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Tailing the Komets

Bouchard named MVP

The International Hockey League (IHL) announced Thursday that Muskegon Lumberjack right wing Robin Bouchard has been named the 2009-10 IHL Most Valuable Player as selected by league head coaches, general managers and members of the media.


The 36-year-old native of Jonquiere, Quebec is currently second in the IHL in scoring with 96 points, scoring a league-leading 58 goals and dishing out 38 assists in 65 games played so far this season. Of his 58 goals, nine have been game-winning tallies. He also leads the IHL in power play goals (18) and shots (317).

He has scored three hat tricks during the 09-10 season, including one four-goal output on January 10th. He netted three even-strength goals and one on the man-advantage in the Lumberjacks 8-0 win over Flint. His most recent hat trick came on March 20th, where his final tally of the three goals marked the goal that tied him with Don Parsons as the all-time minor league goal scoring leader.


Posted in: Komets


Thu, 04/08/2010 - 5:11pm

That is nice for him :) / I would like to see Krug & Dipace play for the Komets next year :)

Tim Hoke
Thu, 04/08/2010 - 5:25pm

I want Todd Robinson here.

Five Minute Major
Thu, 04/08/2010 - 6:10pm

My initial reaction to "Bouchard named MVP" was "pbbth". While we're dividing up the Jacks, I'd take Bicek... he's a bit of a pest but kind of fun to watch. And I'd take DiPace, but don't tell my mom I said that, she'd disown me!

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 6:11pm

The most silliest of "silly" seasons will begin real soon. I would love Dipace and Robinson. Problem is that whatever league the K's are in next year, there will be less veterans per team.

I'm so very hesitant to comment on this as I'm afraid Bob Chase may think we are idiots.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 8:53pm

It has a Carrion Birds feeling to me even though it's part of the nature of business.

It will be interesting to see how the picks go and who all will report.

Frozen Water
Thu, 04/08/2010 - 8:58pm

The best part of that in my mind, Alan, is that it wasn't long ago that everyone on here was talking about how big of a class act Bob is and always has been. This does not really scream "class act" to me. The other thing on that subject that I have to throw in is that I was at the game and did not hear Bob say it. I have no idea who LGKomet is and how reliable this person, so until I hear more evidence that Bob said it, I can't get my usual level of fired up over it. This does make for great reading though.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 9:00pm

I'll admit, I had to look the birds up, quite scary looking.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 9:39pm

Even if Bob did make the comments he apparently didn't identify the blog he was talking about. The "other" blog in town does, IMO, have some interesting people posting on there that are constantly negative no matter what. He could also be talking about one of the forums. Heaven knows he wouldn't be the only one around here to not know the difference between a blog and a forum.

Also, he's an employee of the Komets, a very loyal employee, and that will no doubt reflect in his outlook of things.

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 12:07am

I heard this comment from Bob that everyone is talking about. I had the car radio on while driving to the game since I was running a few minutes late. It was in the pre-game stuff, and to be honest, I wasn't offended by it at all, mainly because I knew he wasn't referring to me specifically. As I recall, this was not long after one of those incredibly long threads had been created with a handful of people arguing back and forth about how they know more than Sims and the Frankes do. So yeah, I thought it was deserved. It's the easiest thing in the world to reply to a blog and act like you could do a better job running the team than the people who actually do. All I have to say is good luck with that. I'm not saying that the people behind the Komets aren't human like everyone else, but to sit in a position of anonymity and lob mud at them all day hardly seems sporting. Or fair.

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 2:15am

It's also very easy when you have nothing better to say or use to refute rumor's or speculation to resort to name calling and/or personal attacks...

I will say again, that I love Bob Chase, he's one of the best in the business at calling games. He's 100% a Komets man and that's commendable...

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 3:37am

I am certainly not Gods gift to "Blogging" but I would be remiss if I didn't defend what Bob Chase said. Having talked to him after almost every game I can say with complete certain that his attack (if you will) was meant to those "Negative" comments be they on this blog or any other. Yes, he is a Komet to the bone. I think after 56 years he should be allowed to say whatever he wants, whenever he wants, for or against whomever he wants. The only people who should take any of it personally would and should be those he was talking about. In other words if the shoe fits wear it. If it don't why worry about it.

On out best day we (that would be all of us) have on occasion said things on here or someplace else that are more of a personal attack. There are times I read this blog and just say to myself " What in the world does that blogger want?" or "Why would a Komet fan write that?" I know that not everyone who blogs is a "Komet" fan. I plead no contest to those times I want to jump down their throats.

It is so easy to miss understand what others say on these things. I think most of you are very loyal, dedicated Komet fans. You have and want nothing but the very best out of our team and it's individuals.

With regards to Mr. Chase, He is not a blogger and never has been. When your 86 years young you will have earned my respect to say whatever you like. His "Pearls of Wisdom" are worth paying attention too.

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 6:39am

I think the "handful" of people should be identified. Really, everyone here talks about the "handful" of people... but the people included in my "handful" are different, perhaps than those included in Bob's "handful", or Wendy's "handful". Why make everyone mad when you can just offend a "handful" of people that "ruin" everything.

Is "handful" code for "doesn't agree with me"?

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 2:32pm

mightbite is an idiot :)

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 04/09/2010 - 4:34pm

Hello, my name is Hit Somebody!!! and I am an idiot.

Whatever you want to call me.

But I am also called a Komet Fan, Dad, Boss, Son, Brother, and I am proud of those.

I agree with JM. Handful of people=I don't agree with you, and my opinion is better.

So who is the idiot?

edit: also Husband, College Alumni, etc. etc....you get the point.

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 8:42pm

I aint an idiot, I r stupid

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 12:24am

Okay, I'll be sure to point out everyone who's acting like an idiot next time it happens. ;) And yes, I'm fully aware that I'm on some people's idiot lists, probably because I don't make posts about how to run the team! Further proof that no matter what you do, you can't please everyone.