Friedman on Tyson Barrie: “I think there is an understanding that so far it hasn’t worked”

On last night’s edition of Saturday Headlines, among a wealth of other Leafs-related discussions, Elliotte Friedman reported that the team have received trade inquiries on Tyson Barrie.

The other name that’s come up a lot this week is Tyson Barrie. There’s been a lot of chatter around him. He has not asked for a trade, however, I think there’s an understanding that so far it hasn’t worked, that this is a very important year for him because he’s a free agent, and I think we all recoginize how we would feel about that.
I’m hearing Toronto has recieved calls on him and so far they’ve rejected the idea and they don’t want to trade him. But there is interest and because Colorado is retaining half of his salary, he’s at $2.75 million. We’ll see where it goes over the next month, but I do think there’s a recognition that this can’t continue for him.
Barrie was brought in over the off-season to give Toronto a second offensive punch from the blueline behind Morgan Reilly. That hasn’t happened so far. Through 22 games, Barrie has just six assists and …

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Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation

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