By signing Tyson Barrie, the Oilers landed one of the most prominent (and polarizing) defensemen in 2020 NHL Free Agency. The Oilers announced that they signed Barrie to a one-year, $3.75 million contract.
TSN’s Frank Seravalli reports that Barrie, 29, left money on the table to join the Oilers. (Servalli reports that one offer included a $6M AAV.)
At face value, that seem like a questionable choice by Barrie, especially since the Oilers haven’t exactly reached their potential despite employing Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. But, then you realize that Tyson Barrie’s likely to quarterback a power play with McDavid and Draisaitl, and it sounds like he might take some short-term financial pain for long-term gains.
Really, it also sounds like it would be fun for Barrie, doesn’t it?
Oilers sign free agent defenseman Tyson Barrie
Heading into 2019-20, Tyson Barrie carried quite a bit more clout. While