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Tailing the Komets

Here's some numbers

According to David Franke, the maximum salary cap is about $11,000 a week and the minimum is $8,000.

``It's about where we thought it was going to be all start of the summer,'' he said. ``Even if the IHL had remained, we were still going to drop the salary cap, so we're fine and don't have to make and adjustments. We're fine with everything. We're fine with our mix of younger players.''

Komets are not expecting to sign any more veterans because this is what they planned, plus they want some flexibility during the season in case of major injury.

There is some flexibility in the housing allowances, much more flexible than what the IHL supposedly had. (Don't ask, I don't know. I already did, and they aren't telling.) Teams are allowed to pick up a player's utilities and cable bill in this agreement. There are guidelines on how much teams can spend on single and married players' housing.

* Don't be shocked if the Komets bring back Konstantin Shafranov for short periods of time during the season if they get into a bunch of injuries.

* Players going to AHL camps: Mathieu Curadeau to Lake Erie, Kevin Reiter and Derek Patrosso to Worchester, Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock to Hershey and Craig Cescon to Norfolk.

* Komets will not be playing a third exhibition game. They couldn't find anybody to play.

* CHL requires all the immigration paperwork on players to be completed by the time they report to training camp. In the IHL you could work on it through the first month of the season or so.

Posted in: Komets


Tue, 09/07/2010 - 3:07pm

Thank to our fearless leader aka "Super Fan" we get the straight info here first. Much appreciated.

I know Burgee, I know! Smooooooooch!

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 3:44pm

Gee, it sure can get deep around here sometimes. All I have to say is I have a case of Yuengling due here in a day or so....... :-)

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 4:37pm

Steve I have 2 cases in my truck right now! More than will to share with you. Cold one in the fridge..Email me I'll tell you where I am at and we can share a couple.

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 4:41pm

Do the Komets have back-up plans or other players in their radar if any of the above mentioned make an AHL squad? And if the veteran limit is now 6 why wouldn't the Komets sign another one or 2 for leadership purposes. I like the vets they have now for the season but you can never have enough. And what ever happened to Justin Chedoruk? (Chewy) I wish they would have brought him back. I loved his hustle and energy. I know I am being greedy.

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 5:06pm

"goon" on the way :)

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 5:09pm

Blake. is there any plans yet to have Komet player autograph sessions?

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 6:53pm

The Komets are going to stay with 3 Vets when allowed 6? I can see staying at 4 or 5 in case a guy gets done with his season in Italy and wants to re-join for a playoff run, but really I don't see the use in staying at 3, unless there is a diamond in the rough among the forwards we have signed.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/07/2010 - 7:18pm

Veterans currently: Leo, PC, Guy, Boucher, and Reiter. The Goalies don't count against the vet limit, but they are no doubts getting paid vet money......as are Curadeau and a few others I am sure.

I don't think you can look at this as much as Number of Vets, as you should look at how much money you have to go around for quality players. I feel that the Komets have stetched that money out very well.

No offense, but I'd rather Curdy, than I would Bertram or Chewy.

Just my opinion though.

The Komets have a very nice squad on paper, and I am excited. This might be the best squad on paper in years. The best at this level I think, for the Komets. We have how many guys in AHL camps?

We are loaded ladies and dudes.

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 7:40pm

The more youth the better. With the extra travel this year young legs will be a plus.

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 9:25pm

Hit, what you're saying makes a lot of sense. I'm curious to see how many teams will use the full vet limit and just how good those vets are.

If the formula the K's are using doesn't work out perhaps they can tweak it a bit and will do something different next season. Might be a bit of a learning curve here but Sims/Frankes have a great record for putting together teams so this will be interesting.

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 3:11am

"THE GOON" will be a vet :)

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 8:13am

Can anyone else see this goon or is he made up?

I still like the team from the first Cup year of the trifecta. Now THAT team was loaded!

A True Hockey Fan. aka naif
Wed, 09/08/2010 - 3:42pm

Can't find an opponent to play a third exhibition game. Thats funny.

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 4:09pm

Really the "goon" will be signed :)

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 5:59pm

About the 40th YouTube post you've put up of random people who will never wear a Ks sweater...

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 8:10pm

seriously. RunningKomet kinda has a point.. say the name or leave it alone already. The "game" of wondering who you are talking about mightbite gets old. i honestly do not doubt your word on things. I have seen were you are right on more than a couple occasions. Props for that.. But enough already. throw a name out. If not, perhaps "zip it"

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 8:30pm

Dschebig, sounds good to me but the email address for you I got from Blake bounces back that you're away until July something....:-)

Contact Blake and he can give you my email.

Blake Sebring
Wed, 09/08/2010 - 8:34pm

Already did. I think it means they ``put him away'' in July. Maybe he doesn't realize it yet?

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 12:48am

Blake so has Shaf made Fort Wayne his home?

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 8:45am

Steve--I got it.. I responded. I think AOL has problem. I have cleared that thing 3 times this summer. But than Blake may have a point.

Blake Sebring
Thu, 09/09/2010 - 10:35am

Snuff, yes, for quite a few years.

Tim Hoke
Sat, 09/11/2010 - 10:29am

Shaf has a nice house in Aboite township for several years now.