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Tailing the Komets

A happy new year

The Komets whipped Roanoke 6-0. Playing with seven forwards and four defensemen, Roanoke never had a chance. The Komets looked sharp right from the opening faceoff as some new lines looked like they'd been together all season.

It kind of reminded me of the Komets/oldtimers vs. the Fire Department team this summer. The Komets had about double the talent on the ice, even though the Vipers played hard all night. They just didn't have enough manpower. As soon as the Komets got to 3-0, you could tell the Vipers just wanted to get the game over with and start the bus ride home.

If Michael Wiggins had played this hard when he was a Komet, he'd be leading the league in scoring. He was all over the place, though he did get knocked on his can a few times. He was easily Roanoke's best player.

The Komets are bringing in two new players on Monday. Defenseman John Jarram was acquired in a trade from Elmira for future considerations. They are also bringing in forward Garrett Summerfield who recently finished his eligibility for UMass-Amherst. He doesn't have great stats, but he's supposed to be an energy guy. The Komets just need another rookie.

Some more notes about the game:

* For the second time this season, the the Komets drew more than 10,000 fans on Saturday night. Since the Memorial Coliseum renovation was completed in 2002, the Komets have gone 11-1-1 when playing before crowds of 10,000 or more and have won six in a row.

* The Komets have killed off 23 consecutive power plays against.

* Saturday's shutout was the 16th of Kevin St. Pierre's career in the United Hockey League, breaking the record he held with Muskegon's Joe Dimaline. It was also his 13th as a Komet, which is one behind Robbie Irons' record of 14.

Posted in: Komets


Sun, 01/01/2006 - 7:28am

Two words: consistently inconsistent.

On Tuesday: played desperate and had terrible passing.

On Friday: played desperate and had terrible passing and couldn't clear the zone to save our lives.

On Saturday: played with HEART and had decent passing, lots of scoring, cleared the zone effectively, and had PKs that looked like PPs.


Sun, 01/01/2006 - 2:54pm

looks like wiggins wake up call worked out well for him, he has been doing good since the trade. sure wished he would have played like that for us this year. He was really hustling last night

also i read somewhere where virag has lost some weight and is skating faster, looks like the wake up call did him some good as well.

it was a great crowd, always enjoy the 10,000 plus crowds. as for the people in front of us at the game, hope you didn't lose your hearing, we went a little nuts with the horn blowers.

Congrats to frenchy, he should have already had the record a couple of times this season. Me and J-Man were discussing during the game when it looked as though it would be a shut out that it might be possible a junk goal would roll in and there were a couple of times that could have happened, glad it didn't. frenchy deserves the record and in my book he's had it for a while now.

Blake, how long do you think smith was working on the europeon thing, this is something that just doesn't happen out of the blue or overnight.

the visiting teams for the two home crowds of 10,000 plus this year have only drawn 21,505 and 23,238 fans total this year during their home games.

Sun, 01/01/2006 - 3:40pm

He told me he had turned down two offers already, plus he has an agent who was probably working on it full-time.

The Komet Fan
Sun, 01/01/2006 - 5:15pm

It sure was fun to be part of that 10,000 plus last night.A couple of those Komets could have their own prime time show.They know how to be entertaining.And they understand that they have a part in the show,and when they hit the ice no matter what they do its all jus pure entertainment...HE SHOOTS HE SCORES!!!!!

ms. k fan
Sun, 01/01/2006 - 5:18pm

ole song still sucks!

Mon, 01/02/2006 - 5:51am

Speaking of Saturday night's game...how about that hit that Guinn had early in the game? Maybe he's been reading all the negative comments about him on this blog. Now maybe some of you will get off of his case!

Mon, 01/02/2006 - 12:10pm

I think if Guinn was consistently hitting people it wouldn't be a problem. The fact that he hits a guy once out of ever 3 games is the problem.

Mon, 01/02/2006 - 7:50pm

A-men JC. Rob Guinn plays weak. He's our ALL-Star nominee for defense. That is sad. They must want defenders that will let up lots of goals. Can anyone believe Jorde got called up to the AHL? Good Riddens! He played with no spirit, no hustle, and no stones. The AHL scouts must be retarded. Andy Townsend played better "D" than that clown.

The line combinations looked pretty good Saturday. Hope he decides to stick with them.

Any news out there on Jason Kean coming back? What the heck is taking so long? Is he the player to be named later on the recent Defensemen Trade with Elmira?

Kelly Miller is definitely a keeper. He makes exciting plays as displayed Saturday. Has the team decided to sign him for the rest of the year?

Keep Hustling! Go Komets.

Tue, 01/03/2006 - 11:28am

Who called up Jorde and where is this link at?

Tue, 01/03/2006 - 1:09pm

Hey Teresa, I'm glad somebody else thought Guinn played well Saturday! I thought I was the only one around here sticking up for the guy! LOL I don't care what anyone else says. I think he deserves the All-Star spot. At least he's fairly consistent in his playing and doesn't cause as many puck turn-overs as other players on the team. Go Guinny!

Tue, 01/03/2006 - 7:29pm

Justin Cohn reported it on his blog. He was called up to Grand Rapids and is supposed to be there for 3 games or so. Should of seen all the Jorde Romantics slobbering all over themselves because, wow, he must be a great player because he got called up. The rest of us who know Hockey and actually watch the games closely must be stupid because we call it the way we see it. He did not put any effort onto the ice and made loads of stupid comments in the paper. He built himself up as a tough guy and then made the stupid comment about the UHL being too slow for his fast paced style of play. He is as slow as Andy Townsend was and doesn't play as physical. Is the AHL a girls league or something?

Tue, 01/03/2006 - 7:32pm

Sorry about the negative comment as referenced in your blog entry today. Just frustrating at times watching this team.

Wed, 01/04/2006 - 3:53am

Hey "Hustle"....stop watchin the game thru your beer cup...its distorting your vision. Your probably one of those fans who rips their jersey off and puts it under thier coat (I've actually seen a couple of "fans" do this) and starts ripping the K's when they fall behind; but then puts it back on when they come from behind to take the lead jumping up and down telling everyone in your section how great they are and that you knew they had it in them (again I reference the same "fans" earlier). So keep bitchin and moanin and drink a few more beers.

Wed, 01/04/2006 - 8:36pm

Hey J.R. why don't you mind your own bees wax. It seems like every post you make you are just flaming on someone elses opinion. You are certainly entitled to your own opinion but trying to make your point at someone elses expense is juvenile. Go K's!!

Thu, 01/05/2006 - 3:42am

Hey "Dippin" why dont you look a lil closer at most of my posts. Yes, I've made a few comments towards others posts just like other people; but most off mine pertain to trades, good or bad, and asking who may go next or so on. And if we're talkin about juvenile...is "dippin" your real name or are you too much of a punk to stand up and give your real name???

Thu, 01/05/2006 - 4:07pm

Is your real name JR? What does that stand for anyway, Jorde Romantic? Can't say that I have ever taken off my Jersey to yell negative comments at the players. I usually yell at the refs and every now and again beg one of our weak defenders to body someone up. JR, take it easy man. It's just a blog site. Have fun. Jorde will probably be back in town after this weekend so the two of you can get together. Good times brother.

Thu, 01/05/2006 - 7:36pm

Yeah something like that JR. I appreciate you proving my point for me. I sit in 212 row 15 seat 12. Come and talk to me face to face if you would like. I have looked at most all of your posts and I stand by my statement.

Thu, 01/05/2006 - 10:22pm

I took the liberty of doing a tally ole' buddy JR. From December 1 on you have made 7 posts. 6 of those post consisted of insulting someone who had stated their opinion. 1 did not. Everyone (even you) is entitled to their opinions. Lets keep the board friendly. If you disagree fine. But you don't need to say sarcastic stuff about the other posters every time. If you think I am alone in this thinking check with dippin, keep on winning, sniper, scoops..did I miss anyone. Let it die guys. This is for entertainment.

Fri, 01/06/2006 - 2:03pm

Well, I just went back and referenced my more recent comments in these blogs and I could only find 2 and they were both in this section were I directed my comments to someone directly. The rest I was just stating my opinion or defending players that I believe need it just like everyone else in here. I'll make an effort to make sure I put it in righting when I agree with these guys. And believe it or not I do quite often like 2nite when I read Hustle's comment on players who leave the K's. So I'm glad your so interested in my comments; but if you go back and really read my comments you'll see that I am giving my opinion just like everyone else. And Dippin I will come visit ya; but all I'm gonna do is bring ya a beer and we can have a good discussion if ya wanna...do ya like bud or bud lite????

Fri, 01/06/2006 - 4:34pm

Dammit! Is it too late for me to rip on you too and get a free beer out of it?

Fri, 01/06/2006 - 6:08pm

How about some good old Chicago Cubs-Wrigley Field "Old Style". That would blow all of this smack right out of our lower intestines.

Fri, 01/06/2006 - 7:10pm

JR you've got a deal. Whatever kind you wanna bring. Scoops and Sniper sit next to me if you wanna make it a group hug!! Looking forward to shaking your hand and getting some thoughts on the Danbury game coming up on sunday. As a matter of fact Hustle come on over too and I'll buy the second round. Go K's!!!

Sat, 01/07/2006 - 2:41am

I like this, rounds of beers bought just for pointing out players that aren't physical enough. Heck I'll get the third round! Scoops you better be getting the fourth round! And Hustle you better be around for the fifth! Man, imagine the players we could rip by the end of all this drinkin!!!!!!!!

As I said before, now that Jorde is gone, who's NEXT!!!!!!!!!!

Sat, 01/07/2006 - 9:24am

Jeeeeezzzzzzz, look what I've gotten myself into. I'll have to sneak outta the house so I don't have to bring the kids 2nite. Gonna have to make a trip to the bank to buy all those beers at those outrageous coliseum beer prices. I wonder if I could disguise a case to look like a seat cushion.....

Sun, 01/08/2006 - 8:52am

Nice to meet you last night. Enjoyed talking with you. Thanks for the beer!

Mon, 01/09/2006 - 2:51pm

My pleasure Dippin, good talkin to ya. Kept lookin over there Sunday...wanted to make sure you guys werent hangin yourselves mid way thru the 2nd period.......

Thu, 01/12/2006 - 2:40pm

Had the noose tied!!! Woulda preferred using on some of the skaters instead!! Oh well, win some lose some right?