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Tailing the Komets

Duane Lewis response

From CHL Commissioner Duane Lewis:

``The discipline to players does not always match the length of time the player is injured, in any league.  The issue here is that the player violated Rule 48 with primary contact to the head in a lateral/blindside check, and it clearly caused injury and received an automatic suspension. The injured player missed almost the entire length of game 2 and all of game 3.  The injury factor is a part of the disciplinary process outlined to all teams prior to the season, but is not the sole reason for discipline.  Had the player not been injured, based upon the fact that the Fort Wayne player violated Rule 48 implemented into professional hockey this season, a suspension was still clearly going to be issued, and any missed time from such a hit, in this case 2 games, means the player was injured due to this improper hit and typically a longer suspension is warranted as in the 3 games issued in this instance.  Obviously in the timeframe that disciplinary measures need to be taken, you rarely know the extent of the injury sustained.  We understand emotions run high in the playoffs, and understand frustration by any club, but we believe too much emphasis in this instance has been placed upon length of time missed by a player over the fact that any injury occurred.''

Posted in: Komets


just a fan
Fri, 04/22/2011 - 10:03pm

what about the 7 day wait to skate again?????

Fri, 04/22/2011 - 10:04pm

How many days for Mr. Harvey ?

Fri, 04/22/2011 - 10:06pm

BULL you know the rest....Go ahead and try to cover and protect the league, that's your job but the Rush made you look like a fool

Fri, 04/22/2011 - 10:08pm

Doesn't matter what kind of a spin you try to put on it, it still smells fishy...

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 04/22/2011 - 10:20pm

So basically in as many word....

Screw You Mr. Franke and Screw You Fort Wayne.

Guess we are the IHL under the CHL Moniker.....

AKA.....Red Headed Step Child.

Anyone here think we get any calls from the Ref in Game 5???

This league is a bunch of BS.

Let's pull our IHL teams out and go to the ECHL.

Who needs this league anyway?

Christian got nothing for his elbow to Frankie.

Menei faked an injury, and the CHL cheated us.

Harvey got a 5 minute major for hitting a player in the head tonight with an elbow......and a game misconduct.

Lewis just said that this Rule 48 carries a minimum of 2 games.

If Harvey doesn't get the 2 games......

Can the Frankes sue the CHL?

Fri, 04/22/2011 - 10:27pm

I hope the Komets somehow go on to win the Cup and then smash it to pieces and say "We're going to the AHL (okay, I'll settle for the ECHL)

Fri, 04/22/2011 - 10:38pm

This is why injuries should not and normally do not determine length of suspensions. This is the only professional hockey league that I know of that determines suspensions based on injuries.

Fri, 04/22/2011 - 10:42pm

what-a-joke! i better wake up in the morning and read that he's suspended for at least 2 games or i'll be ticked.

Fri, 04/22/2011 - 10:44pm

So what happens when theres your every day trip and the guy somehow manages to fall funny and break his ankle? Will the tripper be suspended because of the other players bad luck? Suspend the action, not the result

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 04/22/2011 - 11:10pm

The CHL is making it up as they go.

It is your basic rip-off.

Mr. Snufflupugus
Fri, 04/22/2011 - 11:15pm

This is NOT anti Komet. This is typical hockey discipline BS.


In an interview on TSN Radio 1050 Friday, Campbell admitted he

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 04/22/2011 - 11:20pm

Then Snuff.

Send your memo to David Franke.....because he seems to agree with the majority here that thinks the CHL is performing a screwing on the Komets.

The CHL is a sinking ship.

Mr. Snufflupugus
Fri, 04/22/2011 - 11:25pm

Why would the CHL want to tamper with one of the most stable franchises in minor league hockey?

Do I think the Komets got screwed? Heck yes. But not because they are the Komets. It is because there is no stable system of discipline anywhere in professional hockey at any level. In this case it was the Komets getting the shaft. Next time it will be someone else.

Hit Somebody!!!
Sat, 04/23/2011 - 12:10am

They might not care about the Komets because.....

Maybe the Komets aren't coming back next season in the CHL.

Maybe the rumors are true that the ECHL will be the league for the Komets next season.

Maybe Mr. Franke shot from the hip tonight because he had nothing to lose in a league that he plans not to be any longer a part of.

Just a thought.

Charlie I
Sat, 04/23/2011 - 12:27am

Please remeber that players only get suspended when there isn't a penalty called (O'conner). When a player gets a Major penalty in the game that is enough and a fine of course (Reney, Harvey). Rule 48c (Rush Exception).

Seriously though if Harvey gets nothing than everything that the commish said goes down the drain. If the Komets get behind and the game is getting closer to the end to losing Cescon is going to go Bananas. You can tell he has wanted to just go off but has done a very good job of not getting a penalty for dumb stuff.....but "open season" if all is lost...might as well help Colorado if we can't face em......

Charlie I
Sat, 04/23/2011 - 12:27am

Wow I was kinda getting into Alan territory there.

Hit Somebody!!!
Sat, 04/23/2011 - 12:47am

I agree on Cescon.

Several times I thought he was gonna smoke him some Lester Reaney.

I hope he does so after the K's win Sunday.

Gonna have to beat all the odds. The CHL. The Rush, The Crowd, The Cheapshots.

Should be Epic.

Charlie I
Sat, 04/23/2011 - 1:00am

If he does it when we win you know as well as I do the CHL will suspend him the rest of the playoffs.

Hit Somebody!!!
Sat, 04/23/2011 - 1:06am

Probably right.

I will take my chances just to see Reaney bloody.

He needs his arse whooped.

And Cescon is the man for the job.

Sat, 04/23/2011 - 5:22am

Duane Lewis just flunked Public Relations 101--what a stupid rationale for giving the Rush all the advantages when they were just a bunch of phonies! The rules apply to everyone so hand it out like it is!

Sat, 04/23/2011 - 6:01am

When I read that, All I could hear was Charlie Browns mom in my head... wah wah wah Im talking in circles wah wah wah.

Sat, 04/23/2011 - 7:26am

Take thier cup. Use it as a toilet. Opening night vs. Toledo. ECHL.

Sat, 04/23/2011 - 7:35am

JM....you just gave the new the new "White Board Guys" slogan....holy crap that's hilarious....pardon the pun....

Take Their Cup....Use it as a Toilet....

Take their Cup....Give them a Swirly in it....

LOL....OMG....I really need to grow up....

Mr. Snufflupugus
Sat, 04/23/2011 - 8:29am

The "ECHL" rumors are just that, rumors. They were started by bloggers trying to rationalize what will happen next year. The Komets don't know where they are going to play next year. The ECHL and CHL are going to look very different. Geez they BOTH could "fold" this summer leaving the teams to reorganize and form leagues with new names. Truthfully that would be the best thing that could happen to minor league hockey.

Sat, 04/23/2011 - 8:35am

So to put Mr. Lewis' comments into plain talk, Yes, we may have been bamboozeled by the Rush; BUT there is enough mumbo jumbo in the writing of the rule 48 to justify the length of the suspension......so there....

Move along, move along, nothing to see here....move along....

Sat, 04/23/2011 - 8:36am

Also, there are more to the ECHL rumors than alot are being led to believe...... May not happen; but there is some chatter going on....

Sat, 04/23/2011 - 8:50am

Well, whatever happens, I hope Duane Lewis is out of a job. That's for sure. He deserves that much....HIT SOMEBODY AS LEAGUE COMMISSIONER......LOL

Mr. Snufflupugus
Sat, 04/23/2011 - 1:56pm

I don't discount the notion the Komets are talking to people in the ECHL Of course they are. They have been for years. They will go where it makes sense. This happens every year now since there is so much instability.

Mr. Snufflupugus
Sat, 04/23/2011 - 1:59pm

My point is I don't believe the "CHL is out to get the Komets" conspiracy.
I believe they are just inept at administering discipline.

Sat, 04/23/2011 - 2:06pm

If harvey or king don't get suspended,I think there is a conspiracy