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Tyson Barrie‘s Breakout Season

Dec 29, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) shoots the puck against the St. Louis Blues during the first period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

I admit I had my doubts about offensive defenseman Tyson Barrie. Before this season, my thought process was that, he was mostly untried. He’d had half of a good season and not much else.

Good thing I’m not in charge of Colorado Avalanche personnel. Best leave it to the experts, Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic. Because Tyson Barrie most certainly panned out. He’s a speedy little guy with a nose for scoring, and he’s done it 12 times for the Avalanche. He’s also earned a team-leading 40 assists. He is one of six 50-point scorers on the Avalanche.

In fact, let’s explore that for a moment.

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