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