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Tailing the Komets

I'm on vacation

But unlike last year when I learned my lesson, I am not leaving anyone else in charge. I'm not even encouraging anyone else to try to pick up the slack, either.

I'll be checking in sometimes to keep everyone honest, but you  won't be getting updates.  I'll be back Aug. 6. Everybody have fun.

Posted in: Komets


Thu, 07/19/2007 - 1:05pm

A well deserved vacation indeed.

See you in a couple of weeks Blake.

Tony E
Thu, 07/19/2007 - 2:35pm

Blake enjoy yourself!

Jungle Monkey
Thu, 07/19/2007 - 2:49pm

We can let the two niceguy bloggers leave the only comments....

Enjoy your vacation, Blake.

Thu, 07/19/2007 - 2:54pm

august 6th? thats like 2 weeks...we have to rely on coney now for our info? have fun blake

Thu, 07/19/2007 - 3:13pm

have a great vacation Blake...

Thu, 07/19/2007 - 5:22pm

Have fun Blake!

Thu, 07/19/2007 - 5:47pm

this means no komet warrior postings for two weeks!

Thu, 07/19/2007 - 6:46pm

Have an enjoyable vacation. You'll come back feeling refreshed and recharged.

Goalie Girl
Thu, 07/19/2007 - 7:11pm

Have a good vacation Blake, I will play nice, I Promise . Enjoy your time off. Go Komets

Thu, 07/19/2007 - 7:27pm

Who in the world gave you two weeks off in a row?

enjoy yourself.

guess we'll have to rely on the O.H.I.C. And no i don't want to be a member.

P.S. Hawthorn stinks now, during your vacation and he will still stink after vacation.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 07/19/2007 - 9:43pm

Tell Rob Guinn and Artie Kiyaga we all said Hello....Super Fan. Rob is surely having you out to his home in New Mexico again this summer. LOL

11...........Number of times Blakes thought about leaving the Blog over to me to run for 2 weeks and then thought the Enema Man references might just drain the crap out of everyone finally.....

Jungle Monkey
Fri, 07/20/2007 - 9:20am

12.......... Number of fights Rob Guinn has forgotten about since he woke up this morning.

Horton's Jaw
Fri, 07/20/2007 - 11:03am


Please put a stop to comments that disparage players and others. It turns my stomach.

Rob Guinn and Arthur Kiyaga wore the K's sweater. They represented their team and themselves with honor. For those who contuinue to attempt staining their reputations, I will offer rebuttal in return each time. En-garde!

Fri, 07/20/2007 - 11:34am

everyone put on the rose colored glasses.

Fri, 07/20/2007 - 11:45am

Wouldn't that be orange colored glasses?

Fri, 07/20/2007 - 11:45am


Fri, 07/20/2007 - 12:04pm

break out the rose colored glasses!!!

Fri, 07/20/2007 - 12:06pm

sorry didnt mean to post that twice orange colored glasses would be appropriate too!!! guess the jaw would defend greg tebutt too!!

Fri, 07/20/2007 - 12:22pm

There's a name from the past

Fri, 07/20/2007 - 3:16pm

There's no defense for Greg Tebutt. He was my favorite player that year until the overtime of the final game of the playoffs.

That was the year the IHL had a round-robin playoff and the final game was played in FW against Port Huron. As luck would have it, due to the round robin records of those two teams, the game was absolutely meaningless.

The game went into overtime. Tebutt, TWICE ON THE SAME SHIFT IN OVERTIME, had the puck at the side of the Komet net (I sat right behind that net) and he made DIRECT EYE CONTACT with 2 Port Huron players and then passed the puck directly to that Port Huron guy -- tape to tape for a shot.

Once to the point, the shot was saved by Sanscartier and then on the rebound to a guy in the slot who shot and Sanscartier stopped that, too. I remember the look of surprise on the PH slot guy's face. The Komets eventually won the game but I'll NEVER forget that gutless exhibition. If you want the season to be over that bad, just go to the lockerroom, take off your team's sweater, and let the guys who want to play and give an honest effort do so.

Fold your tent and get out of town. As talented as he was, if I were the coach he would NEVER PLAY ANOTHER SHIFT FOR ME AGAIN. I was right in line with him from behind, I saw this perfectly clearly. It's just not how you play the game and it was an absolute disgrace.

Fri, 07/20/2007 - 8:38pm

and the fwp ran him out of town, they were tired of taking the k-9 s into the bars to get him out!!!!

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 07/20/2007 - 8:48pm

22...........Kevn Bertram's number as a komet....then it was someone's number about 5 or 6 times until Richardson became #22. It was a number that was given to a newly acquired player and then the Cardboard Cutout would either not play the guy at all or play him one shift and cut him.

Sat, 07/21/2007 - 7:01am

Skate, wasn't that the same year there was a bench clearing brawl in the playoffs Against K-Zoo? I saw you referenced Sansecartier and I remember after the fight that K-Zoo players were thrown Sans goalie equipment into the stands and the papers the next day made an appeal for the equipment back since the series wasn't done yet.

Sat, 07/21/2007 - 10:11am

i remember that! back when hockey was hockey and bob phillips got his eyes gouged by somebodywho later became a goon in the nhl and a coach. phillips then went beserk and did a tightrope walk along the boards trying to get at....quick skate, for ten points, name the famous eye gouger!!!

Sat, 07/21/2007 - 7:38pm

Dirk Graham

Sat, 07/21/2007 - 11:07pm


Komets PA
Sun, 07/22/2007 - 5:05pm

Jeff Leverman was the culprit. I was sitting behind the penalty box that night and you can see my head in the picture from the paper where Denny Shebig is trying to keep Leverman from jumping onto Phillips while he is lying on the floor of the penalty box after hurtling into it head first. Ahhh, the good old days! Last I knew Phillips was a salesman in Indy for Keebler. Guess he's in charge of keeping the elves in line!

Komets Fan
Sun, 07/22/2007 - 7:29pm

Is Blake vacationing with Justin?

Sun, 07/22/2007 - 9:17pm

Just a point of clarification, Tebbutt played here in 1981-82, but I think you mean Saginaw instead of Port Huron (the Flags folded after the 1980-81 season). The IHL played with 7 teams that year.

You're right, that was the year of the big playoff brawl with Kalamazoo. If I remember right, during that series, one of the Kalamazoo players (maybe Boris Fistric) tried to take Rob Motz' head off after Motz scored a goal.

Wasn't that also the series where Fistric, with his Bobby Orr-like rushes, (that had to have been written by a future Muskegon Fury PR writer) tried to get at the Komets in their dressing room in Kalamazoo?

Sun, 07/22/2007 - 9:30pm

the eye gougher was mcsorley i thought! leverman was just an idiot in the way!