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Avalanche’s Barrie poised for a huge contract this summer

With another fine outing Saturday night, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie further proved that come this summer he is deserving of a hefty raise.

Barrie almost single-handedly gifted the Edmonton Oilers a 3-2 defeat Saturday with two goals and an assist, helping the Avalanche collect their second straight win.

(Courtesy: NHL.com)

With his trio of points against the Oilers, Barrie moved into eighth among all defenseman with 30 points in 57 games and it isn't the only category that seems him slotted in the top 10.

Barrie ranks second among the league's best defensemen with five game-winning goals, is tied for eighth in power play points, and tied for ninth in assists. He has also - since becoming a regular with the Avalanche during the 2013-14 season - watched his production increase every year.

This summer Barrie will become a restricted free agent where he can expect to cash in. He is currently making $2.6 million this season in a year where he is poised to surpass his previous career highs in both goals and points.

Barrie is on his way to becoming one of the league's great d-men and by as early as this summer he should be paid like one.

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