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It’s Elliott Friedman’s turn to raise the idea

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Now that the offseason is well underway in the NHL, rumors abound around the Bettman circuit. The Canadian is absolutely no exception and it is to be expected that Kent Hughes and his team have had a busy summer.

And it could (or even “should”) start this week, as my colleague Maxime Truman spoke on the airwaves of 91.9 Sports earlier today.

However, there is a name that circulates a bit in the rumors that interest the CH: Tyson Barrie. Jeff Marek raised the idea of ​​seeing CH take an interest in him a few weeks ago, and today Elliott Friedman also slipped in a word:

I’d be curious if a team like the Canadiens would be interested in Tyson Barrie – Elliott Friedman

He talked about it in today’s episode of the 32 Thoughts Podcast.

For Edmonton, finding a team interested in Barrie would be great news. The team needs to clear the salary to sign the boys again (Evander Kane, Brett Kulak, etc) and to sign a goalkeeper this summer. They have been hooked up with Jack Campbell and Ville Husso frequently in the past few weeks and will need the money to attract these guys.

But why should CH care about Barrie? In fact, I can only see one scenario where he would have done that: if Jeff Petry were to leave this summer.

Currently, as a right-back, the Canadian has David Savard, Chris Wideman and Justin Barron. There is clearly a little bit of meat missing around the bone, and if CH wants to give themselves the chance to send Barron with the Rocket to aid development, another right defender will be needed.

And this is where Barrie comes in.

Even if the defender is a adventure in his area the fact remains that he is very good in attack. The 30-year-old could be a good transition option as the youngsters are ready, especially as his contract expires at the end of the 2023-24 season.

At $ 4.5 million a year, that’s a little pricey, but we’re still talking about a defender who can easily score fifty points.

In short, we’ll have to see if these rumors end up leading somewhere, but there seems to be a possibility that Barrie will wear the CH uniform next year. There is no smoke without fire, as they say …

Lot of

– Jeff Marek expects CH to enlist Shane Wright. However, he believes it is possible that he will return to OHL next year.

– I do not believe. Again, I could be wrong.

– Kaiden Guhle’s brother will play in Germany next season.

– A signature the Oilers clearly don’t regret.

– David Price retreat this winter?

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