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Tailing the Komets

Komets release Warner

The Komets had to remove two players from the regular season roster to reach the allotted nineteen allowed for the playoffs.  The two players removed were defenseman Brandon Warner and forward Jon Mirasty.  Warner will remain on injured reserve and assist the coaching staff during Komet home playoff games. The Komets elected to include one amateur player, forward Tom Mele from American International College. 

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Mon, 03/28/2011 - 11:55am

Thanks for the effort over the past couple of seasons, BW.

Mr Snufflupugus
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:21pm

I am sure there will be a blogger attaboy back slapping party outside the Komet offices tonight.

Mr Snufflupugus
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:25pm

And if/when they get bounced from the playoffs it will be his assistant coaching that gets blamed.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:41pm

Snuff, do you really think he is gonna do any asst. coaching? I dont see him doing any coaching or helping the coach's. Think this was just said to make it not sound as bad letting him of the roster!

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:51pm

I do agree with the playoff roster. We shouldnt feel bad for him though. Part of being a team player is adjusting to what is best for team play. When your play is subpar, its time to sit back and think about improving. I do however agree his injuries have changed his playing ability. He isnt the same player he was fresh out of...Fort Wayne.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:53pm

Warner took a lot more jabs then he should've...He's a double-A defenseman, of course he's going to make mistakes and not be perfect because if he was, he wouldn't have played here in the 1st place. Had he not been a local boy he would've been no different than Andy Townsend as far as the attention he got. Good luck to you, Brandon

Blake Sebring
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:57pm

Actually, Scooter, Brandon can add a lot if he chooses to do this. Because he's never had the most gifts as a player, he's always had to be a student of the game. He's really sharp on things like that and sees some little things that can make a difference. P.C. did the same thing two years ago and made an impact.

Something to keep in mind, there's no way they win the first or the third cup without him. The first cup, he ended up playin about 45 minutes in the 3OT game and blocked a ton of shots. Last year without he and Frankie becoming the top defensive pairing, who knows what happens.

Mr Snufflupugus
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 1:03pm

Scooter whether he does or doesn't wasn't my point.
What GameMisconduct said is true. His play was scrutinized (spelling? looks funny..) with an electron microscope by some of the loudest fans this team has. To them when the team won it was always in spite of Warner and when they lost it was always due to Warner.
Warner made mistakes, lots of them. The same amount as just about every other middle of the road AA defenseman. But I rarely if ever saw him not hustle, run his mouth or otherwise act the fool or do anything else to make the team look bad.
Meanwhile Curadeau by comparison has gotten a free pass.
What is worse, a AA middle of the road defenseman making mistakes due to just having AA average talent or a wannabee AAA, AA forward being paid alot of money having the worst +/- on the team and not scoring a meaningful goal all season?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 1:04pm

Blah, blah. Constructive criticism, if taken seriously, informs the criticized what to fix. If I get criticism I know what to fix. As a fan I am allowed to be selfish. A teammate is allowed to be the team player and sacrifices even himself. B Dub is a great player and I believe has one of the hardest shots and I emphasized his injuries haved slowed his 'play'. He is being utilized the best he can be at his current rate of play. You can still be a player on the bench even if you are behind it.

Blake Sebring
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 1:08pm

It probably looks funny because you actually spelled it correctly, something you rarely do. LOL.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 1:08pm

Yes about Curadeau. Who mentored that guy when he went to Kalamazoo. He is a different player and I hope comes back to the 3 years ago player if back next year. Perhaps other things could be involved not known to the fans. Who knows, but he was a much better player, stats wise, his first year here.

Mr Snufflupugus
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 1:15pm

Lol! Blake that was "week"!

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 1:25pm

I'm just impressed that Snuff knows what an electron microscope is.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 1:29pm

Don't be fooled, he overheard someone else talking and took a shot at throwing it in a post hoping it would fit.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 1:30pm

You'd have thought he would have won the MVP for those playoff performances. The same thing could be said for 70% of the team... "Had Playoff P.C. not shown up they wouldn't have won a cup". "If not for the kid from Erie scoring all those goals, no cup." "If Syro didn't park himself out front like a dumptruck theres no way we win a cup".

Let's not let it read that one guy locked down two cups for the Komets then they left him off the roster..

Mr Snufflupugus
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 1:38pm

Hey....you don't want any part of me in a chemistry lab! Just as the local prosthetic limb club who were all victims of getting to close to my experiments LOL.

Blake Sebring
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 2:14pm

Not saying that at all, JM. Just saying he had a large part in helping them win two cups, which he definitely did. Obviously he was not the MVP, but if he didn't step up last year, they were dead without he and Frankie taking a large role on that team.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 2:32pm

Any playoff stats on Warner????

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 2:56pm

Brandon Warner Playoff History

2007-2008 13 1 1 2 4

2009-2010 12 0 6 6 8

Blake Sebring
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 2:59pm

Also plus-9 last year which tied with P.C. for the team lead.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 4:01pm

Nice comments Brandon,you was always pleasant went we asked to have a card signed.

On the Glass
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 10:39pm

Bottom line...this team did NOT score goals...BW attacked/pinched in/was aggressive....that is in his "skill" set.....

...but he ended up fighting with A-Pod for the final playoff roster spot.....A-Pod play...

Grip it and rip it
Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:22am

BW was left off because he makes way to many mental mistakes. He has good skill on the PP. Just look back at how many times he gave up the puck in all three zones, fell down when he had to pivot to his right, went to the box because he got beat and had to hook the guy, pinched and did not get the puck or the man, got trapped behind the net or in the corner when his partner was already there. Just some of my observations.

Mr Snufflupugus
Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:47am

Funny I thought that described Guy perfectly.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 7:00am

It may have, Snuff, but if one person has more local pull than BW, it's Guy. I would say Guy's decision making is far superior to BW's also. His decisions have kept him in the game more times than not when his old body wouldn't give him the speed needed to make up for a mistake. Granted, Guy has taken lots of hooking penalties to stop a breakaway, but when in a similar situation has arisen, several times BW would just figure the guy is gone and Boucher or Reiter would take care of it.

I also agree with everything everyone has said about BW being a really nice guy. I have no qualms with those statements whatsoever. He has always seemed like a great guy when I've seen him in the community or listened to him on the radio on The Fort. However, with that being said, Hit, Larry, Tim, JM, GM, and lots of others surrounding the team in various aspects (or just being fans) also seem very nice, and not trying to offend, but other than what brian tells us about his hockey skills, I don't think I'd want any of them on the ice either :)