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Tailing the Komets

Dupuis is coming back

The Komets announced Monday that veteran defenseman Guy Dupuis has agreed to terms and will return to the Komet lineup for his 14th season in Fort Wayne and 21st as a pro.  Dupuis began his career in 1990 with Adirondack in the AHL after becoming Detroit's third choice in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft while a member of Hull of the QMJHL. 

Dupuis, 40, will match Eddie Long's record of 14 seasons as a Komet.  The Moncton, New Brunswick native skated his first season in Fort Wayne during 1991-92 and continued to guard the Fort Wayne blue line for eight consecutive years until leaving for an AHL stint in Hersey and IHL visits to Chicago and Michigan in 1999-00.  Dupuis skated two years of German elite league play in 2000-01 and 2001-02 before returning to the states for minor league stints with Bakersfield and Kalamazoo.

Dupuis returned to Fort Wayne for the 2005-06 campaign and has remained to set an all-time Fort Wayne Komets career record of 968 games thru the 2009-10 regular season and playoffs.  Dupuis has also set Fort Wayne career defenseman records of 116 regular season goals, 505 regular season points, 129 all-time (regular season and playoffs) goals and 549 all time points.

The award-winning defenseman is a four-time league defenseman of the year and has been named the Komets' team defenseman of the year eight times.  Dupuis completed 2009-10 tied for IHL leading defenseman with 14 goals and ranked fourth with 43 points.

The Komets also announced that defenseman Steven Oleksy has been added to the preseason roster.  Oleksy, 24 (oh-LECK-see), will be entering his second pro season after making his rookie debut last year in ECHL stints with Toledo and Idaho and with the IHL's Port Huron Icehawks.  The Chesterfield, Michigan native scored a goal and two points while accumulating 35 penalty minutes with Port Huron in 28 games. 

Oleksy finished the season with Idaho scoring a goal, eight assists and 72 penalty minutes during 33 regular season games.  Oleksy, the fourth Michigan native to join the Komets, completed three seasons as a member of the Lake Superior State University Lakers in the NCAA before entering the pro ranks last season.

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Blake Sebring
Tue, 07/27/2010 - 8:34pm

I don't remember anyone saying he was asking for too much.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 07/27/2010 - 9:36pm

So what is the deal then???

Why did they sour of Tim Haun, even last year they looked to throw him under the bus and basically benched him in the playoffs,,,,I know, I know, Bouch is the man, but Haun was pretty dang good last season.

Are there bad feelings from the end of last season?

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 10:28pm

Blake, back in the Hypothetical Thread, I asked this question:

"Is Haun asking for too much or is there another factor involved in why we havent heard anything about him???

You would think the IHL

Blake Sebring
Tue, 07/27/2010 - 11:36pm

I believe there are a number of factors. The Komets have not discussed their reasons. Maybe Tim has asked them to let him go? Anything is possible.

Wed, 07/28/2010 - 5:57am

Prettyboy Patrosso might have signed under the assumption that his attempted murderer, Tim Haun wouldn't be here. For as much as Patrosso acted that whole incident up, I'm shocked he never pressed charges.

Oh wait, he's a Komet now.... Go Patrosso!

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 07/28/2010 - 4:31pm

I agree....

Haun should be back.

He was nails last seaon.

If you look at all that went down last year from Preseason to Playoffs......He had alot of things to overcome and whether it was his fault or a bum deal, he did very well for us.

This is not a slight on Boucher at all, he is awesome too.

But why do they not like Tim? They nearly passed on him in preseason for Tyler Sims to start with. The team allowed him to get ran-over in net for 3 or 4 weeks straight until he snapped and tryed to knock Patrosso out of the park, then he hardly got a sniff in the playoffs for multiple excuses...

oh, and he was Goalie of the Year in the mighty IHL.

Whatever I guess.

I would take Nolan, but why not Tim?

Wed, 07/28/2010 - 4:48pm

Haun to Dayton :)

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 07/30/2010 - 6:54pm

If Haun goes to Dayton, he will haunt us. those 14 games we play them, well they won't be a walk in the park.

If he goes to Dayton, huge mistake by the K's.