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by IwoCPO on 06/28/11 at 02:04 PM ET
Yeah, I know. You like the Polish guy. So do I. He’s ornery. But as you may know, Cam Barker was released by the Wild today and that sounds downright interesting…
According to sources, the Wild placed defenseman Cam Barker on waivers at 11 a.m.—the first necessary step to likely buying him out. If he clears, it’ll be 11 a.m. Wednesday. Then he’d have to run through waivers again to be bought out. Barker, if bought out, would become an unrestricted free agent Friday.
Young, good shot, yet underachieving. Guys like that, you know, achieve in Detroit. Guess who saw this coming?
This guy, on 17 June.
Cam Barker is a guy I’ve always liked, even though he’s played most of his career so far for Chicago. The Blackhawks dumped him at the deadline a year ago in a salary cap move, but it also landed them stud defensive prospect Nick Leddy. Minnesota would probably take a redo on that one if given the option. Even still, Barker is a solid player who put up 40 points just two seasons ago, but seems out of place in Minnesota. He could be moved.
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