13 thoughts on “Hawks Sign Kyle Baun To 2-Year Extension

  • March 3, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Wow. Extremely cap-friendly and 1-way. Already planning for the departure of the rental players.

  • March 3, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Baun had a nice camp and played his way into the lineup to start the year. Will certainly be in the mix next season.

  • March 3, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    I haven’t seen any evidence of him being an NHL player since his debut last year.

  • March 3, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Ernie- agree 100%… Baun has done nothing besides try hard… Hoping this is a “safety net” signing… Mashinter- actually is starting to look better…

    Baun- can’t score

  • March 3, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Interesting. Cameron Schilling also has a one-way deal for next year.

    Maybe that’s the carrot the Hawks are willing to dangle to get the guys they want to sign as depth, signed.

  • March 3, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    This is a head-scratcher. Were we worried that he might sign somewhere else after this year? Maybe he replaces the Mashinter role next year.

  • March 3, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    I’d rather give the same contract to Sekac,
    Don’t see what Baun did to earn one-way deal…

  • March 4, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Hawks have the money. Sekac is old news. A low one way contract is a great incentive for a bubble player to sign. Creative imo. Wonder if Hayes would have signed if his contract was one way?

  • March 4, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn’t the only thing that a one way contract do is keep the player’s salary the same whether he is with the Hawks, or with Rockford? A one way contract does not guarantee the player a roster spot with the Hawks, right?

  • March 4, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    That’s right. But 575k is a lot more than 75k. Huge difference in NHL salary to AHL salary

  • March 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    There is absolutely zero – repeating, ZERO – reason to send Darling down. And even asking the question is laughable.

    If you’re frustrated by Darling. Do you wanna go to the dance with Mike Leighton as your #2?

    If you do, check your fan card at the door. Darling is not only affordable, but he saved the Hawks’ collective ass last spring.

    The team was flat and he let in a couple bad goals. On to the next…

  • March 4, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Does signing Baun and others on these low contracts make them more attractive as a trade chip?

  • March 5, 2016 at 3:03 am

    Less attractive for sure – why to pay NHL salary to the player not able to score in the AHL?

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