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Tailing the Komets

Heard from Frankie

He said the other teams he's negotiating with are Quebec Nordiques and Hartford Whalers. No Italian teams mentioned.

Posted in: Komets


Mon, 07/11/2011 - 1:14pm

Thats some hilarious stuff right there.

Blake Sebring
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 1:49pm

He said he does have some other options, but he's continuing to talk with the Komets. He also said he's not sure where the Italy rumors started.

After last year, he'd be crazy to not try to get the best deal possible, and I'm pretty sure he hopes that's in Fort Wayne. Somebody could always come in and wow him with a deal he can't afford to turn down.

Mr Snufflupugus
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 2:13pm

Darn, I thought the Bellfast Hooligans were in play!

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 2:53pm

Franke should be the last Komet to bring back from last years team.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 3:20pm

Frankie not Franke
http://www.rapidcityrush.com/ check this out for STH

Blake Sebring
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 3:38pm

Are you talking about the diaper drive? LOL.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 4:02pm

no the summer bbq. the diper drive is also good

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 4:41pm

I saw the Belfast Hooligans one time, we were there on a visit to the Bangor Bandits. Just about didn't make it back, something about the "Free Ireland Now!" T-shirt I was wearing.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 6:16pm

mightbite, are you kidding me? STHs, Frankes, and an open flame nearby? Yep, bad idea all around....someone's wienie is bound to get roasted, for sure.

And Frankie's teams are hilarious. If he decides not to continue in hockey for any reason, ever, I'm sure stand-up comedy can use him :)

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 7:00pm

If the Minnesota North Stars offer him a deal the jig is up

Mike in Toronto
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 8:11pm

Nice to see all of you bloggers having some fun for a change.
Praying for Tim. My dad played in Dunfermline Scotland the year I was born on this side of the pond in Collingwood Ontario. He and I didn't see eye to eye either, Snuff. LOL

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 9:21pm

Id like to see the Komets bring back Ratchuk .. thats if he doesnt catch on with an AHL team. What are the chances he returns?

Hit Somebody!!!
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 9:50pm

Franke was quoted in several places saying 4-6 players would return from last years team......

1) Chaulk
2) Drouin
3) Boucher
4) Cescon
5) Schrock
6) Frankie?

Will these be the 4-6 he was spaeking of?

I also read they are still interested in Molle....Mele....Apod?

Maybe no one can answer this totally right now.

Just thinking outloud more than anything.

Can't wait to see 2-3 goal scoring studs signed next.

Hit Somebody!!!
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:19pm

I read that Ratchuk returns to the Komets most likely....that is if he doesn't make an AHL team. JC reported it today.

Franke gave info that there might be at least 8 returning players from last years team. Maybe even more.

The way I see it...they are currently needing to fill 2 spots on the topline....2 spots on the 2nd line....Another point man on the powerplay....and some good old toughness on the blue line.

Franke still saying no returning player has a spot locked up....and 35 guys will be in camp.

Can't wait for the puck to drop so we can see how this thing shapes up.

I know....it is only July 12th.

Blake Sebring
Tue, 07/12/2011 - 12:29am

Slim to none on Ratchuk. More news tomorrow I think you'll be interested in.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 6:03am


Is Eddie Long coming out of retirement to help with the scoring???

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:18am

Alright thanks for that update on Ratchuk.. i just thought that he played well for us in the playoffs and would be even better with a full season with us. His Speed and puck carrying would help the PP a ton. Makes it so much easier to set up your powerplay when you have a guy that skate and carry the puck into the zone.

Blake Sebring
Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:29am

And now you understand why those chances aren't that great.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 5:04pm

Hi Mike, good to hear from you. Spring thaw finally hit Toronto eh. :-)

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 7:19pm

Ratchuk reminds me of Aquino, for some reason....anyone else? I've never personally met the guy, so it's not personality wise--might be the speed, size....I dunno what it is, honestly. He just does.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 07/12/2011 - 9:50pm


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 9:06am

July 12th. "More news tomorrow I think you'll be interested in." ( part of an above post by Blake Sebring )

When I read that comment, it made me wonder about Komet information. Blake, do the Komets have set times when they will make player announcements? For example, do they always have a specific time...say 10am or 3pm for example?

Do they alert the press via e-mail, other electronic means, phone, or do they have press conferences to which you are invited? Just curious.

Blake Sebring
Wed, 07/13/2011 - 10:45am

Komets had very little to do with the ex-Mudbugs story, which is what that hint was referrng to. I went out and found that one on my own.

They don't have press conferences, they just send out press releases. Almost always, they release those on a Tuesday, Wednesday or a Thursday, rarely on a Monday and never on a Friday because they want bigger bang for their announcement. Usually they are around Noon.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 1:07pm

What is this? "Pond of Dreams"? If you build the rink, they will come. Lol.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 1:10pm

Thanks for the answer, Blake.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 6:01pm

Thanks, Hit....it must just be me.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 6:23pm

Get real, I told you about Milam,weeks before that story broke.