, they let him walk after a 25 game tryout. If I remember correctly, he's also had a couple of ankle injuries that have pretty much all but destroyed his lateral movement. Maybe for the 6-8th spot on the wolves, but that's about it, IMO

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More competition is a good thing. He has the talent to play at the NHL level, just never put it all together. Low risk, medium reward.

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Seems like a low risk/ high reward move. I never understood what happened to this guy...he showed so much promise early.

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I wouldn't mind him here. It adds more depth to our defence since we have been battling with injuries on the blueline for years now and with departure of Rome. He does have size and strength, but the problem is he is Inconsistent.

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He may not be fantastic, but hes big bodied and has shown an ability to log big minutes, even +/- on the Oilers last season in 25 games.

Still.. I think I prefer Alberts as the big bodied plug D

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Absolutely. I think it would be foolish to pass up on a guy like that if you can at least offer him a tryout.

A big dude @ 6'3 220. A few very solid seasons: 40pts in 68 games. 14 in 51. 18 in 45.

And he's by no means over the hill @ 26 years old. Half this board is older than the guy.... Well, maybe not.

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He was a super high pick...I'd be actually pretty happy if this were true.

Maybe he just needs a change of scenery. A city's atmosphere and a team that will accept you can do a lot for a player's confidence in the NHL. He's a big-bodied defenceman who could re-kindle his career and has no down-side since it's just a tryout.

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Nothing to be lost from giving him a tryout. If he performs well and impresses the staff, he's added on a cheap one-year deal. If he disappoints, we continue on as normal. Wouldn't mind seeing him on the lower end of the D chart in case of injuries (which could be devastating in such a short season).

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Cam Barker has the physical tools to become a big player in the NHL. Too bad, he's slow, has low hockey IQ, and lacks dedication. Fix 1/3 of those problems and he's back in the NHL. Fix 2/3 and he's in your top 4. Fix 3/3 of those problems. You got top defense man. Good luck.

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There is absolutely no risk in inviting Barker to camp. If he performs, that is, plays physically, doesn't turn the puck over and shows some mobility, Barker could be a great pick up.

Do it.

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AFAIK he's had some very big struggles with D&A abuse. I like giving those guys a 2nd chance like we did last year w/ Todd Fedoruk.

Good luck, Cam.

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AFAIK he's had some very big struggles with D&A abuse. I like giving those guys a 2nd chance like we did last year w/ Todd Fedoruk.

Good luck, Cam.

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I wouldn't mind Barker at all. Him and Vandermeer would be solid for depth on D.

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