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Tailing the Komets

A bunch of stuff

* Besides Ryan Potts, the Komets are also going to have local amateur goaltender Tony Manning the first few days of traininng camp. He'll help out until Kevin Reiter gets back from his AHL tryout on Worcester.

* Keith Rodger may not be ready to go at the start of training camp because of a bone buise in his lower back. He suffered the injury while working out, but the MRI came back negative, general manager David Franke said.

* One thing the Komets could do with their extra veteran spots is use them to fill in with Konstantin Shafranov or Kevin Bertram in a pinch, Franke said. He'd prefer to use Shafranov over a longer period of time, giving him a couple of weeks to skate in practice before using him in games, and Franke said he believes Bertram could fill in for a weekend if he could work it around his schedule as a Fort Wayne Firefighter. Potts could also be an option in an emergency.

``With a 19-man roster and dressing 18 this year... the last three years we've had that 20-man roster and we haven't had to bring a lot of guys in becuase we have a larger roster,'' Franke said. ``This year we have a little bit smaller roster and there may be people showing up from time to time.''

* The worst thing about playing in Fort Wayne? Every player will say the bus the Komets use, but this year that is changing dramatically, as Two Ladies and a Bus is converting the Komets' bus to a sleeper bus with 18 bunks, seating for 24 and two tables. Each bunk will have it's own monitor and DVD player.

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Thu, 09/30/2010 - 6:52am

As a guy rooting for Rodger to make the team, this injury sucks and automatically appears to put him behind the eight-ball.. Not good.

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 7:29am

Hope Rodger Dodger heals up fast. I, too, want to see him play more this season. I'm tired of seeing him benched all the time or standing beside the bench in street clothes. He needs to play!

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 12:38pm

Nice to finally get an upgrade on the bus.

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 1:44pm

Hey Dschebig, have them make two, then we could use the second one to go to some of those far away road games.

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 2:27pm

Steve--I don't think they will listen to me. Nice thought however. Can you amagine showing up in Arizona with a bus load of Komet fans. :)

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 5:47pm

Been gone for a while guys and gals. I've tried to catch up on everything written and am amused by some of the comments and subjects posted.

Reading these, I have concluded that we really need the hockey season to begin. (Thank goodness it will start next Thursday night).

I am intrigued by mitebite and his comments of a "big" signing. I also can understand the frustration of bloggers when someone teases them. The " I know something you don't know" act doesn't really impress me much. I believe mitebite when he says he knows stuff ( he has been correct many times before ). Still it can get old. I don't think he is talking about a guy like Chaulk or any other above average forward. I believe he is talking about a defenseman. Maybe a guy like Brent Henley ( "big" ).

The team looks like it has been well put together. Assuming that everyone comes to camp, that the players going to AHL camps do not stick and show up here, this team has the makings of somethong special. ( I still think they need one more sniper )!

Even though I have been gone for a while, I still seem to have a "gift" for writing books. Right RunningKomet? Dschebig? Burgee? Blake?

It's nice to be back.

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 6:14pm

Shaf & Bertram is the big news

Blake Sebring
Thu, 09/30/2010 - 6:29pm

Who is this ``Alan'' who is suddenly writing in? LOL.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 09/30/2010 - 7:25pm

I agree with JM.

I too am rooting for Rodger.....and I too think this smells like a fish.

Blake Sebring
Thu, 09/30/2010 - 7:30pm

It's Gospel, Hit. He hasn't been at the informal skates this week.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 09/30/2010 - 8:38pm

Come on Blake, don't spoil this Conspiracy Theory for us.... gheesh, Party Pooper.


I am so excited about hockey this year. I can't wait. Seriously.....I am pumped to see pre-season hockey.

Wonder when the CHL-TV packages will be offered. I wonder why they haven't set the price, and advertised the holy poo poo out of that one???

Sign me up.

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 9:09pm

WOW that bus sounds GREAT Who says they don't get good treatment. TV package sounds good hook me up.