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More on Ruid

According to coach Pat Bingham, Ruid is expected to be here the entire season.

``We dug in,'' Bingham said. ``We felt strongly that he needed to make a commitment to us, that outside of the AHL, this is the best place in North America to play. This is a proud organization and a successful one with the support of the community and the fans. He understood that.

``Call me old-fashioned, but I've coached J.C. for four years, and we broke off negotiations last week because we stood firm. There's no gray area here, and he knows that. He knows this deal is for the full year, and he has given his word. He brought up the possibility he had for going to Europe in the first place, and I give him a lot of credit for that. He didn't have to do that but he was up front with us all the way.''

From J.C. Ruid

Regarding Europe: ``That's done. The deal was I just needed a little more time to think things through. I had talked with them (the Komets) a couple of years ago and things didn't work out, and I probably didn't make it clear enough this time that I just needed a little more time to think about it. This definitely wasn't the easiest decision, but I'm thrilled with it now that it is finished.''

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Thu, 09/28/2006 - 1:53pm

Its good to know Ruid was being honest. Now that he's signed Welcome aboard!


Thu, 09/28/2006 - 2:02pm

why does this make me nervous!?!

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 2:04pm

It shouldn't Brandon, Coach Bingham coached him for 4 years, he said his word is golden...lets not worry about what could happen, lets just enjoy what we have...


Thu, 09/28/2006 - 2:12pm

Now we can dump Miller.

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 2:32pm

I don't see us dumping Miller.

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 2:36pm

Won't be dumping Miller.

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 2:46pm

I say dump Hukalo! Im not sure if he is a veteran or not, but I say dump him anyways

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 2:52pm

Hukalo is not a vetran

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 4:15pm

i still dont see anything wrong with miller...he could be a spark plug like massie was under the right guidabce....

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 4:15pm


Thu, 09/28/2006 - 4:45pm

Go KOMETS! Sounds like our team will be awesome this year! KELLY MILLER STAYS! I think we need to see how others perform before we say anyone should be gone. Stats look good on paper, but as we saw last year some did not produce as the stats show.

GO KOMETS!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 5:26pm

Definetely keep Kelly; Also welcome to Ft. Wayne J.C.

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 5:32pm

Dump miller. Blake, why do you keep saying they won't cut miller? He seems to be the worst veteran we have.

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 5:39pm

Maybe they don't think so. Neither do I.

Tony E
Thu, 09/28/2006 - 5:45pm

Folks, you don't "dump" anyone at this point. You have training camp and the best will earn their way on the team.

Tony E
Thu, 09/28/2006 - 5:46pm

And how can anyone compare Miller to some vets who most of you have only seen "on paper"?

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 5:49pm

dont worry about the vets dumping miller, you have to be aware of some rookie who can do the same thing kelly can, and he can come a lot cheaper!

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 5:53pm

Great, here we go again...


Thu, 09/28/2006 - 5:56pm

Oh.... my... Lord.... Now you have done it. You've gone and forced Jungle Monkey to be the voice of reason. Run for your lives!

Tony E
Thu, 09/28/2006 - 6:14pm

I will say this on Miller and this of course is just my opinion but I could see him taking a few shifts on defence.

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 6:18pm

Don't worry Blake, I have no intention of making a habit of it.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 09/28/2006 - 6:37pm

Would you all just Relax before Scoops whips out a number 7 on all of you!!!!

This Miller vs. the Veteran debate is old and stupid. He is a great asset to this team and should be kept. Get over it.

Thu, 09/28/2006 - 7:17pm

People always get hurt and need a break. I don't see how carrying 8 vets is going to be bad thing at this point. And I agree...you don't dump Miller.

Fri, 09/29/2006 - 4:47am

I don't see Miller on Defense, but I do see Miller as a very key role player and probably one of our best penatly killers with Hukalo. I think Miller should stay.

Fri, 09/29/2006 - 8:03pm

as far as miller goes., the other five vets at forward can put the biscuit in the net alot more than he can, and if they find a couple rookies who can play the kill and hustle just the same, you know miller will be gone. dont get me wrong, i like the guy and couldnt believe it when we got rid of him the first time. but reality is reality when you have a hard cap.

Fri, 09/29/2006 - 10:15pm

I'll call that bet and see you $25. I think Miller will stick. I'm not sure he's the vet who could be in trouble...

Sat, 09/30/2006 - 5:37pm

the only vet who could be in trouble is the rusky, who seems to not be able to play a whole season, but thats why an extra vet will help. but i still think that if a rookie or a tweener shows the same penalty kill skills and the hustle then maybe miller will be in jepordy>