VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – “Psst, I hear it’s done. Done deal.”
I heard that from a couple of pretty plugged-in hockey people Friday night here at Rogers Arena about a Tyson Barrie trade to the Vancouver Canucks. No, they weren’t fellow media people either. So I wrote about what I’d heard earlier tonight, on this site and on the glorious platform that is Twitter.
And guess what? No trade happened. And as I wrote in that earlier story: “I’m not prepared to report that as fact just yet, though. I’ve been down this road too many times, where supposedly “done deals” never happened. So, officially, I’m waiting along with the rest of you at this very moment for the Avalanche to make anything official.”
So what’s going on with Tyson Barrie? If Joe Sakic is to be taken at face value, nothing: