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Tailing the Komets

Frawley ineligible

The United Hockey League today ruled Komets forward David Frawley ineligible for the playoffs. The league ruled it was against its bylaws to rescind the pick the Komets made in Monday's waiver-wire draft. The Komets selected Ed Campbell from Danbury. Because Campbell didn't report, the Komets asked to keep Frawley on the roster. Now, the Komets are going to keep Campbell on their roster and try to convince him to report. His wife had surgery on Monday and is scheduled to be released from the hospital today. Danbury also has Campbell listed on its roster as an assistant coach. I don't know how that's going to be resolved by the league.

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Fri, 04/21/2006 - 9:05am

This makes the K's look bad. They should have done their homework, both on whether Campbell would actually report and on what the playoff roster rules were.

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 9:28am

You've got to be kidding. Now we're actually short handed. here's hoping Campbell wife has a change of heart, but as it stands he wouldn't be able to play until at least game 3 because of his injury right Blake?

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 9:33am

Ron- You could be right, but we don't know how much time the K;s had from when they got the unprotected list till they had to make a decision on who to pick up.

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 9:36am

Need directions to Rockford? Look for the circus tents. Man this is funny stuff. Tibbetts and now Campbell. What a debacle. Wouldn't this have to be resolved like.....NOW? The playoffs start in 5 hours.

I was going to say this when the news first broke but I wondered if the Komets should put him on the roster anyways. Reason I didn't was because then we would of been short a player and I'd hear a wrath. Now it looks like no matter what we are short, at least for 2 games. I also wondered siliently if his wife would tell him to go ahead and play. This happens all the time in sports where players miss child births and such for big games. I guess it would depend on the surgery and how serious it it/was and/or if family could come in to lend a hand.

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 9:40am

I agree Scoops. if the surgey wasn't that bad or if she heals well enough that she doesn't need him around them Campbell might be here. I just hope it won;'t be a distraction for him.

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 9:52am

The question is: If Campbell for some reason decided to play, would his heart really be in it knowing he didn't want to in the 1st place? Do we want someone who might not give 100%?

And...How can they add him as a coach to Danbury after all the roster stuff was set? Technically he isn't their player to be a player/coach anymore.

Komet Fan
Fri, 04/21/2006 - 10:03am

Only in the UHL does stuff like this happen... What a JOKE this league has become!!! Brosal can't make a rational decision to save his life, bylaws are written up half-crocked, and NOBDY within the UHL can seem to make any decision. IMO, the Frankes really screwed the pooch on this one.

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 10:03am

No one can say this season of Komet hockey has been boring. It's one thing after another, isn't it? Oh well, bottom line, K's need to kick some bacon butt tonight, with or without Campbell. Go K's!!!

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 10:07am

the uhl the unorganized humorous league!

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 10:09am

Poor Frawley. He's cut, now he's back on the team, oops, now he's cut again. If he wasn't ticked off then,I bet he is now.

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 10:13am

sorry to break up the fun blake, but for a question thats got nothing to do with hockey, do you know whats happened to ftwaynes other mlb connection, brian reith? i know he signed a minor deal with the cubs but i cant find him on any roster?

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 10:40am

A few quick remarks....I would not want be David Frawley right now. The young man must be awfully confused and upset right now. And I'm certain that David Franke is extremely upset over this. Even if Frawley is reinstated; he will have to sit out until the matter is resolved or the Komets could end up forfeiting any games that he would otherwise play in. This sounds like a total nightmare! I just hope that this gets resolved QUICKLY!

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 10:49am

If Frawley is reinstated by the league then he and the K's are okay, but your right he's probably very upset as are the Frankes.

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 11:05am

It's only a crock if we end up getting neither player for the playoffs. I guess we'll see. Should be an interesting blog tonight for sure. Anyone ordering it tonight?

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 11:09am

I'll try to keep track on the U Ticker. I'm going to be busy watching the Wings-Oilers game.

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 12:33pm

This really makes the Franke look bad in all aspects and is also a distraction to them and the team. I understand Campbell's wife had surgery, but there is something else going on here imo..He chooses Danbury over us first and I understand why, but the second time around I get the feeling he may not really want to be a Komet any more even though we are the best organization according to him...it does not add up

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 12:47pm

I'll play Devil's advocate here. Ever think that maybe, just maybe, Campbell was the good guy in this and explained to the Komets after they claimed him that he was injured (which is why Danbury exposed him)in order to make sure the Komets could play with a full playoff roster? The wife having surgery (however serious) and not being able to travel is in addition to his injury.
The only thing I could see the Franke's possibly being blamed for is not doing research but who knows who much time they had when the list came out of what kind of answers they received. I wouldn't think going in to the draft they would still take Campbell knowing he would miss 2 or 3 games. Perhaps they asked about health and dirty Danbury said he was fine and sited other reasons in which the Frankes felt was not significant. Nobody really knows for sure. Just a theory but the Frankes didn't exactly get to where they are today by being complete idiots.

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 04/21/2006 - 1:03pm

Another instance where Danbury has screwed us this year....think about it. They took our fan favorite, they stole Luke Sellars, they stole Ed Campbell, They allegedly lied about him to waive him to us not disclosing the injury, and overall they are the team that is being investigated by the FBI for paying their players/employees illegally. To sum this up...Brosal has just sit by this year and let things go...and here we are. What are the odds that Berkebile does tonights game and the rest of the series? Maybe we'll knock out Rockford and somehow play Danbury and murder them....that would make for one heck of a playoff.

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 1:17pm

Scoops you are right for the most part...WE will see how all things play out before any judgement is passed. I really do not think Frawley was the key for us to win the CUP anyway....Milam was playing more anyway and David was an extra forward...I look for AJ to move up to wing

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 1:56pm

OK..it is time to put to rest all the if's and's, and but's..time to play hockey I will be watching on the B2 network...Let's save all the second guessing until the end of the Playoff's because we all have our own opinions and everything...GO KOMETS

Tony E
Fri, 04/21/2006 - 1:58pm

I dodge sniper fire in Gary (just kidding folks) and get to my hotel in time to read this mess. Wow. The league has got me shaking my head on this one. This entire late season draft is a joke and so is the aftermath. Can you imagine if NHL teams were allowed to take players from other teams right before the playoffs? What is the point of a trade deadline if they are going to have this? What a mess.
Hoping to be done in time to enjoy the third period tonight :-)

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 4:15pm

I will be listening to the game 2nite and see what Bob Chase has to say about this. I'm sure that he will have either David Franke or Richard Brosal on the air 2nite. I'm sure that it will be "entertaining" at least.

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 4:36pm

FRICK!!! Every other game is good to go but Rockford/FT. Wayne is having technical difficulties!!

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 4:40pm

:Yes B2 is pissing me off...Those Show hard is it? Unless Rockford pulled a Franke

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 4:43pm

It figures Guinn drops them with Johnson and according to Chase Guinn pounds him...Kudos to Guinn....Old Time Hockey

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 04/21/2006 - 4:44pm

John Searle.....I thought Berkebile...we could be in just as much trouble...and Galbraith gets an early 10 minute misconduct....and Rob Guinn fights Johnson,,,what the hell. Can't be the same guy right?LOL

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 04/21/2006 - 4:45pm

John "Freaking" Searle...Guinn got 2 for instigation and a 10 minute instigation on top of the 5 for fighting....BS

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 04/21/2006 - 4:46pm

I mean misconduct

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 4:49pm

Brosal should tell Searle that calling something like that in a playoff game is stupid and takes away from guys wanting to fight and afraid of getting the extra 2 on top of 10....That takes away the fighting

Fri, 04/21/2006 - 4:51pm

B2 sent me an email..they are working on it