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Tailing the Komets

Here's a fun topic and this week's

With the signing of Leo Thomas, the Komets have once again signed a player fans love to hate. Who have been your favorite players to hate over the years either who have or have not become Komets. Here are a few to get your started: Scott Gruhl, Tracy Egeland, Kevin MacDonald, Chad Grills, David Alexandre-Beauregard or Darin Smith. How about Joe Nathe, Tony Horvath or even Bob Bailey for the oldtimers?

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Wed, 12/03/2008 - 4:24pm

For us oldtimers, how about some good ole Toledo boys - Paul Tantardini or Willie Trognitz? We also hated Terry McDougall when he played for Des Moines but rejoiced when he became a Komet and cried when he got traded away to Flint. (What were K's mgmt thinking then?!) Dougy should have retired as a Komet!

More recently, I always loved to hate pretty much everyone on Rockford's team, especially pretty boy Ralph, jail bird Watson and potty-mouth Coach Martinson. Then there's always Kerry Toporowski from Quad City days or Tyler Willis from K-zoo.

I could probably go on and on...

Wed, 12/03/2008 - 5:49pm

Everyone hated Glenn Ramsey the "Great" Toledo goaltender who was a Komet 58/59. Let us not forget another Ramsey the coach of Muskegon, Bruce. Although he won a "True Komet" award (99/00) Personally he is a great guy. But fans only love to hate you when your not a Komet. If you want to get way back there was Ivan Prediger Komets/Des Moines. Than there is always Brett Gretzky the Komets and almost every team in the UHL. This is fun! Has anybody got some other great names of the past?

Wed, 12/03/2008 - 8:57pm

I just cant seem to figure out who PC reminds me of!


Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 12/03/2008 - 10:11pm

Top Shelf....I am LMAO. That was a great laugh for a change. Man...you are killing me here. I just blew my cherry pepsi all over my keyboard and monitor. Funny stuff. :)

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 12/03/2008 - 10:20pm

Jim Duhart....I hate him.
Tyler Willis....I hate him.
Mark Major....I hate him.
Kerri Toporowski....I hate him.
Brad Wingfield.....I hate him.
Robin Big Snake....I hate him.
Jeff Zehr....I hate him and his Darth Vader mask last season.
Chad Grills....hated him here.
Robin Boo-Hoo-Chard....hate him.
Kory Krylander....hate him.
Ryan Jorde....FEAR him.
Chaz Johnson....hate him.
Brant Blackned....couldn't ever see him because his helmet was over his face.
Donnie Mar-cutie....hated that little fake blond-highlighted curly headed sissy.

Those are the ones that come to mind first. I am sure there are more.

Wed, 12/03/2008 - 10:21pm

Like for an example, Fletcher was the home town hero who everyone loves, but when he went to atlanta and came back to play against us and dropped the gloves against Andy Bezeau most cheers were for Bezeau, the home town hero at that time.

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 12/03/2008 - 10:29pm

"Who have been your favorite players to hate over the years either who have or have not become Komets?"

Wed, 12/03/2008 - 10:36pm

As far as just some other team players to hate :

Kevin Evans-K-zoo/Kansas City
Mike Greeder-Toledo
Dody Wood-Kansas City
Jim Playfair-Indy
Jock STRAP Calander-Muskegon
Rick Hayward-Cleveland Lumberjacks
Mark Majors-Muskegon
John Craighead-Cleveland Lumberjacks
Pokey Reddick-Cincy

I could go on but I will end with one more goalie we love to hate LAAARRRRY!!!!!!!!!!

komets PA
Wed, 12/03/2008 - 11:13pm

Byron Lomow was always my fave to get under his skin as an opponent, but he made himself known as a true Komet and I'm glad to have known him as a friend too after dj'ing his wedding reception many years ago. Ahh, the stories that could be told from back in the day...

Wed, 12/03/2008 - 11:39pm

Well heres a couple more: Mel Anglestad, Blackned(cant remember first name),Snowball, Melvin White (back several yrs)

Paul D
Thu, 12/04/2008 - 9:00am

I know everyone might hate me for saying this but I have always disliked Steve Fletcher. How can a guy who was a fighter have his number retired and be the most beloved Komet player ever. I understand why the Komet fans loved him. But I think there are much more deserving players that worked harder and deserving the rec more. I hate Fletcher!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 12/04/2008 - 5:50pm

oh gee i bet fletch will loose sleep now paul d hahaha

So who do u think is so more deserving of a retired number then?
Im not saying that there arent others out there but DONT go saying Fletch didnt deserve it. Night after night he put himself on the ice to protect his teammates by body checking and going toe to toe with guys. His name is not just well known around Ft Wayne either but around the leagues.

Thu, 12/04/2008 - 6:08pm

I think a lot of you missed the point. Who were guys that were either Komets and went somewhere else to be hated. Or, we hated when they played elsewhere and became Komets. You need the other team to answer the question correctly. There really are a lot of them. Put your thinking caps on. Hey , Paul D get a life. Fletch was a class act, a real gentleman off the ice. He very rarely started a fight and almost always finished them. I am very proud to know him and He is very deserving of having his number hanging high. He was a true Komet as a player and as a retired Komet has never forgotten that fact. That is not one player who played with him that is not glad he was on their team.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 12/04/2008 - 6:31pm

Dschebig...no offense...but wipe your glasses off...here is what it says word for word:

"Who have been your favorite players to hate over the years either who have or have not become Komets?"

Call me crazy...but it says who have or have not become Komets. Who are players you have hated over the years...period.

Thu, 12/04/2008 - 9:02pm

I give up. You win! I beg your forgiveness. Please don't hit this old man. Lets just call it artistic interpitation and leave it at that. I was having more fun the way I was doing it. It makes you really use your brain. I would agree with most of the names mentioned.

Thu, 12/04/2008 - 9:35pm

Nobody has said Robin Bigsnake yet have they?

Thu, 12/04/2008 - 9:58pm

Yes Hit Somebody did. "carman"

I can see u dont read anybetter now then u did seven yrs ago!! HA HA!!!

from "ta man"

Fri, 12/05/2008 - 9:50am

Funny to see the new PC. We should get masks to hold during the game.

Paul D
Fri, 12/05/2008 - 10:31am

Kometfan I do think it was unjust that his number was retired. I understand why and all. I just think that there are guys that came before him that was more deserving. Just for a example a guy like Dale Baldwin. They both played the same number of years for the Komets. Baldwin would throw punches with the best of them not like Fletcher though. The thing that stands out between the 2 is Baldwin could put and the puck in the net. Fletcher was just a tough guy goon in my book. So hate me or not I just don't think he was deserving. Hell he barley played in the 92-93 play offs when we won the turner cup.

Paul D
Fri, 12/05/2008 - 4:22pm

Hey what is with telling me to get a life. Sorry I stated my thoughts. I guess I need to get on my knees and bow down to the great Steve Fletcher. I personally would put Dale Baldwins jersey up there before Steve's. They played the same amount of times in a Komet Jersey. Fletcher did fight more then Baldwin. But Baldwin could be put the puck in the net as well as fight. I was just stating my thoughts please don't skoaled me for it.

Fri, 12/05/2008 - 5:32pm

as well you should "paul D" i think maybe we could get fletch out their to center ice before a game and you could do it at that time. i was going to ask before but then i thought id cut you a break but now well...... what does the "D" stand for anyways i bet it probaly rythems with oh say maybe thumb

Fri, 12/05/2008 - 6:28pm

All right, everybody back up two steps. You're allowed to have differences of opinion, but don't act like 7-year olds. That's my job. And, yes, Baldy definitely was great. Who do you think taught Fletch so much?