The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent defenseman Cam Barker to a 1-year, $2.25M deal. Barker was recently bought out by Minnesota and is coming off an extremely poor season. 52gp, 1-4-5 -10 with Minnesota and a CorsiRel that was midpack on the Wild; he played third pairing opponents with third pairing help and was passed by every able bodied defenseman in the system.
Or so it seemed.
I believe this signing is a massive risk. If Barker can recover to where he was a couple of years ago then it’s all good. Otherwise, it’s a problem and a lot of money.
The Oilers still need an NHL defenseman.