Honestly I watched Cam Barker like a hawk tonight and he was awful. Caught in no man's land 4 times tonight, just watching the puck. Nearly got dangled (thank goodness Lu actually used his stick to poke the puck away) and nearly scored on his own net doing the Edler (standing 5 feet in front of your goaltender hoping the puck hits you). Thank goodness that one went off the base of the net. His offensive game was good though.
He was like a cheaper version of Edler!
I didn't see that at all. I saw a guy who hasn't played in a long long time, who's decision making timing was off. I thought he played very well, all things considered. I was pleasantly surprised at his poise and skill with the puck and loved that he shot every chance that he got. The defensive side of the game will come.........not sure Edler is the best partner for him though. I want to see more of him