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Tailing the Komets

Frenchy is still playing

He's dressing for Milwaukee tonight in Game 7 against Iowa and former Komets coach Dave Allison. I don't know the details on whether he's an emergency goaltender or what. Milwaukee is coached by former Komets assistant Claude Noel.

I'll bet this has been an amazing series. Allison felt that Noel stabbed him in the back when he was coaching Milwaukee and Noel was his assistant.

Posted in: Komets


Sun, 04/30/2006 - 12:03pm

Congrats to Frenchy, he deserves it!

Sun, 04/30/2006 - 3:23pm

He's backing up tonight. Milwaukee is winning 4-0.

Sun, 04/30/2006 - 3:30pm

Admirals win 4-1....win series 4-3

Sun, 04/30/2006 - 3:42pm

Will Kevin be at the party on Tuesday?

Sun, 04/30/2006 - 3:45pm

Cool, wonder if Frenchy is gonna stick around up in the AHL for the rest of the playoffs...

Tony E
Sun, 04/30/2006 - 3:48pm

Curious since he is still under contract with the Komets and with St Pierre having a history of injury if he needed to get permission to play?

Sun, 04/30/2006 - 4:25pm

Probably not..besides, why would the Komets stop him from going up...

Tony E
Sun, 04/30/2006 - 4:40pm

Well, I might be concerned about my #1 goalie getting hurt playing for someone else while I am planning on having him back next season. It isn't like the Komets and
Admirals are affiliated. This is all of course on the presumption that they want him back. I would not be opposed to seeing him traded for a younger, less injury prone goalie. Don't get me wrong he is a heck of a player and a heck of a human being but he is not getting any younger and has been hurt each season. I want to see the Komets get younger. Lets get some hungry 22-25 year olds in here that will skate every shift like they are playing for a job. Guys that age still have dreams of moving up and play hungry.

Sun, 04/30/2006 - 5:28pm

Dallessandro From the recently disbanded Richmond Rivverdogs. All I have to say

Tony E
Sun, 04/30/2006 - 5:43pm

There is a name I haven't thought of in awhile. He used to play for Owen Sound or maybe Barrie in the OHL. I know he went on to college but he is probably still only in his mid 20's.
(gheesh I used to keep my own OHL scouting notebook to see if I could predict how guys careers would progress) I really had no life!

Sun, 04/30/2006 - 6:01pm

Technically, his contract with the Komets is done. He has a player-option on next year. I'd imagine he'll stay with Milwaukee for the next round and won't be back in FW for a while. Good for him.

Sun, 04/30/2006 - 6:50pm

Preventing guys from playing at the next level (for whatever reason) would likely end any quality player from coming here.

Once word got out that the club stood in a players way to progress, that would be the absolute kiss of death.

Sun, 04/30/2006 - 6:51pm

Comment by D. Franke on Rockford:

"They do things their way, and we do things our way."

How much confidence does that give you that next year will be any different than this year?

Hit Somebody!!!
Sun, 04/30/2006 - 7:09pm

What exactly is "Our Way?"
5 foot 10 inch 180 pound forwards and a group of defensemen for the most part that refuse to use their bodies. Is "Our Way" bringing in players all season that can not fit into the lower tier teams in this league's 3rd lines? Is "Our Way" taking stupid penalty after stupid penalty night after night? Is "Our Way" turning the entertainment value of the jungle into the "petting zoo?" Is "Our Way" having a coach that looks to be asleep behind the bench when every other coach in the league is both physically and mentally in the game? Is "Our Way" forbidding your True Captain from being involved with his team during the playoffs? Is "Our Way" holding training camp until the first of the year before we decide on a roster to go with?

What is "Our Way?" Just wondered...

Tony E
Sun, 04/30/2006 - 7:10pm

I just think he means that the Komets will not have a bunch of cheap shot crybabies and will not bring in people of questionable character that will split the fan base. You can win with quality players and quality people. Look at Kalamazoo. They play hard and rough but not dirty and they don't whine everytime the whistle blows.
I want to see a more productive team but not one that will be a disgrace to the jersey.

Tony E
Sun, 04/30/2006 - 7:13pm

Last post for tonight...
On the coach... I know everyone wants him to yell and scream. But honestly, besides being entertaining for the fans, what good will it do? The refs are not going to change the way they call the game because he yells except if you get a jerk, he will take it out on the Komets or give Chief a bench minor and put the team shorthanded. I played for coaches like him. They didn't say much behind the bench because everything that needed to be said was done at practice and in the lockeroom. If someone needed to be torn into it was done behind closed doors.
I know it is frustrating but screaming at the officials will not help the team.

Sun, 04/30/2006 - 7:16pm

Besides, then the refs wouldn't be able to hear what Hit and Skate and Jungle Monkey are yelling. LOL.

Hit Somebody!!!
Sun, 04/30/2006 - 7:19pm

He wants the blame, at least he said, for this teams poor play. Let's give him some. You can't dish out the blame only to the players and the Frankes. Coach needs to improve too. His style and systems were not successful this year. We went through how many players to find players that could fit his system? Maybe it is time for a change. He has been a good coach, but maybe it is time for a fresh look at things. Just a thought.

Sun, 04/30/2006 - 9:05pm

Our way may not have worked out this year, but it has in past years. I don't think that the Frankes sit around trying to figure out ways to screw the team. They do what they feel is right for the team. Sometimes it doesn't work out, sometimes it does. The Frankes are some of the nicest and most caring people I have ever met (which might be why I am so defensive). :)I'm glad that they own the team. They are the reason we have Komet hockey in Fort Wayne. At least we are not like Richmond and Missouri. Don't get me wrong, some of the blame of the not-so-good season is placed on them, but not all of it. I believe that this year has taught them a few lessons that they won't repeat. Things will change next year, and it will be for the better. I have faith. But I'm also a Colts fan, so what does that tell you? haha

Mon, 05/01/2006 - 2:47am

We does everyone think that the K's are "the" organization in the UHL? Really if you look at it the past 2 years and perhaps this year Muskegon has been the top dog and Rockford and Kalamzoo have step up to the plate. One could say that the K's claim as the top organization in the UHL is all talk. The bottom line is we are not the feared team in the UHL Muskegon has that claim with Rockford and Kalamzoo close behind.

Mon, 05/01/2006 - 5:02am

As for Frenchy staying up with Milwaukee. He could but Nashville got knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoffs last night and I would be surprised if their back up was sent back down. St. Pierre could end up being the third goalie though.

Mon, 05/01/2006 - 6:00am

Why does anyone think we are the best in the league?

The Komets have more wins in the last 4 years than anyone in the league. They have 5 more than the Fury, 16 more than the Wings, and 35 more than the Hogs. (Danbury has only been here 2 years but is short of the pace the Komets have set).

FW - 192-88-28
MUS - 187-87-34
KZ - 176-102-30
RFD - 157-121-30

Two of the last 4 years the Komets played for the championship and one semi-finals loss.

The tradition that is Komet hockey. The fan base, the owners, the crowds in which the players play in front of each home game, and the facilities of which we call home make it more appealing. Yes, the Fury may have won the last 2 cups but outside of this season.....we have been right there every step of the way.

We had a bad season and it was THIS year. But look over the last 4 years at Rockford, Muskegon, and Kalamazoo and you will see they too have had their bad seasons as well. Even the dreaded Yankees don't win every single year. We took our beatings this year and its time to re-tool.

Mon, 05/01/2006 - 6:04am

Scoops while I agree with you when you look at the overall wins and losses, but you hit it on the head we have not won the championships in 2 years and Muskegon has. That is why I would classify them as the top organization. They sweep us last year....

Mon, 05/01/2006 - 6:24am

Wouldn't argue against what you are saying. They are good.

Tony E
Mon, 05/01/2006 - 7:11am

I just hope the Komets don't become the Colts of football. Great regular season then nothing in the playoffs. Of course, the Komets don't have a "duh ummm" leader quarterbacking the team. I don't believe the Komets organization will settle for that level of mediocrity. From a business standpoint, losing in the first round probably kills their end of season bottom line.
Quick story. In 1999 I bet my best friend $500 that the Colts would never win a Superbowl with Huckleberry ERRRRR Peyton Manning. It was painful because I became a Colts fan while I was living there and Jim Harbaugh was running things.
But there is a reason this guy can't get it done and I think it comes out in his interviews. Anytime he gets asked a question, every other word out of his mouth is UHHH. No wonder he can't read blitzes! He looks left... UHHHHH he looks right....UHHHH here comes Derrick Brooks right at me.....UHHHH
You put the ball in his hands in a key situation at the end of a game that means something and he will lose it every time.
Off to Windsor for the day....have a good one all.

Mon, 05/01/2006 - 7:14am

My feeling on this is that the organization does need to retool from top to bottom. I like fan favorties, but we need a fresh look a different approach.

Mon, 05/01/2006 - 8:04am

A village lost their idiot. Someone direct them to Windsor.

Tony E
Mon, 05/01/2006 - 8:20am

Watch it Scoops my better half is here and is scowling at you lol.
You are a fan of Manning? Great regular season QB, great human being (more than I can say for Eli) but chokes under pressure. I wish I would have to pay off that bet! I would gladly pay $500 for a Colts championship. I had $2500 saved up to buy a Superbowl ticket in case they made it here this year. Now Ashley and I get a longer honeymoon next year lol.

Mon, 05/01/2006 - 8:27am

are you complaining Tony? LOL

Mon, 05/01/2006 - 8:34am


Out of all the sports...Colts football is my thing. Each and every game is an event for me and real life is planned around the games. Wife and kids KNOW not to come downstairs during the game if they are losing. Nobody agonizes over a loss or their playoff shortcomings more than I do.

All I am saying is you can hardly blame some of the losses they have had in big games squarely on his shoulders. In their latest debacle, I was 110% against resting players. I knew the result would be FLAT, CRAPPY play. Name anyone that could of pulled out a victory in that game with the blocking or lack thereof he had against Pittsburgh? He was running for his life at almost every snap. That was a team letdown, not a Manning letdown. In the end...the Palamalu intercpetion that was overuled was brutal so I am glad they lost because it would then be something they didn't earn.
I got from your post he is slow or stupid. Please. He is not paid to be a spokesman. He is paid to win football games and ultimately win a championship. He may never win a Superbowl in his playing days but he can quarterback my team anytime.