Baker Hoping For Another Chance

Matthew Wuest of the [i]Halifax Daily News[/i] has written an interesting feature on Acadia forward Kevin Baker, who is one of the 41 prospects in camp this week. Baker, a former Kings draftee who played professionally with Lowell and St. John a few years back, just wants a chance to get back into professional hockey. He's getting that this week with the Lightning. Also in the feature, Lightning scout Darrell Young, who lives in Halifax, states the Lightning have spent approximately $100,000 this week to bring in players they think may be able to contribute somewhere in the organization. Young tells the [i]Daily News[/i] the organization is in search of offense, "and [Baker's] shown he can provide it." "We think with the rule changes, [Baker] has a chance," Young says.

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He's 27 years old

He's run as the third wheel with Boisclair and desharnais. Granted those two haven't shared well with their fellow linemate, but he hasn't shown a nose for the net. He has played solid all around, working the boards, being the third man high if needed and just being responsible all-around. He's organizational filler and not likely to pas up enough younger to get to the NHL.

One Year Deal

If this kid has shown the stuff this article mentions, I could see him potentially with a one year deal with Springfield or Johnstown. Personally, I would love to see another "sniper" type on the Falcons roster this season and it would give this guy a chance to prove his case one last time. Great find.

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