The Edmonton Oilers would like to improve their goaltending for next season and the only way for them to do that is to trade a contract to free up Oilers salary cap space.
Barrie is an elite power play specialist and he has demand on the trade market. Oilers prospect Philip Broberg is NHL ready and can pick up the slack if Barrie is traded.
Barrie, 30, has two more years left on his contract with an AVV of $4.5 million. He accumulated 41 points ( 7 goals, 34 assists ) in 73 games played last season.