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Timmah007

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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Quillanrocks</b></div><div>I don't disagree with you; I dread to think what $$ and term Seattle may be stuck with if Francis goes hard after Klingberg and would prefer they pivot elsewhere if too rich and too long. (God knows his first 3 BIG signings aren't looking too good!!) But Klingberg can defend and has a history with Oleksiak, so I get the appeal if I'm Francis. And I just hesitate to spend draft picks on players who aren't sure to be a fit for this team how it is currently designed. Barrie doesn't seem like the guy. He ran the PP with 2 of the top 5 players on earth. His numbers are inflated and no one would ever confuse him for a defender that you'd trust to preserve a lead!! Nothing about Seattle's roster says "that's the guy to make the team better." JMO!</div></div>

Well both Tippett and woodcroft have used Barrie late in games to hold leads and woodcroft actually moved Barrie onto the pk when it was struggling to snap out of it. The reputation about Barrie not being able to defend are very much over blown and inaccurate. That being said not suggesting he's a shut down type definitely a playmaker more than defender but much more capable than most on this site will credit him for. Kinda like how you pointed out he ran a pp with two extremely talented players personally don't think it's right to view it in a way that takes away from giving the credit earned. Multiple other players have ran that pp over the years klef nurse bouch but with Barrie it hit historic heights for extended period of time. The perception of Barrie on this site just seems well off what it should be in my opinion.
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