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Tailing the Komets

Did you guys see this one?

Thanks to Wendy for pointing this one out. I've never seen that happen and didn't realize it was a possibility until I heard this. I checked the rule book:

20.3 Substitution

Posted in: Komets


Tue, 01/12/2010 - 9:36pm

Haven't you ever seen us (off-ice officials) yelling to get someone in the box before the penalty is up? We know it. We have even opened the penalty box door to make them aware. It is really a home ice plus to have the home team setting next to their box. I can never remember that too many men penalty being called because either team didn't get a player in the box on time. The coaches are well aware of the rule. I am not saying it has never been called, I just don't ever remember it if it was. It would really be very rare.

Tue, 01/12/2010 - 10:05pm

Figures a red headed hockey chick would bring this to our attention, that leaves room in the box for more Gingers! Although I'm more of a mary ann type of guy, mr howell liked his foo foos. Lovie, what is wrong with Ginger, Thurston she has had too many foo foo's. Attn Dell Griffith, Attn Dell Griffith.

Tue, 01/12/2010 - 10:21pm

Is there a better traveling companion out there???

Tue, 01/12/2010 - 10:33pm


Wed, 01/13/2010 - 12:11am

Charles Grodin in Midnight Run

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 1:52am

I read all the NHL game stories, though this one did involve my Coyotes. Dennis, the reason I asked Blake about it was the article specifically said that Phoenix's coach opted to not put a player in the penalty box. I had never heard that they had that option. Then they proceeded to play 7 and a half minutes without a whistle -- and that was only when they took another penalty -- and the other team wound up scoring 2 power play goals, so yeah, the 'Yotes got burned for it. :S

Chad Ryan
Wed, 01/13/2010 - 2:36am

Midnight Run was awesome.

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 5:33am

You can open the door. Just can not make them put the guy in the box. But I have one extra seat for Wendy! You can't bring any Foo Foo's in the box.

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 11:26am

This is totally off the subject, but trying to get back to Komet news, I'm wondering what is going to happen with the roster. With Mat Syroczynski back, the Komets have to make a roster move before Friday night. Remember, too, that depending on how they handle this they may have to make another move when Woods is activated. Then, keep in mind that there may be a new player coming in. ( They didn't free up that "veteran" spot for nothing ). Syro is a forward, Woods is a forward, and I'm thinking the mystery man is probably a forward also. That is an additional three forwards so you would think that at least one forward will have to go. If they cut someone by Friday I think it has to be one of these four: DeAngelis, Warner, Woodard, or Varone. Three of these guys are defensemen and the K's presently have eight on the roster so you can only cut one defenseman. Additionally two of them are rookies and I think the K's (if they release one will be very close to the rookie limit). You might be able to skirt the problem by putting someone on the 30 day IR, but would still have to make a decision when Woods is activated. Adding the mystery man complicates things even more, but maybe he won't be able to play right away and could delay a decision. I guess I really don't have the answer but I think I would start by putting Varone (knee) back on the 30 day IR. Then when Woods is ready I would cut one of the eight defensemen. ( Even then I'm assuming all eight are healthy at that time). Finally, if they sign a veteran mystery forward a very, very tough decision will have to be made. It would appear to me that one forward would have to go. Am I on the right track? Can they play the IR game long enough to make everything happen correctly? Is there a two for one trade coming? Some one is going to go, maybe two, and I'm sure it won't be populsr as the list of forwards on this team is pretty impressive. Blake...you got any ideas? I know I'm assuming everyone will be healthy and that is unlikely, but David Franke has to have some kind of plan in mind.

Frozen Water
Wed, 01/13/2010 - 11:36am

Alan: I would agree with everything you said but it really seems like Warner is untouchable. He's a hometown guy and we all know they won't do anything to him, no matter how much he's hurt. Plus the fact that he scored a goal last weekend increases his hype. Someone will come back on here and give me his +/- and say he is an AHL-level player, which he may be, but as far as being on the list to be let go I really don't see it. I am definitely not disagreeing with you that he should be on the list though.

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 12:08pm

Not putting someone immediately on the penalty bench probably happens most often in leagues (including amateur leagues) with teams carrying a short bench due to injury (and other reasons). It allows you an extra set of legs to skate for most of the penalty, but you can get burned.

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 1:25pm

i think varone and woodard are the most vulnerable ones.

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 2:27pm

Thanks Frozen Water and Chuckitt. The more I think about it, I think Varone will go back on the IR. The additional IR spots give the Komets some wiggle room.

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 4:20pm

Hang on. I'll get my crystal ball....

It says "Future uncertain. Try again later." ;)