Kiss Barbie Goodbye?

As I mentioned in the previous post, it's highly unlikely that Jason Labarbera is going to be re-signed this summer. Labarbera believes that he can play a lot more minutes as a goalie on another team, as he won't get much in Vancouver riding shotgun to Luongo.

In his own words:

“I love it here and I like being around the guys and stuff, but I know I’m not going to play so it’s one of those things where I’m just going to have to sit back and think about what’s important, I guess,” LaBarbera said.

“It’s not easy playing just once a month. I’ve never really been a backup my whole life. As far as seeing what’s out there, I don’t know who needs goalies and who else will be available. “But one thing I’ve learned is that you can never predict what’s going to happen.”

Whatever happens Barbie, I appreciate some of the glorious moments you provided Canucks fans this year in Luongo's absence, namely:

 

More comments from Labarbera here.

To be honest, I don't know where Barbie will end up if he isn't re-signed here. He's not a #1 goalie, but he may just have made a case for himself to be a decent backup somewhere.

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