You can read it here with some comments from Al Sims.
Sounds like the Komets have a chip on their shoulders from the crying and whining from the Rush from last year. If they keep playing like this,we will win the conference in Feb. lol
BTW...what the h e double hockey sticks is going on in Bloomington? Matt Whitehead and Karl Fournier both placed on team suspension. With the release of Zbriger and retirement of Emond,They will be luck to put a team on the ice tonight against Evansville.
Hang on Bloomy, Bloomy hang on.
Congratulations goes to Stephon Thorne for scoring his first goal of the season!! He has now crossed the "Arthur Kiyaga line". Let's get Schrock and Mele over that line soon.
Last night I swore I heard Bob Chase give the third goal to Leo Thomas. This morning I learn it was Brent Henley. I can understand why he would be confused as both Henley and Thomas are so like each other in terms of size and appearance.
Frodawg, if you are out there, I would be interested in your comparison of the Komet's team as it compares to last year's team. No joke. I feel you can give an honest opinion as you saw most of the Komets games out there last year, and I am assuming saw the last four games played in Rapid City this year. What have you seen? Thanks in advance.
Just a great job by everyone. Right now all phases of the game are clicking.
Another good weekend of hockey for the K's..... Lets hope they bring this solid hockey home with them... Contracts on the weekend wins and the continued streaks ....
Alan, if you didn't see the play, it was really tough to tell. Leo shot it from long range and it didn't look initially as if Brent had tipped it on front. In fact, Brent was being buried by the defenseman and you couldn't even see him from the camara angle on CHL-TV. Leo shot it hard enough it was a bang-bang play. And as usual, Brent didn't do his full out victory dance. LOL. It was an honest mistake.
The differences I see from last year is the constant pressure the Komets put on a team on both ends of the ice. Last years team seemed to like to take a period off in a game which cost them in most series. This years team doesn't seem to do that. The K's are hot right now and are in control of their own destiny as far as I'm concerned.
Thanks, Frowdog. I appreciate your willingness to answer my question. Obviously you have a different perspective, being a Rush fan. That is why I knew you'd give an honest assessment.
This is one Komets fan who realizes the Rush had significant players on IR and am glad the K's are done with the Rush (especially out in Rapid City), this year.
Frodawg: This team has done that, just not on the road. We are HOPING to see what you saw here at home this weekend. With it being a young team, there have been some consistency issues that look like they are starting to be sorted out. This team really seems to be coming together and firing on all cylinders. Coach Sims has done a better job than I had expected him to do earlier, and other than some of his defensive choices when the Ks have a lead late in games, I'm pretty happy with the results and how this team is looking. I think his biggest improvement over last year was that he did not take this summer off like he did last season when it came to going out and scouting/recruiting players. IMO, the success of this season so far was won in the summer and late fall months.
With the addition of Henley and Starenky the K's have really made the back end of their team very solid. The addition of the newbies up front such as Smith,Rizk,& Chaumont have made them a contender this year. I was impressed with the energy they played with here in Rapid City this weekend and am hoping that they match up in the playoffs again. The Rush have a long ways to go right now as we are just an average team until we can get some players back on the ice.