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Next Friday's practices

As many of you know, training camp practices at Memorial Coliseum are closed to the public next week. BUT, next Friday the 14th, the 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. practices will be held at Lutheran Health Sports (Canlan) before the team takes off for the exhibition game in Dayton. Those two practices are open to the public.

Also, the Komets are still looking for the third goaltender for camp. Because there are so many goaltenders, good goaltenders, available, they aren't sweating it too much. They figure they have a very solid base to start from with Nick Boucher and Kevin Beech. Tyler Sims will also be helping out in training camp some, but is not part of the training camp roster.

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Wed, 10/05/2011 - 2:52pm

Did the 3rd goaltender referenced earlier in the week back out? I remember reading there was supposed to be an anouncement today.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 6:20pm

The season hasnt even started yet and there's been ANOTHER ownership change in Bloomington...


Wed, 10/05/2011 - 6:20pm

Tyler Sims....equipment manager...? Water boy? Is that what "helping out in training camp" means? LOL...I am kidding....

Blake Sebring
Wed, 10/05/2011 - 7:20pm

Getting Brad Lund in Bloomington would be huge. He's the one guy who might be able to stabilize the entire operation.

Blake Sebring
Wed, 10/05/2011 - 7:23pm

But a $2 million budget sounds awfully short.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 7:58pm

When the Komets operate on a $5 million budget.. I'd say so.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 8:36pm

Lund is a great hire for Bloomington, he has a proven track record. Will he be able to do magic on a shoestring budget tho?

Bloomington fans deserve better than this mess. I just hope the Blaze are able to do enough patch jobs to make it thru the season

Blake Sebring
Wed, 10/05/2011 - 8:39pm

I see what you are saying GM, but the fans have never really supported the team, either. Last year they made the playoffs and didn't really increase attendance. You get what you pay for. I really think the death of Rob Guinn really hurt that franchise. All the other crap hasn't helped, either. That's a bad team with a lousy lease that really limits what owners can do, which is why there have been so many of them.

Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:28am

Blake, your comment, " I see what you are saying GM, but the fans have never really supported the team, either", may be true.

However the Bloomington fans have never been given much to "cheer" about. Oh sure, the die-hard hockey fans will probably show up for a while. Still failure after failure in terms of wins-losses, playoff appearences, owner changes, and continual bad publicity regarding lease problems has most likely turned most potential fans away.

Sometimes people are going to tire of the "drama" these problems present. It would be easier to take the path of least resistance and just stand back, do nothing, and see if the organization can climb out of the hole on its own. It seems, so far in their short history, that the more they try to correct things, the more things get messed up A self-fullfilling prophecy has ocurred and it may be too late even, if finally, this is the right move.

A smaller version of the same thing has happened in Quad City. Howard Cornfeld was the GM at the time and they were a powerhouse with him at the helm. He left, there were numerous ownership changes, and soon the franchise embraced mediocrity. The fans fell away, the AHL experiment brought some excitement but became a joke because of Calgary, and the franchise hasn't recovered. Remember?