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Tailing the Komets

Let the sniping begin

Posted in: Komets


Scared out of my mind
Tue, 03/14/2006 - 7:48pm

Oprah is going to be in Fort Wayne? I love her talk show.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:28pm

Are you peeping his blog, too? He was peeping you last night, now you peeping him? We need to keep a better eye on the two of you.

Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:30pm

Blake quick question for you if the K's were not interested in bringing in a Vet and you pointed out the points about Littlejohn, but explain to me why the K's did inquire about Littlejohn? To me I love the passion that people have here pro or con it just shows why this hockey club is important part of Fort Wayne. I am not sure that could be said about any other team in this league.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:31pm

SCOOPS!!!!! Are you in the house or what man? You are missing all the fun tonight.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:33pm

David, is passionate a code word for "Hit Somebody is a jerk?" At least I am entertaining, or maybe you all call it something else. Happy thoughts.

Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:34pm

Blake, you just made a comment about DAB quitting on the team three years ago. What did you mean by that?
Also i had supper with Rob G. and David H. they are both very nice guys. I talked to both about this blog,nether one new about it.But Rob did say that he does hear the boo birds.also FTW is a tough town to play for. So maybe this is why some of the other big name players don't want to come here.Maybe is not the Frankes fault.
With all that has been said, I still will be at all the game till the very end,and ill be back next year. (I am a vet. way over 300 games. I will NOT be traded to any other team......)

Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:34pm

Scoops is icing his elbow oh wait just saw a blip on ESPN, Scoops has been traded to Roanoke for a player to be name later and cash...

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:38pm

Damn, we lost scoops too? Where does it end? Who did we get for him? Wiggins? oh, that is why we got Enema Man. Makes sense now. Enema Man will get traded to Flint, crappiest town in the league.

Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:39pm

Not at all Hit, I am with you man. I love it and I like to read others thoughts. I was one of the first to start my rant about Littlejohn and our failure to sit and do nothing. If I were king for a day I would have not at all been afraid to deal a Vet and I mean anyone one of them. I say that because for most part that is the only value we had in terms of trades..

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:46pm

I'm glad you got my back man, you are the only one. Are you Enema Man?

I guess what it boils down to for me. I do expect alot out of this team. I like it when we kick the other teams butts. I miss the old time hockey and the Jungle. When the buzz of the crowd gets crazy loud when we score, or when we drop the mitts. Things aren't the same this year. I hate to go to the games and feel bored. Komet hockey should be the hottest ticket in town. We should be able to go to the games and at least see some excitement, even if we don't win. I can remember 3 games this year that got me excited. I do have some favorite players on this team believe it or not. I like Kelly Miller, Chaulk, Goodwin, Guy, Carpentier, and some others. I didn't like Galbraith at first, now I can't get enough of him. I wish he was allowed to let it rip on the ice a little more though. It would be fun to see. I'm glad we have a team. Just want more always, I guess. I feel guilty for saying that.

Tony E
Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:55pm

I don't want to get everyone upset here but gheesh...I would kill as a Leafs fan to have the success the Komets have had!! Do you know that they have not been to the finals since 1967? Do you know that they sell out every game, every year before the season even starts and that you are lucky to get a standing room ticket for $80? Talk about blind loyalty. I would kill to have had the cup Championships and runs to the finals that I have never seen in my lifetime as a Leafs fan (born in 73) Fort Wayne has one of the most stable, well run franchises in all of minor league sports. You have a great Arena, very reasonable ticket prices and heck, the one year in the last many that they didn't make the playoffs, they still had a winning record!! Other teams are not going to just give us their best players. Also as far as Wiggins goes, he had his chance here and didn't produce. A change of scenery and now he is producing. It happens folks. Was it a mistake letting him go? Maybe but even the best general managers make mistakes. That is sports. If the Komets made the perfect moves every time, we would have twenty 50 goal scorers and two goalies capable of winning 40 games, and nobody would bother playing us because they would just bow down to our awesomeness (is that a word?)
This is sports, you have good years and bad years. Oh wait, when was the last bad year here? I think it was when I was living down there in the mid 90's when I had to vomit through ex Leaf Peter Ing who haunted me for both of my favorite teams.
I am going to end my rant now by saying that the Komets management could have let this season go in the tank but they didn't. We all questioned the revolving door at the begining of the season but it revolved because they would not give up until they got the players in here that they wanted. Look what happened! The season turned around. So now they lost a couple of games with 4 players out of the lineup. IT HAPPENS!!!! They are still in a solid playoff position and when healthy are one of the better teams in the league.
The Frankes have given us years of competitive winning hockey. It is time to give them a break and the benefit of the doubt.
I am putting on my bullet proof vest. Fire away!!

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:59pm

Your right.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 03/14/2006 - 9:00pm

I mean...You are right.

Or your left..no...you are correct.

Tue, 03/14/2006 - 9:00pm

What did I think hit....Personally, I don't care. Honestly though it sure looks like the teams that improved the most in my opinion was Quad City and Danbury. Quad City is behind us so as long as we worry about what we do and take care of business, they cannot catch us. There is 2 big games in Quad City later this year that could put the nail in the coffin for a seed for either of us or make up any ground one of us may lose. Second, we do not play Danbury again so lets finish the season before we worry about what the guys in the East are doing.

Next, like what Blake and Justin said....what are we going to trade? The two biggest guys people are all up in arms about are DAB and Littlejohn. Both vets, and the management team said from the beginning they were not dealing for vets. So no, I was not disappointed, just surprised they got Littlejohn for so little (no pun intended). The guys we value (including Guinn mind you) are what other teams would also covet so making a trade for the sake of trading would only hurt us more than help us. The rest of the cast of characters is partially made up of other people's dumps so if they were considered that valueable....they could of been sought long ago for free. Personally...I wouldn't of traded for then either, no offense.
The best team we can assemble this year at the trade deadline is what we have in the locker room now. Once we get Hunter, Druin, Galbraith, and Goodwin back in the fold....that is fine by me this season. That is what should be the focus...not trying to pass anyone, but to maintain and get healthy.
I am not saying this has been a great season of scouting for fillers and making roster moves but it is what it is this season. Live and learn. It doesn't do one bit of good to get on here and ask for the Frankes to tell the general public "we're done". How stupid and unrealistic is that? Would you tell your own kid you hate them?

Some of you guys a really classless. Please stay home and watch March madness this weekend. I'd much rather sit around a bunch of people attending their first game (as irritating as that can be sometimes) than sit around a bunch of whiners and pessimistic people yelling some of the most moronic comments ever heard.

Its going to be a bumpy road till the end, no question. That is no reason to lose optimism because quite frankly its about all we have. Get behind your team so they can in turn get behind you. Being told you can't is what kind of motivation this team needs to get through this stretch.

Its not the size of the dogs in the fight but rather the size of the fight in the dog that matters.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 03/14/2006 - 9:03pm

Maybe I could of said it alot easier earlier tonight and not have went crazy on two blog sites.

Here it goes. Wish we made some kind of move to improve our team. That's all. I want the guys to win. The grass is always greener on the otherside of the fence. What?

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 03/14/2006 - 9:13pm

Scoops in the house. Ok, I hear you. Don't judge a book by its cover though. I only post this stupid crap on here to vent. I am actually very calm and reserve at the games. It's the guys around me you hear. This is actually just a form of entertainment in a way. Not to be taken so seriously. I am glad though that you finally got on here tonight. We've been looking for you for hours. I do have some gripes about this seasons entertainment value. I just blow it all out of proportion. I am guilty as charged. I do like yelling at you at the games. I, my daughter, and about 8,000 of my closest friends all yelling: SCCOOOPPPSSS!

Tue, 03/14/2006 - 9:39pm

Hmm... now that Scoops is here, and all is well once again in Hit Somebody's world, I think it's about time for a commercial break....

Yes, it's that time once again to be reminded about the Komets Booster Club. http://www.kometsboosterclub.com Join! Our next meeting is this Saturday before the game!

Okay. Commercial break is over. You all can go back to your "passionate" discussions about Enema Man or... whatever it is you guys were talking about... ;-)

Tue, 03/14/2006 - 11:52pm

Tony I'm glad to hear your a Leafs fan as well....it's so hard sometimes cheering for Toronto. It's been the same old 'we'll get 'em next year' routine since I knew what hockey was. Now I know there is someone else in the area who can share my pain. But it could be worse, it could be Ottawa...

Wed, 03/15/2006 - 1:52am

I'm probably going to get blasted for this but oh well. I'm not trying to start anything or piss anyone off, I'm just stating an observation. And I'll put this out there now, not that it really matters, but I'm a STH also for the last 13 years. So this includes me too.

A very common and IMO over-used statement in sports is the old "I'm a season ticket holder, I pay their salaries...blah blah blah." but have you ever thought about what YOUR season tickets really pay for? Say a STH pays $600 for 1 seat. (The maximum for the Komets is $575 if I remember right)the colisuem gets $.50 per ticket for arena clean up fees. multiply that by 38 home games and the colisuem gets $19 from each seat. that leaves the Komets $581. The Komets have 22 guys they have to pay right now. (this includes Jarram and Patten) So take that $581 and divide that between the 22 guys. That comes out to a one-time payment of $26.41 to each player. That's enough to fill up their gas tank once if they're lucky.

Now this doesn't include concessions or parking or the souvinir(sp?) stands. Frankly because i don't know how much they get from each one. This is just the payment for your one seat. When you put it into perspective of how many players come through here each year, how much players make each year, staff costs, medical costs, travel costs and everything else the Frankes have to pay for to have a team, your $600 doesn't even make a fraction of a dent when it comes to paying the bills.

All of these numbers came from the komet website for Season tickets so if anything is off, it's not my fault. This is just something i was curious about and found the outcome a little funny. Especially since i pay $350 for my tickets and I can't even fill up the players' tanks once.

Jungle Monkey
Wed, 03/15/2006 - 6:40am

Blake you seem to be a very passionate apologist for the Frankes. Why is that? I have seldom read anywhere that you have questioned them. It seems like you are blasting the fans on your blog often. Just curious about your point of view.

Wed, 03/15/2006 - 10:50am

I'm okay with the Komet's standing pat. I didn't see that much more talent in what was traded than what we have now. The key is to get something without giving up something and I think in the case of this year anything would be a wash. So why not keep what you have since they have played with each other for a while instead of once again messing up the chemistry of the team near the end of the season.

P.S. anybody got any comments on the cheers and jeers section where Ian Boyce ripped the Komets and the Twister?

Wed, 03/15/2006 - 11:18am

Well, Well, Well....while I was out of town for awhile did we have a vote on who decided what was classless, moronic, or pessemistic??? I thought this blog was for people to express thier views both positive and negative. I think alot of times everyone is one the same page; but they all just have different ways of expressing them. I had a disagreement with Dippin earlier in the year about Jorde I think (not sure) and found out we were'nt too far apart. At the same time I was jumped for my comments by a couple of others and now those comments are ok as long as they are broad and generalized. I am firmly camped on my side of the fence and enjoy reading others views even though I may not agree with all of them. I'll say again check the posted name and skip it if you dont like it...

Wed, 03/15/2006 - 11:57am

In November and December, this team wasn't going to make the playoffs. For whatever reason, the roster that included Wiggins, Virag, and Stewart took longer to gel than expected. That's OK. I'd much rather have a team playing well towards the end of the season than at the start anyway.
Does anyone remember what happened in the 01-02 season? We won something like 10 straight to start the year and then played .500 hockey the rest of the way and missed the playoffs.
I'm not saying it will happen this year, but in years the Komets get off to slow starts, they have extended playoff runs - 02-03, 92-93, 85-86, 77-78, 72-73 all ended with runs to the semi-finals, finals, or with cup wins.
When we get Goodwin, Drouin, Hunter, and Galbraith back, we will be a team to be reckoned with.

Charlie I
Wed, 03/15/2006 - 9:51pm

Hit wanted to let you know I am with you all the way but the wife told me I can't post anymore cause I get so angry sometimes at certain people. If I typed what I wanted half the time the hate emails will begin again and I would be kicked out of a certain group and probrably out of here...lol. I will say too that you are somtimes more entertaining than some of the games.

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 03/15/2006 - 10:07pm

Thanks Charlie, now I have 2 on my side.(David too) We three can now play the first line for Roanoke. If any of us score 30 goals, will it be because we play on a bad team, or because we weren't good enough to play for the Komets even though we have 30 goals against the same teams they play, like uh...Mike Wiggins. Funny how we are in a holding pattern waiting for a Junior or College guy to take us to the next level when we got that guy last year and let him go this year for what? Matt Kenny. That worked out nicely. Just blowing off, don't get excited guys. I am just entertaining again. That's what Blake pays me for. By the By, where's my check. I know I took us over the salary cap, but you can at least pay me on time.

Charlie I
Wed, 03/15/2006 - 10:24pm

If a Brendan Tedstone can play in this league I am sure the 3 of us could play. I can't score but let me throw my gloves off and have some fun. I sure as heck can skate better than Tommy Bolduc.

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 03/15/2006 - 10:37pm

I know this is going to get Cohn all T'ed off, but have you looked at his site today. He has went from lecturing everyone on not doubting what the mgmt. has done this year and that we have a great team now and should be excited about the playoffs...now when everyone is being optimistic about our chances after his and Blake's encouraging and ranting on the issue, he says that he doesn't think the Komets have a shot at all at the cup, that they may win a round or two. I think we get played on both sided of the issues sometimes no matter what the tone is on here, don't you. First they rant on you not to have a passionate thought, then they tell you not to get too excited after they have beat you down to agree things are all right. I could go back and forth constantly and get crap both ways. Kind of like Enema Man does, you know back and forth and the crap thing. I will no doubt get blasted for that opinion too. You are right about one thing though, don't ever point anything out bad about certain players that everyone else is touchy about. Guys can make 10 bad plays, and then make one open ice hit and everyone only remembers that one hit and references that over and over. Kind of funny. I am not saying that I don't like our players at all. It just is funny.