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Tailing the Komets

IHL, CHL just repeating history

You can read Friday's story here.

Posted in: Komets


Fri, 06/04/2010 - 2:15pm

Great story Blake. I wonder how many Komet fans were complaining on blogs and forums about Ullyot keeping the league afloat, how many other fans were calling it the "Ullyot hockey league", how many complaints there were about a six team league, or inter-league play, or, well, never mind. I guess there were none because Al hadn't invented the internet yet and even direct dial BBSs were a ways off. Don't know, maybe a look through the "Letters to the Editor" archive will produce some?

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 2:41pm

2010 is a little different than the 1960's.

Blake Sebring
Fri, 06/04/2010 - 2:46pm

Sadly, it's not.

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 3:01pm

That's why we have the phrase "history repeating itself"....

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 5:23pm

what ? only six teams in 1957??? and we didnt run off to the ahl??? didnt we deserve better hockey??? the owners were using their own money to shore up weak franchises??? my god i just dont understand??? the key point here in blakes story is of course history does repeat itself but the underlying thing is dont trust the nhl cause they only care about themselves!!

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 6:26pm

The more things change, the more they stay the same. But from everything I've read about society as a whole, I'd say that if anything has changed in recent years, it's people's sense of entitlement.

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 6:45pm

Okay. I was wrong. Its exactly the same as the 1960's.

I'll call each of you from my rotary phone to apologize.

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 7:02pm

Chuckitt nailed it: dont trust the nhl cause they only care about themselves

Blake Sebring
Fri, 06/04/2010 - 7:02pm

Ding, ding, ding, Wendy! We have a winner!

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 7:13pm

I'm trying to make those calls but Mrs. Smith has the "party line" tied up.

Blueline Baby
Fri, 06/04/2010 - 7:27pm

"Party line"? Now that sounds like fun....LOL....

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 8:22pm

Outstanding Wendy....

JM, just keep clicking the hook and she'll get off, maybe.

I'm wondering how much it cost Philly to have Hawthorne called up to ref this game............

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 8:34pm

Come on, JM, her name was Sarah if I remember from the re-runs correctly that a lot of the people that write on here saw as new episodes. In a sense, history does repeat itself, but taking that saying literally is silly to say the least.

On the other hand, these are hockey people and I cannot even count how many times you have all said how stupid hockey people are when it comes to running a business, so I can see where the same mistakes would be made over and over. There's no reason hockey should not be bigger than the NFL if it had some brains involved in it whatsoever. Think about it, people love the NFL for the hits and speed. Hockey is faster, has sharp skates, bigger hits, fighting is allowed, and each of the guys gets to carry a stick! I never thought I would say this, but I may have actually found some people who are less intelligent than football people... Wow, how the mind boggles. In any event, it's always fun to watch big dumb animals hurt each other, no matter who is driving the train. If the UFC would ever figure out that it's hanging itself with pay per view, it'd probably get bigger too.

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 8:39pm

Philly is outhustling the Hawks.

Toews and Kane are too soft.

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 10:32pm

I make it my policy to never think so highly of myself as to call anyone a big, dumb animal. In fact, I respect actual big, dumb animals more than that.

Go Flyers! :D

Chad Ryan
Sat, 06/05/2010 - 12:20am

I'm a big, dumb animal, and considering that I still work in the newspaper industry, my wife approves of that statement.

Sat, 06/05/2010 - 8:17am

Neat policy, Wendy.

Hahahahahah! They are always there for moral support, aren't they, Chad?

If the Flyers end up pulling this one out somehow, I'm going to have to talk several of my co-workers down from multiple rooftops in Chicago...

Blueline Baby
Sat, 06/05/2010 - 8:50am

Running Komet, not ALL of us have said that "hockey people" are stupid when it comes to running a business.

Sat, 06/05/2010 - 11:19am

Great comment Steve. I remember those '60s teams very well. Bitter rivalries with Toledo, Dayton, Muskegon, Port Huron etc. I never remember thinking that if we only had more teams my hockey experience would be more complete.

Chuckitt, your comments were perfect.

The public's "sense of entitlement" has increased dramatically. Ironically it started in the 1960's. I do not have a problem at all when society tries to sustain a member when their luck turns bad or health prohibits their ability to contribute. Never as a society are we so complete and caring when we look out for those who need help. My problem comes when able people choose to "milk" the system because they are lazy.

Never had a "party line" but a lot of my friends did. Kind of forgot about all of that.

Sat, 06/05/2010 - 11:37am

I have a rotary phone that still works & is hooked up./I got my season tickets=23 years

Sat, 06/05/2010 - 1:18pm

Blueline: You're absolutely correct. I should have said "many of you". Please accept my humblest of apologies.

Blueline Baby
Sun, 06/06/2010 - 9:48am

RK...thanks. Your humblest apology not needed....just wanted to point that out. I get lumped in with the redheaded troublemakers, then this? LOL...OK, so I AM the original redheaded troublemaker, but I really never said anything nagative about hockey people running businesses. Have I ever mentioned what a gentleman you are, though? Wow, that was impressive! :)

Alan, you and I have had many differences of opinion on here....your opinion on the entitlement thing was ripped right out of my head, I think. Wow, scary how much alike we are on that one. I just would not have added the 1960's part, only due to lack of knowledge of when it all started. Other than that....dead on. How did we all start talking about "entitlement" as it related to hockey anyway? Or was it a sidetrack? LOL....my memory is shot. I'm so screwed when I hit old age....

Tim Hoke
Tue, 06/08/2010 - 12:30pm

Wait until you get to my age Blueline, then things really get blurred! By the way everyone here have a great summer and try not to bust any blood veins until all the facts are in!