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Tailing the Komets

No conspiracy theories, please

It has nothing to do with who has a better shot to make the team.

According to David Franke, there's a simple reason why some of the players had nameplates and others did not. The Komets didn't find out until over the weekend that Dayton would have to wear its home uniforms for the game. The Komets do not have a road exhibition uniform so they scrambled to use their regular road jerseys. For players who signed earlier in the summer, the road jerseys came in with nameplates on them, but the guys who signed later in the summer, like within the last two weeks, did not have nameplates on them and there was not enough time to get them on. They also had to take the nameplate off Hukalo's jersey so Jeff Wheeler could wear it. They basically had to come up with eight blank jerseys in a hurry.

Also, Travis Whitehead has been released by Norfolk and is on his way to Toronto to pick up his stuff and head to Fort Wayne. He might be here by Sunday.

Posted in: Komets


Thu, 10/08/2009 - 1:38pm

This is good news for Komets fans. Whitehead must have talent to survive this long at Norfolk in the AHL. A skilled player coming to Fort Wayne is perfect right now.

Blueline Baby
Thu, 10/08/2009 - 5:07pm

Good for us, but I'm sad for him to be let go from there. Well, he will love it here. Most players do!!

Thu, 10/08/2009 - 5:44pm

That's great to hear that he is coming here. I've heard nothing but good things about the talent he can/will bring to the team. I also had a bit of sense talked into me by one of the hockey experts that sits next to me about the goalies. I made the comment about how I thought Sims looked pretty shaky and he reminded me to also look at the situations and to think about what the other players were doing on the ice. In other words, was he screened by either the other team's players or even his own, and were the goals even his fault. I know some out there will say "It's the goalie's job to block them no matter what." While this may be true, even the NHL goalies let them get past them when there are traffic jams and missed coverages by the defensemen. Just a little food for thought. I did notice the team didn't look very Komets-like as far as helping out the guy in the net.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 10/08/2009 - 6:37pm

Great news that Whitehead is headed to Fort Wayne.

The Komets are loaded. Some of the guys we saw last night, Whitehead, added to the guys we all ready know....looks like an equation for another great season.

I hope Big Snake is in town tomorrow night, and playing against Big Bad Brad MacMillan. I am getting pumped up.