They released Eric Yngwe, Adam Krug, Jordy Trottier, Fredric Korduner, Todd McIlrat
Was hoping that Yngwe would stick around awhile.... I like his size...
Hit Somebody's Lines after the Close of PreSeason:
Chaulk, Bennefield, Rizk
Smith, Chaumont, Apod
Leo, Schrock, Thorne
Mele, Auger or PC depends on who fits under cap.
Frankie, D Molle
Milam, B Molle
Warner or New D-Man
Boucher, Mystery Goalie
all I know is that we are going to sweep October enroute to another championship and I can't see the upper deck lighted advertising because of the new curtain and they have whole yardbirds at the food stand
I didn't see mighty at the game
I would of actually like to see Yngwe play tonight but oh well. So the roster limit is 20 and 19 can actually dress for games correct?
Any news on LaPointe? Sounds like he has had a good camp so far. I would rather see him than Leo.
I think they can only dress 18 for games if I remember right. But I could be wrong.
Correct, but they can have a roster of 20, maybe even 21 if you utilize the IR.
Hit are you responding to me or KometKrazy?
So Hit, just curious as to why you don't think Lapointe wont make team? I know everyone is going to debate cuts and who they keep all week before opening night. I like Lapointe and would keep him over 2 or 3 guys you have listed on your lines. Blake has reported he's having a really good camp.
I do hope Lapointe makes roster. I like his intangibles with face-offs and defense.
I honestly would only keep 1 of the 3 of LEO, PC, Lapointe. I think they have been even in camp, and I just selected which player I think makes sense in the lineup. Leo can score and he is a more talented player than Lapointe IMO. I like PC, I would keep him as an extra skater to use him like they did in the playoffs as a special teams guy. I don't like his lack of speed and skating, compared to the younger guys who can skate circles around him. Not a personal knock, just comparing players. The thing you have to keep in mind, they have to keep rookie players, and they have to stay under the Cap.
I don't think they can keep all 3 PC, LEO, LaPointe and stay under the cap, and I am not sure they keep 2 our of 3....myabe just 1.
We'll see. They could IR PC and Keep either Lapointe or Leo. I think LEO is the guy I keep. He is just more talented than Lapointe in my opinion. Leo could score 20-25 goals with no problem again this year.
Is LEO willing to play 3rd line center this year? And are the Frankes willing to keep a Vet on the 3rd line?
Those are other questions.
Smith is pretty awesome as a #2. He was great tonight.
Good point Hit. Maybe thats a reason to keep Lapointe. IMO
I would keep LaPointe....at some point you have to play defense against the other teams top line....
Why couldn't we keep PC over Warner as the last defenseman? His biggest attribute at this point is his shot from the blue line. And let's be honest, he couldn't possibly play defense any worse than Warner does.
Warner had 10 very good,no GREAT passes tonight BUT to the WRONG team
Thumbs up to Jeremy...I agree with this. I said it 2 years ago about PC. He would make alot more sense as a DMan than a Forward. Why not try it? He has size, he has definitely slowed down and I don't think keeps up as well with this league and its quicker skaters. He is used to playing on the point on the PP. He is better than BWs on the Point and could most definitely play as a 5th or 6th DMan on this team right now.
Someone will blast us Jeremy....but I like your idea and totally agree with you.
But they won't do it.
Jeremy stated what I thought about at one time but dismissed it as soon as I thought about it. But he's got a great point. Keep PC as the 7th d-man and he could double as 10th forward. He could be a rather valuable 2-fer in that role.
Smitty you made my day, Warner is no good. What Boucher said about Mirasty should be what he is saying about Warner.
"Miarsty was just a waste of a roster spot"
Still have a week left to elimnate the waste of a roster spot that warner is.....havent seen anything from him in what 3 years and he has only gotten worse.......have to agree about PC being an xtra dman.....wont happen though
Warner let more people get by him during play than the Red Coats did!
Only goal given up tonight was when BWs pinched into the right faceoff circle and he allowed his forward and the puck to go right past and 2 on Frankies for a goal. Frankie cannot carry Warner's stupid mistakes another season. I know Frankie wants to play with him...But I want a piece of chocolate cake with extra fudge icing but I don't need that either.
BWs is not disciplined enough as a defenseman, he makes lousy decisions, and he doesn't defend.
People can throw up all the +/-'s they want at me on BWs. My eyes don't lie to me. He gave up the only scoring for Dayton on a stupid decision. He hasn't learned anything in 4 years here.
He is our 7th best D-Man in Kamp right now, and he got cut from the playoff roster last season.
It is time to turn the page on him.
Go find a stay at homer that plays defense. Or convert PC to Dman/extra forward/PP specialist.
Hit, even if it's us against the world, I'll fight this battle all day!
Amazing this fan base is......
C'mon Yoda, you gonna say Warner is a good D-man?
I've said since the beginning that I would have no porblem if Warner played forward for the K's because a defenseman, he is not... Now with less places for these AA players to go, he doesnt have the talent to play forward for this team...
Bloomington needs players....
The message was sent by the front office ALL SUMMER that last year's team and results were not good enough. And that we should expect more talent, competition, urgency, youth, speed, etc this year.
But what message does it send when a guy that wasn't good enough to make the playoff roster on last year's mediocre team somehow manages to make this year's team? A team that Mr. Franke said was going to be much BETTER.
I think the message it sends is that SOMEBODY (*ahem*) didn't do his job this summer.
Snuff, what's amazing is that everything I'm typing at the moment is something you can quote Mr. Franke on at varying points during this summer. Yes, it's an amazing fan base to hold a GM accountable for his words.
I wonder what you mean Snuff? What is amazing to you? That the Fanbase wants the best team it can get and is tired of the retreads? Warner is a retread, and he once again gave up a goal tonight because poor postioning and lack of discipline. This is who he is.
When (yes I said when) Warner gets cut this week I wonder who the fans will pick up to blame. Or will it still be Warners fault for taking up a space in training camp? Perhaps passing on all of his bad habits will be the cause of any mistake made by anyone....
Amazed.... They lose 6-1 (in a meaningless game) and nobody got blasted for any mistakes. Give up one goal and win (in a meaningless game) where Warner happens to be on this ice and out comes the trashing again.
Heaven forbid any player on this team makes a bad pass all season. I expect those of you who trash Warner to hold them to the same level of "accountability"
And when the captain uses his stick as a jackhammer and takes one of his many poorly timed penalties and I call him out on it, don't you dare hold him up to a position where he cannot be critiqued.
Warner will not and should not make this team. But the way the vocal minority of Komets fans have treated him I wouldn't expect him to be telling other players anything great about his hometown team.
Throw rocks at me all you want on this...I will expect the usual commentary from those who seem to can't stand what I write and yet continue to read and respond anyway...
And no Hit and JR I am not talking about you. You two I can handle lol ;)
I am not trashing Warner...I am saying he stinks as a D-man. And I gave you examples as to why.
He should not be on this roster.