No. I am not saying I don't like Barker or I don't think he will be a good player. But with the great end of the season he had, he is, by far, our best bargaining chip fora trade. I just am really high on Hendry. I think, next to Keith, he was our best defensive defenseman last year(and yes that includes Seabrook). They signed him to an extension this year for a reason. He is going to be a part of the Hawks near future....all other 5 defenseman are signed or will be signed to long term deals. So, you gotta make a choice on the 6th and my choice would be Hendry, because:
A. He is better defensively.
B. Barker would command more on the open market.
The main thing about Barker coming up was he was a good offensive defenseman who could quarterback the PP.....well we got a guy to do that for the next 8 years.