Good job Blake, this is what i said several weeks ago,We have about the same talent that we have always had, its the rest of the uhl teams that have caught up with us.
Hey Blake remember our Littlejohn conversation throughout the season and how that was more than likely a longshot, well QC got him and hit the jackpot and now the K's let a team behind them get stronger....To me that is an embarrasement to let happen.
David, did you ever wonder why Littlejohn gets traded all the time? There was a time last year when it was an option, and the veterans on the Komets said they didn't want him. Here are his numbers againt the Komets all-time:
Not very good, certainly not good enough to trade for.
But don't you have to look at what he brings vs rest of League. His nubers are comparable to that of Galbraith
Since when did organizations start getting input from players on trades that could make your team better. Did any of them complain about the Danny Stewart trade??
Also, Blake all that said to me "wonder why Littlejohn gets traded all the time? Yes I do, because he has value as a hockey players!!!
Once again, we sat on the pot, and forgot what to do. I thought we were the jewel of this league. The team that averages 7 to 8 thousand fans a game. The organization that wants to win. The proudest tradition in Minor League sports? I think things have gone soft this year overall. We have been 2 months behind on everything this year. 2 months behind on training camp, 2 months behind on winning, 2 months behind on trades, 2 months behind on the season. How do we catch the rest of the league now? Oh, I know, do nothing and I'm sure that "we'll be just fine." Same season that we make excuses for not needing an enforcer type of player. Same season that we turned what makes the MC the jungle, into the baby nursery. I know the Komets have turned things around nicely this year to maybe make it into the playoffs, not a guarantee yet. But can we actually compete with the best teams in this league now? I think lots of people are kidding themselves if they say yes. I think bottom line is that we want entertaining hockey in Fort Wayne that wins. I feel like in some respects we have all been cheated for whatever reason. Maybe I'm crazy. I know the names of lots of you who will say I am.
Hey Hit attendance at the last 2 home games was 6,800 and 6,500 about 1,000 off the normal for a Friday and Sunday contest. Heck the Friday game was against QC and one would think that 7,800 to 8,000 would have been there...Wonder why? Entertainment value lacking and that is where the extra 1,000 to 1,500 show up.
Littlejohn would have been a great addition. You know, if we hired a GM the Komets vets wouldn't have to make personel decisions.
Just to add a lil something. The attendance #'s go down a lil at this time of year gradually till we're only pulling in around 4000 nto 5000 fans come playoff time. Happens just about every year cause when the weather gets warmer there are more things to do around here. It would be nice to see some of the lines I used to have to stand in the first day tickets went on sale for the playoffs in the old days but thats hockey now. anybody else remember those lines that would rap all the way around the lower arena.
Lets get a clue guys. We are the minor league hockey version of the Chicago Cubs. Why spend money, when our loyal fans buy tickets. All the Franke Nations does is give us enough to hang on, while other teams(QC and MC) have money and players to improve.
Yes I do, remember the type of exciting players we used to have, too. People won't pay to see a mediocre team play a boring style of hockey. There are many other things to do. Only us idiots that are diehards will continue to go. We like the game and will take our chances that something fun may happen. I still think the best thing so far is Enema Man.
I missed the enema man, my son wanting to walk was more important..
Where does Scoops fall on this issue? Anyone seen or heard from him. I hope he is honest in his opinion. I'd bet he his finally ticked off too.
Rookie I am not sure that your statement is accurate. They Komets just won a cup a couple of years back. They were in the finals last year. They have gone from the sewer to a respectable competitive team this year. I don't think there is any comparison to the Cubs/Leafs and the Frankes. I am prepared to give Komets ownership the benefit of the doubt because they have proven that they not only care about this team but more often than not, make good hockey decisions.
ho hum lets get the first round out of the way so we can pay our season ticket money so the ks can operate in the summer and then we can hear the optimisim again about the toughness and speed that were gonna bring to camp and oh well , its all a vicious circle anyway. and since all the teams at our heels ,made moves, we may not even get to the ist round. i hope we do! go komets!
Hit Somebody, let me get you a tissue because you are crying river. You guys are so ungrateful and so spoiled it's unreal. I'm sure the players are reading this stuff and thinking, yeah, they sure have faith in us. Grow up all of you. My nephews behave much better than you guys. Nowhere in the Bible does it say the Fort Wayne Komets get to challenge for every title every year. Get some perspective on life.
I hope David Franke is reading this simply because I'm sure he never knew he had such a resource available. Who knew running a hockey club was so easy? Oh, you guys did.
I don't know why you guys even go to the games if you are so miserable. You obviously aren't enjoying them.
I'll come back to the discussion when the grownups show up.
Another thing, at the beginning of the season everyone was crying because the Komets made some trades. The whining was unreal. So why is now different? Do you only want to trade the players who aren't so popular? Yeah, that makes for a great team.
Yeah, I'm disappointed they weren't able to get some help today, but I know it wasn't because of a lack of interest or effort. Does anybody remember how Littlejohn cracked up against us in the playoffs last year? He was Missouri's worst player. He had one goal, one assist, was minus-5 with 16 penalty minutes. He cost them one game all by himself. Three years ago he had one goal in three games and that's it. Do you realize he has never made it out of the first round of the playoffs?
Don't you think the Komets know that?
Blake, you think this team not pulling off some kind of deal is ok? Why shouldn't we be a little bit upset. I would think the players would be too. What kind of statement does it send to the team when we are the only team in a playoff spot that did nothing, when we have arguably our best player of late out for 3-4 weeks or worse. If and when we make the playoffs, then what? We still have a team with holes. Say what you want. Call me every name in the book. It's my opinion. Not just my opinion either. Look at the other comments.
And no, the trades early on were expected. I'm actually surprised they didn't do more at the time. Mike Wiggins is going to remain a tough one to swallow, I'm still left clueless what that was about. I never once griped about any of those trades. I liked both of the popular players we traded, but I never complained when they were traded. I knew Virag would go. Danny surprised me, but I understood it. The one thing that people should realize is the job Greg has done with the hand is has been dealt. He should be coach of the year. You think Willet would have got any wins out of this team the way things started. Keep hating on me. Its what you do best.
I didn't specifically call you any names, I just said the whole group is spoiled, myself included. The Komets have pretty much always been competitive and they are again this year. We truly are.
So the question comes down to, Littlejohn sucks in the playoffs (6 goals and 8 points in 19 career games, including 3 goals and four points over his last 14 playoff games) and Beauregard quit on this team here three years ago so both of those are out. Who else would you have taken? Looking at what got moved, I don't think anything left was better than what the Komets already have. If that's the case, they were smart not to make any moves.
And don't forget, there are still going to be some waiver wire moves coming up as well. Have a little faith. Everyone screamed and cried when they got off to the rough start and they've played .700 hockey since. Give it a chance.
Keep generalizing all the other comments people make and just assume that I made them. I understand that I gripe alot. This has been a very frustrating season. I can't understand how we sit idle and do nothing at the trade deadline when everyone else somehow made sweet deals. I think what makes me mad is, I all ready paid my playoff tickets. At least they will role over into the season tickets. Then we can listen all summer how we are looking to bring in big tough forwards and defensemen to give the fans what they want like always.
Your right on the last part Blake. Maybe something will happen. We can only hope.
I think Justin and Blake are going to take us all out in the parking lot and kick our *&$ess. I'm a little scared of Justin. Blake, I don't know.
I wouldn't be scared of me either. Justin, you take them while I run and get help.
That was actually a post from Enema Man. My hero. Can you play forward? I bet you could go 5-hole with the best of them....or maybe 2-hole?
I think we're all 12 years old anyway.
That's Eneman to you. I do excel at bending over the rules to clear out cap space.
Here's a thought from something I saw on Justin's blog. Somebody was talking about how come we don't have a Bouchard or a Beauregard taken comfortably taken care of or some such. What do you think a Chaulk, St. Pierre, Drouin and Dupuis are. Oh, and Neumeier was only the defenseman of the year. I think the Komets veterans have as much individual talent as any group in the league.
WHY DONT THE FRANKES COME OUT AND SAY IT THAT THIS IS NOT OUR YEAR. THEY TOLD US COUNTLESS NUMBER OF TIMES THAT THIS TEAM CAN MAKE THE PLAYOFFS LIKE IT IS NOW. AFTER MARK SMITH LEAVES AND WHEN GUYS WERE GETTING HURT. THEY LIE TO US ALL THE TIME
I AM MAD THAT I BOUGHT TICKETS THIS WEEKEND I MIGHT HAVE WELL GONE TO A OPRA AT THE GRAND WAYNE CENTER. BUT MORE I THINK ABOUT IT WILL BE THE SAME A BUNCH OF GIRLS OUT ON THE ICE (STAGE) MAYBE A GUY (HAAHA)AND THE ALL ARE WEARING SKIRTS.
LETS JUST THROW IN THE TOWEL WERE DONE FOR
AND IT WILL BE BETTER FOR NEXT YEAR AND MORE STAR PLAYERS WONT GO DOWN.
HEY FRANKES THROW IN THE TOWEL SATURDAY NIGHT
PLEASE THIS HOCKEY IS BULL$***