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Tailing the Komets

Komets release Lewis

To make room for Mark Versteeg-Lytwyn, the Komets released cent

Posted in: Komets


t-n-t 2009
Thu, 01/15/2009 - 1:40pm

thats it blake? i mean did adam agree to and want to do this or was this another raw deal handed out bye the frankes? refering to the way they traeted fletcher, chin, and lucyk? and we all know what they did to them 3!!!

Blake Sebring
Thu, 01/15/2009 - 2:42pm

I'm not sure what you'd like to have happened. If my boss says he doesn't want me to work there any more, I don't have much of a choice in the situation, either. Someone had to go to make room on the roster, so yes, someone was going to be getting a raw deal from their perspective.

It's always been an interesting dicotomy to me. How do you decide when it's time for someone to go? Do you let them play it through and possibly end up hurting the team if they can't perform, or do you let them go pre-emptively? I just thank the Lord I don't have to make that decison and deal with that process.

Either way, ownership always gets blasted. If they bring a player back to training camp and then cut them, they get criticized for not telling them during the summer (Lucyk). If they tell them during the summer, they get criticized for not letting them play their way off the team (Chin). And players will ALWAYS hang on too long rather than leaving early, and no one can blame them. Facing an 8-5 lifestyle can be very scary to someone who has never done it.

It's a no-win situation for everyone involved, management and players. I have yet to see that type of situation handled to the satisfaction of everyone, just like there are never two happy people after a break-up. If anyone has that one figured out, please let me know and we'll have the subject for the next book.

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 2:51pm

This is just a fact of sport, unfair yes, but something that happens everyday. This was the most logical decision because it free up a vet-spot for them and they need a defensemen. Let me tell you there is no easy way telling someone their services are no longer needed, but I am sure coach Sims said something could happen and we could call you back with the way this year is going.

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 3:36pm

It's kinda irritating when they get rid of a player that works his butt off every game and we still have some that don't especially with the lack of hustle we have from some players right now. Bad move IMO!

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 3:41pm

I'm glad Lwis is gone. I whould rather have a player, like Parsons, who is ageing and still is pretty good then a player back from a 3 year retirement, who is trying to get into game shape.

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 3:44pm

I agree, Blake. The ownership and coaches are just trying to put together the best team they can. Their judgment may not always be perfect. They are human like the rest of us, after all. But they have to do what they feel is best for the team. And I'm sure that even they feel badly when they have to let someone go.

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 5:17pm

I agree K'sfan...as much as people give him grief...he was out there trying every shift and turned into a reliable player here in the last few weeks. He didn't put up points, but he didn't do that in his first stint either and he was a good player for us then. Unfortunatly he's caught in a numbers game as a veteran and that probably had a little to do with this as well...

...I seriously hope someone claims him, though I doubt he'll report due to his day job.

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 5:18pm

On second though, I hope he clears waivers so that at least we can grab him in a pinch if we get more injuries.

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 10:01pm

He couldn't keep up anymore, nothing wrong w/ that, he came back and made it 20 games. That's respectable, he's trying to play competitive hockey again after being away for what? 3 years???

Bring some young kid in with upside....I'm tired of seeing retreads. Nothing against Lewis, he's a solid individual, but, I'd rather see someone on the way up, rather then on the way down. Plus, he's lucky, he has a decent job to fall back on.

Fri, 01/16/2009 - 11:12am

Littlejohn Punches Linesman


He threw way after the fact, this is worth expulsion from the league.

Charlie Crawford
Fri, 01/16/2009 - 2:17pm

WOW, that was a good find Burgee. It will be interesting to see what the league does to handle this. I agree Littlejohn should at least get tossed for the rest of the season. He did throw way late.

Who all is braving the cold tonight?? I know I will be there.

Charlie Crawford
Fri, 01/16/2009 - 2:34pm

After watching the video a few more times, I would like to change my previous post. I don't think that Littlejohn should be tossed for the rest of the season, but at least for a few games 3-5 max. When the linesman comes between them no more punches should be thrown.

I am starting to think that nothing is going to be done since it did happen last week. That is really sad.

Fri, 01/16/2009 - 3:11pm

Littlejohn got nothing for it. The linesman apparently admitted he handled it wrong or something. It makes no sense to me because he interveened at the right time and did what he was supposed to. Littlejohn got a game misconduct for continuing the fight, not for hitting the linesman it was reported.

Charlie Crawford
Fri, 01/16/2009 - 5:28pm

Thanks for the info FWKRTJ. Even if the linesman said he handled it wrong, it seems like Littlejohn should have got at least one or two games. To me it looked like the linesman got involved at the right time.

Fri, 01/16/2009 - 6:42pm

Nothing should be called on Littlejohn.

A- Both linesmen did not have the two guys tied up/seperated.

B- The linesman that got tagged put himself in a bad postion.

C- Chanes are the other player was MOUTHING OFF and Littlejohn took a swing at him. Missed and because of the linesman's position got tagged.

I bet the linesman never does that again....