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Tailing the Komets

Book update

I'm afraid the books are getting delayed again. There have been more problems at the printer in Tennessee and I'm going to have to pull back and start over, which means Legends of the Komets won't be out until the spring most likely. If anyone has any extra weight they'd like to lose or hair they need to fall out, I'd suggest book publishing because this has been incredibly stressful. The book was delivered in July, and ever since then it's been out of my control. No more. I'm pulling it back and I'll probably self-publish it.

So I apologize to al of all of you who wanted it for Christmas. Lloy Ball's book will be out within the next few weeks, and we're almost finished with Bob's book. I don't think either of those will be out by Christmas, either.

I'll keep  you posted, and again, I apologize for the delay.

Posted in: Komets


Jerad Shaw
Sun, 11/30/2008 - 3:01pm

I shot you an email about the book. What about the rumor of a new Komet coming to town. Your favorite all around hockey player that just got cut from Bloomington. He told a PT fan that he will be in the Fort this week. Any news on this???

Hit Somebody!!!
Sun, 11/30/2008 - 5:28pm

Jerad...are you saying Leo Thomas is on his way to the Fort? He is the only guy listed as a recent waiver from the PT. I think he could be useful for the K's. He would add speed and another possible goal-scorer. We need Defense-men though. Why not convert PC to D?

Jerad Shaw
Sun, 11/30/2008 - 6:04pm

It was talked about on another board. Apparently he was at a local watering hole in Bloomington and said he was leaving for Fort Wayne in the near future. Of course, he could have just been saying this, but I think it would be a good move.

Sun, 11/30/2008 - 7:12pm

Hit, are you serious...covert PC to defense...why...

Just because he plays the point during the power play doesn't mean he is a defenseman...no way do I move PC to defense...

Hit Somebody!!!
Sun, 11/30/2008 - 7:42pm

What other options does this team have right now? I was just throwing out an idea. Our Defense is horrible right now. Guy is overworked and looking old. Bertram must be hurt right now because he looks bad...he can hardly move. It wouldn't be that big a thing to move PC to Defense and bring in Leo Thomas until we found another D-Man who can be an upgrade. We have 3 or 4 deadweight d-men right now, they just aren't doing well. Nothing personal about it, they are playing bad and aren't improving. Guy can't play every shift like he once could, it will kill him.

Could we try and cherry-pick a top D-Man out of the SPHL kind of like Flint did last season in Justin Depretis?

Sun, 11/30/2008 - 8:21pm

I don't think moving one of our top forwards to defense is the answer either...your right Dupuis and Bert can't play every shift...I would rather us find another defenseman...I said it when i first heard about beckett leaving..that hurt the Komets make up big time..and all the injuries aren't helping either....

Hit Somebody!!!
Sun, 11/30/2008 - 8:27pm

We need Defense help...I just don't see Adam Lewis, Leo Thomas...etc. helping the D-Line.

Sun, 11/30/2008 - 8:36pm


everyone in this league needs defenseman...

Sun, 11/30/2008 - 10:01pm

Hit, I agree with Mark. P.C. is not a D-man although he could probably play the position. He had 4 pts. this weekend and I would rather see him continue to put pts. on the board and bring in some D. Heck, we never used our maximum Vet spots this year did we? Shoulda kept Hansen

Sun, 11/30/2008 - 10:21pm


I'm sorry to hear about the delays in getting your book out.
I hope that everything works out for you.

Regarding Leo Thomas, he signed with Bloomington in late October and was waived a month later......it would be interesting to know what went wrong there.

Sun, 11/30/2008 - 11:30pm

my guess is, Bob, if indeed its Leo Thomas..he wasn't producing..or they wanted to sign Marty Standish..and thats why he was let go..

I'd take thomas...you could Center him with Drouin and see what happens..

Charlie Crawford
Mon, 12/01/2008 - 6:24pm

Sorry to hear about the issues with the book Blake. Maybe it will be out in time to give as a great Fathers Day gift! I hope it all works out for ya.

Once again, sorry to hear about all the problems you are having with the printer.

Tue, 12/02/2008 - 12:16am


I've talked to some people who suggested moving P.C. to defense and see if he would make a good defensive forward.

Of course, some of these folks are also suggesting that P.C. get waived, which I don't agree with.

Tue, 12/02/2008 - 12:47am

Wow, cutting PC Drouin, no way...I wouldn't want PC as a defensive forward, dman, he's got 12 or 13 goals right now, he's on his way to maybe his best season as a komet...and people want to move him or cut him...no thanks...

Something that people don't realize is, we gotta let these rookies get better, we can't throw in the towel,

Mironvic- not a great skater, but outside of Dupuis, and Bert he may have the best defensive instincts.

Boulay-strong skater, I'm impressed with him.

Holladay- good skater, i wish he was stronger on the puck, but again, he's only a rookie(i think)

I guess what im saying is we just gotta let these guys develop