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Tailing the Komets

Gems owner fears IHL takeover

Posted in: Komets


Fri, 11/27/2009 - 3:58pm

So when Pickard isn't as available as people would like because he's juggling multiple things at once, it's the end of the world.

But when a member owner publicly threatens to fold a team (and the insinuation was about closing up shop sooner rather than later -- I believe Bruner stated that he's not even sure they'll play TONIGHT) and the commish (who ISN'T juggling anything else and is invisible to the point where many people even forget who he is or that there is one) isn't even available for cellphone comment, it's ok?

I don't see that it clears anything up at all, Blake. Yes, this whole Dayton thing may be being way overblown, but in my opinion Hextall just failed his only test so far. When something big and serious went down... something the commish is supposed to be reassuring on and spin to the best of his ability ASAP... Hextall was not available.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 3:59pm

Those are pretty strong words coming out of Dayton by Brunner...Hope this situation is nothing like the Columbus situation in the UHL a few years back. It brings into question how much trouble they are in or not in and are they the only ones?

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 4:05pm

What happened to the 1.5 Mil they said they had to run the team this year? I hope this isn't a Buddy's Pizza sequel.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 4:55pm

Move along IHL fans...nothing to see here....move along....

Oh, and please pick up a complimentary pair of blinders as you pass by as our gift to you...

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 5:03pm

No, no, no, Pickard is an idiot that's why he wasn't available.

Here is a little puzzle.

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Fri, 11/27/2009 - 7:02pm

Why on Earth is this Pickard's fault?? You got to be kidding me.

Blake Sebring
Fri, 11/27/2009 - 7:11pm

Yes, I believe he is.

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 11/27/2009 - 8:02pm

I am corn-fused on this one. I understand that the Gems aren't packing the fans in, but we are only a fraction of the way in. Have they all ready blown all their money? They just bought a team in Detroit in the AAHL too.

I knew when the Buddy's guys were talking last season that they were bringing hockey back to INDY, and that fiasco, and when we learned they were the owners of the Dayton Gems, I was just a tad-bit worried. They didn't exactly handle their business in Fort Wayne that well as I recall.

But still, at this point, we don't know everything that is going on, and for a Kalamazoo fan like Primus to come on here and start spewing crap about Pickard, well, it cracks me up. Wonder how long he has been waiting for a chance to tell us all how perfect things are in K-Zoo and how stupid all of us are in the IHL.....grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. And Primus is the guy that whines whenever anyone questions K-Zoo or the ECHL. So my advice for him is to fly away Wings fan....fly away.

Tim Hoke
Sun, 11/29/2009 - 12:55pm

WOW Kalamazoo has a pro hockey team???

adam mapes
Mon, 11/30/2009 - 11:15am

this league is a joke......how many teams will fold this year? IM SORRY BUT FORT WAYNE BELONGS IN A REAL HOCKEY LEAGUE....