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Tailing the Komets

Haun earns GOW

The IHL named Tim Haun the Goaltender of the Week today. Todd Robinson of Muskegon got the Player of the Week and Tommy Lange of Kalamazoo was named Rookie of the Week.

Posted in: Komets

Comments

Kpot
Mon, 12/08/2008 - 5:31pm

Well deserved! Tim played awesome. The type of game we needed!

Dschebig
Mon, 12/08/2008 - 6:19pm

He sure earned the honor. He did a great job Saturday night. He allowed very few rebounds. The defense also deserve some credit. The whole team came out and started hitting people and throwing some body. They need to do that every game.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 12:44pm

Great job Tim.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 12:46pm

Big trouble in Flint. They fired their radio broadcaster and will no longer carry home games on the radio in Flint. I think this is the beginning of the end in Flint....and the end of the IHL as we know it. 6 teams are required in the IHL for player visas. I feel bad for Flint and the rest of the league.

Can anyone imagine no hockey in Fort Wayne after the New Year...no playoffs? Yikes.

I hope I am totally wrong.

Any ECHL or AHL takers out there for next season?

Blake Sebring
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 12:50pm

It's not the beginning of the end in Flint. They are solid. What you've got is one part of the ownership group taking over.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 1:38pm

Blake, how solid is less than 600 fans at both of their last 2 home games? I hear what you are saying...but if no one is supporting that team...why would anyone put money into something that is dead? The economy there is probably worse than anywhere right now. The fans they did have are ticked off with that team and they all feel crapped on. The switch to Thursday night games was a joke. The fans feel like the owners don't care about them or the team there...and now you take away the radio thinking that, that will be the way to attract fans? Seems like a huge mess.

The Komets will not be in this league next year. Wouldn't you agree?

Blake Sebring
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 3:28pm

Not the way I would do it, that's for sure. Komets and Flint will both be in the IHL next year. There's a story on this later this week.

Blake Sebring
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 4:34pm

I asked Michael Franke about Flint on Saturday, and this is what he said: "Their attendance is probably a reaction to their ownership and what needs to happen within thier ownership and what is going on right now. They are committed, but you have seveal peoople who own the team right now. We need and they need more focus from two or three of thier owners. That has been happening now over the last two or three weeks. This is a tough business, and you can't have eight or nine guys calling the shots. That just doesn't work. They are committed long-term. Travis Prince and Bob Perani are the two majority owners of the team and thankfully they have the financial ability to continue this one. They are taking the advice of many of us right now as far as their restructuring. they got into this a year and a half ago new and they had the financial capabilities, but they didn't have the hockey business part of this tuned in. and they need to get that tuned in and they will. I will guarantee that."

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 10:34pm

Now they need marketing, scheduling, fan forgiveness, hockey product, radio announcers, corporate sponsorships, public relations, building improvements, etc. I hope it is not too late in that city. You can only tick off your fan-base until you have no fan-base at all.

When will they attempt to have dialog with the folks in Flint...meaning the ownership group reaching out to the fans and attracting them back? I doubt shutting down the radio broadcast is real popular with the folks who want to go to the games, but right now either can't or sitting on the fence about the Generals. Things don't look good no matter what Mr. Franke might say.

Blake Sebring
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 10:35pm

Actually, what they really need is to be able to buy the building. Then a lot of things will take care of themselves.

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