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Tailing the Komets

David Franke on affiliation

First off, the Komets are looking at getting a pair of players from the Blue Jackets. GM David Franke would not name them.

``We've been talking to them over a month. (Assistant general manager( Chris McFarland contacted us originally. We thoguht about it and made the decision to do it. We think it's something that from a recruiting standpoint in the summer it will help us. I think for this year, the guys on our team that have come back the last 2-3 years, the younger guys, this may provide them an opportunity to get some games in the AHL.''
Why do this now when the Komets have usually been resistent to official affiliations?
``I think what's changed is the fact this is the way it's becoming in the AA ranks. If you are affiliated it's going to help you in recruiting during the summer. If you are affiliated it gives the players on your team a notion that they might be able to move up and play some games in the AHL. I just think in the CHL this year there were 64 CHL contracted players who attended AHL camps. There's a lot of kids in this league, this is going to be a younger league, maybe more of a development league. The players who have stuck with us the last 2-3-4 years who are still developing, this may be a good opportunity for them, too.
``It's kind of a sign of the times. We really haven't been seriously affiliated since the old IHL days (with Florida). This is a special case. Columbus is less than three hours away. The proximity of this is a no-brainer and they called us initially and we thought about it.''
As for how this affects training camp, Franke said, ``We'll just figure it out The palyers who we're supposed to get from them, they have to get assigned here first. That will probably happen by the middle of next week. If for some reason we only get one, we'll go with what we've got. This is just going to put that much more importance on the younger kids showing us what they can do in teh exhibition games.''
Franke also said Keith Rodger should be ready to hit the ice on M
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Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 10/07/2010 - 1:12pm

This is really shocking. I never thought I'd see this. Wonder what the Franke bashers will say about this accross Minor Hockey.

Kinda blows the whole reasoning why we didn't join the ECHL out of the water, you know.

First impression, I like it.

Makes me question who will or will not make this team now.

That makes me nervous.

I have to believe Keith Rodger is in deep trouble getting hurt when he did. Has to really put him in dire straits for making this team.

As many times as I have heard the name Brad Powlowski mentioned by Sims, Franke, and the Media......makes me wonder if he has a great shot at making this team, and who does that bump off the team? Do they keep Legault and Powlowski??? I can't see that happening.

Man, I wish I could go to the game tonight. Might be a Dayton roadtrip in my future.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 10/07/2010 - 3:20pm

Pascal Morency???

How awesome would that be.

Schrocky and Pascal together.......some one hose me down. Where is Bertram when you need him???

Does all of this tie into what MightBite was talking about???

If so......sorry.

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 3:27pm

Maybe I'm missing something but what does Morency have to do with anything? Isn't he with the Islanders farm team in Bridgeport?

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 3:28pm

Legault and Pawloski do bot have a chance....IMO...because ones a forward and ones defense....Could both make it

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 3:30pm

could this be "THE GOON" that I've been talking about?????????? NOW YOU KNOW :)

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 3:32pm

Well I see where Morency was released yesterday from the baby pens but I haven't heard anything about him signing here

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 3:42pm


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Thu, 10/07/2010 - 3:43pm




I have no clue.

Would be awesome though.

Ask a Franke at the game tonight.......LOL

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 3:47pm

Just an idea of yers since he was released yesterday, eh?

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 10/07/2010 - 3:53pm

I am confused on why MightBite put up video of Chanse.....I am confused.

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 3:57pm

Not this s*$% again...

The affiliation is interesting. I doubt it will make me a Jackets fan, boy they stink.

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 3:58pm

I think there's a better chance of me becoming a Red Wings fan then a Jackets fan

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 3:59pm

Getting "called up" to a place with half the attendace of Fort Wayne. Ironic. Perhaps we should have cut a deal to replace Springfield.

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 9:41pm

JM, getting called up to just about anywhere except the NHL is going to result in playing in front of smaller crowds, right?

I will probably pay some attention to Springfield now, possibly even a little bit to the Bluejackets, but I'll always be a Milwaukee Admirals and Blackhawks fan.

I'll bet Paul the Zamboni driver is happy, I believe he's a Bluejackets fan. I didn't think to ask tonight, I'll have to remember to next week.