How Good is Tyson Barrie?

Doran Libin

2015-03-23

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Looking at how Tyson Barrie has become one of the best offensive defensemen in the game today.

 

The Colorado Avalanche were the surprise team of the NHL last year but their season ended when Matt Cooke took out Tyson Barrie in round one of the playoffs. At the beginning of last year no one believed that Colorado's season would live and die with Barrie. His rise has been meteoric since his emergence during the strike shortened 2013 season. It helps that the Avalanche defense consists of Erik Johnson, Barrie and a whole lot of nothing. The roster in Colorado was begging for one of Barrie or Stefan Elliott to step-up. While Elliott was the initial favourite to claim the spot, Barrie leaped in front of him and is now holding down a spot amongst the 10 highest scoring defensemen.  

 

Does he benefit from easy usage?

 

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