Hockey Widow wrote:tiny cap hits, two way deals and one year contracts.
ukcanuck wrote:Is it me or does Barker remind anyone of Shane O Brian?
tantalum wrote: He's apparently limping pretty good today and typically "tweaked" and "MRI" aren't used in the same sentence.
coco_canuck wrote:I can live with Vandermeer, Barker and Alberts in the short-term but if any of those guys have to play in the top 4 for an extended period....
Lloyd Braun wrote:... on a side note, am I the only one who's relieved that we won't have to hear a torrent of "If only we had signed Vandermeer instead of Barker!!!" comments, should that run of injuries occur?
Todd Bersnoozi wrote:I like the Barker and Vandermeer signings.
Hockey Widow wrote:I don't have a problem with either signing.
dbr wrote:It is. I suspect it's even harder to get those players now that we have sufficient NHL depth, you have to wonder if earlier in Gillis' tenure he had offered jobs to guys like Aaron Rome and Tanner Glass without obvious holes towards the bottom of the Canucks depth chart, would those players have passed and gone to teams with fewer legitimate NHLers?
L loyd Braun wrote:If you expect MG to find seven serviceable top-4 defensemen, and fit them all under the cap...
Strangelove wrote:coco_canuck wrote:Here is another defenceman@VanCanucks
Media Release: #Canucks sign defenceman Jim Vandermeer.
There ya go Blobby!!
And Barker slides to #9/10 on the depth chart.
Look out Wolfies, here he comes!
Cam Freakshow Barker was cut by AHL's Texas Stars 1 month ago.
Why Gillis wants to pay him $700K to play for the Wolves I'll probably never know...
Strangelove wrote:Hockey Widow wrote:tiny cap hits, two way deals and one year contracts.
The Barker contract is one-way.
$700K to play for the Wolves!
I`m fine with the Vandermeer contract.
UWSaint wrote:Strangelove wrote:Hockey Widow wrote:tiny cap hits, two way deals and one year contracts.
So I'm fine with the Barker signing. He is young enough to turn in around -- particularly if the issues were due to injury or something psychological that can be overcome with the right environment. I don't expect it, and I think from the depth the team has assembled, Canucks management doesn't expect it. But it will be a happy turn of events if it occurs.