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Tailing the Komets

Henley update

I just talked to him and he's in Fort Wayne tonight.

``I'm unofficially here and I'm thrilled about it. I love it here.''

He's getting his physical done tomorrow, and he's confident there won't be any problems.

``The knee is great,'' he said. ``I saw the doctors in New York, and I'm cleared to go and everything is healed. I'm actually in better shape now becuase I had time for everything else to heal. I don't feel my age which is good.''

He actually sat out a year and a half which he was absolutely awful, but also good because it made him appreciate things a lot more.

As for being released by Utah, he said it was a salary cap/roster/guys sent down from Calgary thing, and he left on good terms.

 ``I didn't plan to come back to Fort Wayne, but as soon as my phone rang and I saw it was David, it made perfect sense,'' he said. ``My phone was ringiging quite a bit all day yesterday, but there was only one call I was really excited about.

``I'm just excited to be in a place that I'm famiiar with and I know wants to win. I'm 31 years old and I don't want to battle on a team that is barely getting by and isn't taking care of the players. I know how David and Al run things, and why would I go anywhere else?''

Posted in: Komets


Wed, 10/26/2011 - 8:03pm

If he is ready to go for Saturday things could get really interesting...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 8:03pm

Great News--Lets go Komets!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 8:08pm

Let's hope he's in the lineup Saturday get this done so we can show Evansville who's boss

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 8:09pm

Right on!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 8:10pm

That would be great if he could play saturday!

Bottom line Henley is tough and can play the game. I am very glad he is in town, in fact everyone I have talked to since the news broke that he might come back have been really positive about this...especially in light of how the Komets got pushed around saturday night.

Now lets add a forward or two that can bang. I think the Komets really need some forwards who punish the opposing teams defense and help create turnovers.

Mr Snufflupugus
Wed, 10/26/2011 - 8:28pm

How's this for a change from me...

The guy sounds like he really wants to be here. It sounds like he is very motivated by the opportunity. That is all I need to hear from him to make me forget he is 31.
For all concerned I hope third time is a charm and he stays healthy and contributes to this team for the rest of the season.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 8:31pm

To Mr. Franke, who I am sure reads these boards....thank you for listening to my angry tweet Saturday night.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 8:34pm

It's Christmas in October!!!!!! I haven't been this excited since mightbites last prediction came true, wait, what am I talking about, he predicted this as well!

I would pay 5x my ticket price to watch Schrocky hit Robinson all night and watch him turtle like Bouchard cause no one will retaliate with king Kong Henley on the bench.

Change the word hit to check..... Ya'll know what I mean
Take that Evansville you bunch of sissies

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 8:37pm

That a boy-thing-it snuffy, hop aboard the positive patty express

Blake Sebring
Wed, 10/26/2011 - 8:37pm

Zanderson, he doesn't even know how to use email, so I can assure you he is not reading this board.

And did anybody else notice the quote,

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 10/26/2011 - 8:41pm

Awesome, I can sleep tonight now....I am so happy that Snuffe is happy. LOL

This is great news that King Kong Henley is here.

Where can I shop to buy a Henley trading card?

Hope King Kong plays Saturday.

Awesome seeing Tim Hoke tonight on the 55 Game of the Week from 1993 vs. INDY. I miss Tim so much. Glad to see that public access knows how to give a tribute!!! Well done Public Access People!!! My thoughts and Prayers go out to Tim's wife and family.

Go Komets!!!

Mr Snufflupugus
Wed, 10/26/2011 - 8:42pm

Burgee I am waving the banner of positivity. At the very least I am trying to keep an open mind on this one.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 9:00pm

I saw it, but he always wanted to play here again, or was that someone else.

I love Birdies, snuffulupugusess, and bald headed Canadian bloggers

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 9:03pm

Yippee. I'm so sorry I won't be there Saturday. Sgroi won't be chirping so much and the boys can play their roles. Komets 5-2. Oh wait....I can't predict things here. I can't handle the stress.

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 9:21pm

This one has me so excited I'll outpost hitsomebody!!! Tonight

Mr Snufflupugus
Wed, 10/26/2011 - 9:22pm

snuffulupugusess?? Wow say that 5 times fast. I think since I bastardized the spelling of the name to fit my needs we can assume Snufflupugus can be one of those words that is the same singular or plural. Beware of the assemblage of the Snufflupugus!

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 9:23pm

You're not a real fan BAM24, miss a Komets game, hope you get sunburnt

Mr Snufflupugus
Wed, 10/26/2011 - 9:24pm

Goodnight and good grief. lol

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 9:30pm

Good news. So with him and Lovell, does that give them too many vets? Also, who gets waived? Hopefully they don't cut Starenky.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 12:50am

They shouldnt cut starenky, he is the second biggest guy on the team if henley signs. I think it will be Auger, he didnt do much last week. Plus, they are raving about starenky and I havent heard the front office say anything about auger. there will be at least one player on IR or a heatly scratch all year.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 3:16am

Excellent news. Just wondering how much slack the refs will give him though. They allowed Sgroi to stand there taunting Molle and Schrock to fight and Schrock got a penalty for tapping him with his stick. If Henley says BOO to someone the ref probably gives him a game misconduct.

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 5:32am

I think we are going to have to cut money to make room for the King

Ricky L Capps
Thu, 10/27/2011 - 6:06am

Great news!! Hope he is on the bench sat night!!! Lets Go Komets!!!

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 6:56am

Are Molle's days of taking a token beating because a team can't address toughness in the off-season over?

off the post
Thu, 10/27/2011 - 7:41am

hey snuff.. the ft wayne federals are looking for advertisers.. and they are all young prospects

Mr Snufflupugus
Thu, 10/27/2011 - 8:44am

Hey off.....

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 8:54am

Now this is more like it!

Mr Snufflupugus
Thu, 10/27/2011 - 9:27am

I've been thinking about this more and I am still ok with the experiment of signing him because I know they will cut bait if it doesn't work.
But I don't see this solving most of the problems from Saturday. He certainly isn't going to help with scoring and he can only contribute slightly to the improving of the passing game.

Now...here is my radical idea for the day
Since many of you think he can skate and keep up:
Put Henley on the FORWARD line and park him in front of the net Nobody will be able to move him out of there and talk about a physical presence and a screen of the goalie.

I believe I was wrong in my thinking yesterday that bringing Henley in would cost another rookie his job. It can't because of the vet rule. So who goes?

Thu, 10/27/2011 - 10:06am

Snuff they use to do that with him on the PP when he was here before, so it might happen again who knows. I could see them using the 10 IR spot vacated by Warner to put somebody there while they evaluate Henley's effectiveness or not..

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 10/27/2011 - 10:10am

I was in my grandpa's attic this morning and found an old locker full of old baesball cards that no one knew about. Anybody here know of a good place to call to appraise them?

Why can't someone just say, "Brent Henley is here, he is big, he is entertaining, he is a good defensman, he protects his teammates, good move."

Why does it always have to be 12 posts screwing with all the other bloggers discrediting Henley and his game and making him a forward?

I don't get it?