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You guys wanted some numbers last week on potential players to have their numbers retired. These seemed like the best candidates to me and are in alphabetical order.

* Dale Baldwin, played seven years and ranks 8th on the all-time games played list with 589, 17th with 150 goals, 10th in assists with 302, 15th in career points with 452, 2nd with 1,589 penalty minutes.
* John (Jumbo) Goodwin, played eight years and ranks 13th in games played with 538, 9th with 224 goals, 5th with 432 assists, 5th in career points with 656, 6th in career playoff scoring, 15th in career playoff games. Won Turner Cups in 1963 ad 1965. Played in 3 all-star games.
* Ron Leef, played five seasons and ranks 23rd with 404 games, ranks 11th with 213 goals, 12th with 290 assists, 13th with 503 points.
* Carey Lucyk, played eight years and ranks 7th in games played with 665, 43rd with 133 assists, , 13th with 745 penalty minutes. 6th in career playoff games. Won Turner Cup in 1993.
* Terry McDougall, played seven years and ranks 10th on the all-time games played list with 476, 6th in goals with 278, 3rd in assists with 461, 3rd in career points with 739. Also 2nd in career playoff points and 9th in playoff games played. Played in 3 all-star games. 
* Cal Purtinton, played nine years, and ranks 14th in games played with 524, 36th with 148 assists,  3rd with 1,306 penalty minutes. Won Turner Cups in 1965 and 1973. 17th in career playoff games.
* Barry Scully, played six years, ranks 21st with 455 games, ranks 4th with 327 goals, 18th with 235 assists, 8th in career points with 562, 4th in career playoff points, 10th in career playoff games. 
* Ron Ullyot, played seven years and ranks 17th with 476 games played and also coached four years, 41st with 138 assists, Won Turner Cup in 1973.
* Norm Waslawski, played eight years and ranks 22nd with 454 games, 7th with 262 goals, 14th with 262 assists, 12th with 521 points. 7th in career playoff scoring, 15th in career playoff games. Won Turner Cups in 1963 and 1965.
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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 6:33am

Dougie all the way! Belongs up there, right next to Robo.

Please - no Barry Scully! I couldn't stand that guy!

Dave W
Tue, 05/10/2011 - 9:37am

I agree with Teresa215 Dougie belongs up there along with Dumba the complete " Western union line"

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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 12:37pm

dale baldwins stats are incredible... averaged 197 penalty minutes and 57 points over 7 years during the regular season. this is very difficult to achieve . gets my vote

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 1:36pm

John Goodwin deserves to have his number retired. In the 59 years of Komet hockey he places 5th in goals, 5th in assists, 5th in career points, and 6th in playoff scoring.

Don't let anyone fool you. John Goodwin was one heck of a hockey player.

Terry McDougall would be my next choice for many of the same reasons. Ron Ullyot traded him away and the Komets were much poorer for it. Having Ullyot's name mentioned in the same body of work is an insult.

Retire the numbers of players who deserve the recognition, otherwise it becomes cheap.

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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 2:10pm

i dont think any of the players mentioned above other than ron ullyot would cheapen the achievement

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 5:36pm

I am just glad it is not my call to make. All quality guys and real Komets.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 7:06pm

maybe we shouldnt be confusing those who deserve to be in hall of fame vs those who should have numbers retired. i think all mentioned should be in hall of fame but really, retired numbers should be for far and way beyond the great players mentioned. no retired in my mind until dupuis and chaulk are eligible

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 05/10/2011 - 8:40pm

I agree with Chuckitt.

Is there a slam dunk retired jersey guy in that group???

Maybe they should do a 60 best players in 60 years of Komet Hockey.

That would be alot more fun and alot more fun to recall players from over the years. You could also sneak some guys onto that list that didn't necessarily play here for 400+ games and 7 years.....

Like a Justin Hodgman just to throw out on example....Or a Tommy Lawson.

Both were top 60 players for their own meaningful achievements while they were Komets, but not guys that would qualify for the rafters or the Hall of Fame so to speak.

Let's lobby for the top 60 in 60. I should copyright that idea.......right Jungle Monkey???


Tue, 05/10/2011 - 9:03pm

Bad news coming out of Quad City tomorrow...

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 9:11pm

I like that Hit!!! 60 in 60!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 5:20am

Mallards going south. Bloomy without a place to play. The CHL is more stable than the IHL2?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 6:07am

Quad City and Odessa, maybe Bloomy and Colorado and Dayton.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 6:46am

Great idea, Hit! I like the 60 in 60. It would be fun to make up that list. I'll start:

(1972-1986) I moved to Florida in 1986 and returned in 2002 so I missed all of the '90s fun!

Bob Fitchner
Wayne Ego
Bobby Rivard
Cal Purinton
Terry Thomson
Robbie Irons
Don Atchison
Jeff Ablett
Sid Veysey
Dave Norris
Robbie Laird
Al Dumba
Terry McDougall
Dan Bonar
Mike Boland
Jim Burton
Barry Scully
Dale Baldwin
Steve Salvucci
Paul Adey
Ron Leef
Pokey Reddick
Alain Chevrier
Rob Motz
Wally Schreiber
Steve Janazsak
Kevin Weekes

2003 on:

Colin Chaulk
Guy Dupuis
David Alexander Beauregard
Kelly Perrault
Sean Venedam
Dustin Virag
Tom Lawson
Michel Massie
Justin Hodgman
Kevin Bertram
Kevin St. Pierre
Nick Boucher
Kevin Reiter
Troy Neumeier
Mario Laroque
David Hukalo
Konstantin Shafranov
Matt Syroczynski
PC Drouin

That's just to get you started...

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 7:13am

Here's a few more candidates...

Ron Zanussi
Rob Tudor
Dave Ross (the winger, not the goalie)
Brian Holderness
Murray Bannerman
Darren Jensen

Petr Sachl
Frederic Bouchard

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 7:30am

Source on the QC news? Nothing on their web site or in the QC Times indicates anything other then their presence in the CHL next season. In fact in his last interview their owner was seems very upbeat about it.

I'm not saying nothing is going on, just wondering if there is some fact behind this or if it's more internet gossip........

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 8:05am

Alot of rumor right now, Steve... Nothing official posted anywhere. Fans are wondering why thier Facebook and Twitter accounts have been removed, the rumors of the USHL coveting that city (fits nicely in thier footprint) and with the uncertainty of Bloomington, Colorado, and the CHL as a whole have people talking...

Sounds like the CHL is doing some serious damage control right now to keep the ship afloat...

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 8:51am

ECHL playoffs now have Kalamazoo playing....wait for it...


Is the "winner" the team that wins the series...or the one that isn't bankrupted by playing it?

Just hope it's a 2-2-2-1 format!

And remember...that "E" in ECHL...stands for...EAST

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 9:09am

Questions I'd like to ask Michael Franke:

What is it that gives you so much confidence in the CHL as the rumors of team defections and teams going dark are running rampant?

What is the real reason (or reasons) for the for the Komets not looking at the ECHL as a legitimate place to be involved. Is it 1) money, 2) trademark rights, 3) pride, or 4) a sincere belief that the CHL is the best place to be? If the answer is #4, please explain your thinking.

As the Miron Cup finals draw closer, many announcements will start to be made officially laying to rest all these rumors. Two teams are leaving the CHL for sure, (Colorado and Odessa). The CHL may lose up to seven more teams including some that are from the old IHL which would translate into more travel for the Komets (thus more expense). If that happens, why would the CHL look more attractive than the ECHL and the neighborhood rivalries it would guarantee?

Are the Franke brothers going to infuse money into some of these failing teams as a means of propping them up?

Are the Komets going to fulfill their two year agreement with the CHL with the hopes that by then an agreement with the ECHL would come forth? That by buying some extra time the ECHL will come up with a "softer" offer to absorb the remaining CHL teams, thus creating one "AA" hockey
league which they would control?

I understand that many of my questions are based on rumor. Yet I think it's fair to ask these questions. The landscape of the CHL is changing right in front of our eyes. The travel makes no sense in this league from any standpoint. Would there be travel in the ECHL? Sure, but the payback would be the close proximity of Kalamazoo, Toledo, Cincinnati, and Chicago. The increased attendance to see these teams again would probably make up for a lot of the costs involved.

I'm definitley willing to wait and see what unfolds. Still I find my patience starting to stray and I'm becoming more like what Blake implored us to be: skeptical and cynical.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 9:26am

The E in ECHL does not stand for east, that was dropped years ago.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 10:29am

Game Misconduct was correct. Sounds as if Quad City is going to make an announcement today and the news is not good.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 12:43pm

And the waiting begins.....

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 5:56pm

Okay, so what does the "EC" stand for now? It's stupid to use an acronym that stands for nothing as a name.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 6:21pm

It literally stands for nothing at all

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 7:16pm

It used to stand for East Coast Hockey League, but now they are just know as the ECHL. It's like KFC, they changed the name to brand better.

Blake Sebring
Wed, 05/11/2011 - 7:27pm

Sure it stands for something... Each Coast Hockey League.