Apr 3, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during a shootout against the New York Rangers at Pepsi Center. The Avalanche won 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche Poll - How Much Is Tyson Barrie Worth?

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Earlier this week, Austin Manak made his Mile High Sticking debut by writing that the Colorado Avalanche would be wise to sign Tyson Barrie to a long-term contract. Barrie, a restricted free agent, is currently without a contract and the longer the Avs wait to sign him, the more we remember what the Avs went through with Ryan O’Reilly a few years ago.

Austin suggested a 6-year deal worth $22 million, putting Barrie’s cap hit at $3.67 million per year. While I love Austin’s suggestion and think it’d be great for the Avs if they could make that deal, I personally believe that the Avs are more likely to go with a two-year bridge contract worth around $2 million per year while I’ve seen others suggest that Barrie will only get $1.25 million on a bridge deal.

At 23-years old, Barrie is coming off a breakout season that saw him score 13 goals and put up 38 points in 64 games. He also led the team in plus/minus with a plus 17 rating.

So, Avalanche Nation, how much should the Colorado Avalanche pay Tyson Barrie?

How Much Is Tyson Barrie Worth?

  • Long Term Between $3.25 - $4 million (57%, 141 Votes)
  • Short Term Between $2 - $2.5 million (32%, 78 Votes)
  • Short Term Between $1.25 - $1.5 million (6%, 14 Votes)
  • Other (5%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 246

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