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Friedman: Barrie ‘definitely in play’

March 16, 2016: Colorado Avalanche Defenceman Tyson Barrie (4) [7306] controls the puck as Vancouver Canucks Left Wing Alexandre Burrows (14) [5537] chases on Wednesday night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Photo by Kathleen Hinkel/Icon Sportswire)
(Photo by Kathleen Hinkel/Icon Sportswire)

Elliotte Friedman was on Edmonton’s 630 CHED on Friday afternoon.

As part of a much larger discussion on defensemen, and on if Tyson Barrie might be in play:

“Oh, I think he’s definitely in play.”

Do you?

“Yep. Yep. Absolutely.”

Later in the conversation, on if he thinks Tyson Barrie is the most likely to go of the right-shot defensemen:

“You know what, I do think Tyson Barrie is going to go.

“I did a game there where Montreal was in Denver. Don Meehan was there at the time with Craig Oster. They’re the Newport guys who handle Barrie. I just got the impression from everybody involved that they weren’t really even in the same ballpark.

“Knowing the way they finished their year, I’ve got to think it’s very likely he moves on.”

(The conversation included a lengthy discussion on Justin Faulk and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and any possibility of a trade, along with the importance of each to his respective team. There was also some talk of Connor McDavid and Calder considerations, what the Anaheim Ducks might do with their key defensemen, how the Dallas Stars may approach their defensemen in the off-season – and if they’ll buy out Kari Lehtonen, some NHL coaching tidbits, and more.)

Source: 630 CHED/ Transcript: Nichols

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