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Tailing the Komets

A couple answers you wanted

David Franke said there will be a new third jersey this season, and it will be a home jersey which will debut on opening night. They are going to wear last year's black, red and white jerseys on the road mostly, and the new jersey will split time with the traditional home white jersey.

There's no news yet on a third exhibition game, but it won't be with Cincinnati. It also won't be with Kalamazoo.

The Komets are planning on being on the road for 15 hotel nights this year. Last year they were o

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Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 6:11pm

I read where Cohny said that this is not a preseason invite, it is a contract offer and acceptance.

He will be a Komet.

I, too, hope he comes in ready to knock some heads.

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 6:12pm

Speaking of Legault that is.

Any word on what the New Sweaters will look like? Or do I need to ask Mark???

Mark, wanna shed some light??? Or do i need to come to Komet Kuarters to beg?

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 6:37pm

Thank you Blake for answering the question, it is much appreciated.

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 6:52pm

C'mon Mark... we're all on the edge of our seats....

Will they be available prior to opening night?

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 6:53pm

I want the first one.......dang it.

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 6:54pm

You guys see the Red White and Blue K's jerseys?

Got one.

I'm not sure what I am entitled to wear next season? Anyone remember what I said I would do with jerseys next season?

I can't recall. LOL

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 6:58pm

How about very simular to the black throw back sweaters from last year only in white with red-trimmed black letters? Or maybe it was blue letters trimmed in red?

Just a guess ;-)

Blake Sebring
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 7:07pm

I'm pretty sure I remember Hit saying he would show up in a bikini if they won three in a row. Anybody else remember that? (sound of me hurling into a trash can.)

Better yet, you should dye your hair red! I would but they don't 1/4 coloring packets.

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 7:15pm


I wouldn't want anyone to see Big Snake again at the MC.


Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 7:17pm

How about another go with Kaptain Komet.....Awesome.

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 7:20pm

By the way, Blake committed the first Blog Foul. Mine was self defense. LOL

Actually it was the Monkey Man that should sit in the box with Schebig and smell shame.

Blake Sebring
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 7:26pm

I would love to see a redesigned Captain Komet. That would be cool. Maybe something like on Bouch's helmet.

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 7:30pm

How about an IHL jersey?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha.....

Of course it would be underneath the CHL Moniker.....

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 7:48pm

Was never a big fan of the Captain Komet jersey....

Blake Sebring
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 7:53pm

Never liked it.

Andy Sherman
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 8:00pm

Hit, just because you have a contract, you are guaranteed nothing. All it takes is that contract being waived. Most every guy that comes to a pro camp at the AA level has a contract, because they aren't worth the paper they are written on. They are basically 1 day contracts. Now in the AHL, those contracts are guaranteed. A one year deal is a one year deal-not a daily contract like the CHL and ECHL have. I would be neither surprised to see him cut or make the team this season.

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 8:32pm

Liked it.

Andy, go argue with Cohn. I was just informing the bloggers what he said. And from what I gather, he is the right price. The Cap space is slim.

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 9:07pm

Also, there was an announcement that each team only has an official number of contracts to use each year, after they are used, you are done. There won't be swtiching around of players like we have seen in the past where we ship out 7-8 guys and bring in 25 different guys to look at. There won't be constant turn-over like we saw in Flint. I think I read the number of contracts is like 35. So if all the pre-season roster guys have contracts, as you imply, then the Komets are left with 10 or less contracts the rest of the year. Some players that are on the pre-season roster will be player tryout deals.

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 10:27pm


Id like to see another retro jersey with this logo!

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 11:12pm

Blake, any word from Mr. Chase on what his schedule will be? I can't imagine in retirement he really wants to make the long road trips?

Andy Sherman
Thu, 08/19/2010 - 1:06am

Hit, there is NOTHING in the last CHL CBA about only having 35 contracts for the season. Where was said announcement? I am going to check on that. If that is the case then It would make sense, as you said, to not waste contracts.

Thu, 08/19/2010 - 3:17am

Andy: unless you have purchased a copy of the CHL's CBA with the PHPA then you cannot say for sure what is or isnt in the CBA.... I havent been able to find the complete agreement anywhere.

For those who want to see a summary of some of the clauses found in the initial CBA with the CHL (all I could find), here is a link from the PHPA's website....


Andy Sherman
Thu, 08/19/2010 - 4:54am

I have access to the complete CBA.......good talk though JR

Thu, 08/19/2010 - 5:45am

Sherman is like a blog SuperHero..

Thu, 08/19/2010 - 7:52am

Time to pony up Hit, I remember that comment, make it a thong bikini, for all the read headed hockey chicks

Eric Tomlinson
Thu, 08/19/2010 - 7:56am

Always have loved the Kaptain Komet sweaters. Now, if only my wife can pick up on my subtle hint of "I want a KK jersey for my birthday"....uttered the past six years!

Thu, 08/19/2010 - 10:50am

Cough up a link then Andy...put your money where your mouth is.... Or did you run into the CBA at a bar?????

Andy Sherman
Thu, 08/19/2010 - 6:09pm

I can't cough the link up. It is on a secured website, of which I don't have a PW. However, is I do have the PDF file. I could cut and paste all 49 pages just to satisfy you though JR.......

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 08/19/2010 - 6:35pm

I will do a little looking around to find a link or it might have even been printed on this blog about the 35 contracts limit. Blake, you remember this? It was probably 3-4 weeks ago that was discussed either here, by a Franke, or in a CHL press release. I think it I read it in more than one place. FYC, this blog, and maybe even Cohns.

I can't be the only person who heard that.

Blake Sebring
Thu, 08/19/2010 - 6:51pm

It's actually 30.