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Tailing the Komets

Notes and little news

According to Komets General Manager David Franke, the team expects to hear a decision tomorrow from center J.C. Ruid. If he decides to go elsewhere (I've heard Chicago), the Komets have a back-up plan in place for another veteran forward.

The deal is, Ruid is still considering going to Europe, and the Komets don't want to get stuck with another Mark Smith situation with a player leaving during the season.

* The players have started informal workouts at McMillen Park Ice Arena and will be out there every morning next week.

* The Komets won't say anything about whom they are getting from Hershey yet. What if that player makes the Bears? If he does, the Bears are committed to helping the Komets find another defenseman. Hershey does have a ton of rookies coming into camp.

* The Komets are not sendng anyone to camp with Hershey or Bridgeport. That was an option for a couple of players they were looking to sign, but they chose to sign elsewhere.

* At this time, it doesn't look like Komets coach Pat Bingham is going to attend any AHL training camps.

* Because the NHL has adopted it, the UHL is also adopting a new rule that allows a 3/4-inch curve on sticks compared the the previous 1/2-inch. The UHL will not be adopting the rule that allows the home team to choose whether to shoot first or second in the shootout, which I think would be huge since the road team shoots first and the team that scores first wins about 75 percent of the shootouts.

Posted in: Komets


Thu, 09/21/2006 - 1:15pm

Maybe I've missed it. But are the exhibition games still going to be held at McMillen on October 4 and 6?

Thu, 09/21/2006 - 1:22pm

I think the games are at the Coliseum, not sure why they wouldn't be.

Thu, 09/21/2006 - 1:24pm


Thu, 09/21/2006 - 1:35pm

I'm glad to hear that the UHL is adopting the 3/4 inch curve. I don't know why it hadn't been adopted by the NHL earlier if they were trying to make the game more offensive.
I deffently don't want to see Ruid jump ship like Smith did last year. I suppose you don't know or can't tell us who the other backup vet is, can you Blake? Will they bring this 9th vet into camp or not unless Ruid is out?
If a couple of the rookies we have now or well spoken of in Canada, why don't the Komets try to send them to Hershey's camp? I don't want Hershey to pick them up of course, but it would show that Ft Wayne is a place that rookies can go if they do want to move up in hockey. We'll need rookies for next season, make Ft. Wayne more appealing now.

Thu, 09/21/2006 - 1:57pm

C'mon DNL. Think about what you're asking. I tell you what I can and know. There's no way they would volunteer such information and let other teams know they are talking to someone. And why would the Komets take a chance on losing talent that they found? There are 7 or 8 fewer teams at the AA level, and even if there weren't there are plenty of rookies out there.

I personally think the thing about getting guys training camp opportunities is mostly hogwash. All players care about is the money just like anybody else in any other profession. True, Fort Wayne treats players very well, but if Flint offered $25 or $50 more per week, they'd be gone in a heartbeat. That's not being cynical, it's common sense.

Thu, 09/21/2006 - 2:01pm

Some of this stuff we just have to let play out.

Drop The Gloves!!!!!!
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 2:16pm

do u think the back up plan could be Michel Massie

I would like for them to try to sign David Beauregard

Thu, 09/21/2006 - 3:09pm

I sincerely doubt it. Last I heard, Michel had shoulder problems and was going back to school for business classes. DAB signed with Tulsa in the CHL.

Thu, 09/21/2006 - 3:42pm

Yeah, along with Mike Wiggins, and I think we are gonna be at the game against Youngstown to see them play in November!!

Rick Richardson
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 4:10pm

Will the Komet's games be transmitted on the "B2" network?

Thu, 09/21/2006 - 5:03pm

No, that has not changed.

Komet Warrior
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 5:35pm

I want Ruid to be a KOMET since he is a good player and scores lots of goals MAN. Franke will here from ME at the Komet hockey games if he doesn not get him!

Thu, 09/21/2006 - 5:35pm

I thought I saw somewhere that Jamie Milan signed in the ECHL with Gwinnett in Geogia.

Komet Warrior
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 5:42pm

OHIC Warrior Hockey Update

My brother told ME that Big Snake was at Rocford this year does anyone now?

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 6:02pm

Your brother would be correct, kind of. He is on a 2-way contract with Rockford and Milwaukee of the AHL, MAN!

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 6:04pm

I bet the Frankes just filled their pants and are on their phones trying to sweeten the deal with Ruid. They wouldn't want to hear from KW this season that is for sure, MAN!

Thu, 09/21/2006 - 6:11pm

Neither do we....

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 6:12pm

Blake, whatever you do, please don't adopt that crappy setup that Cohn has on his blog site. Not only is the print hard on the eyes, so is that awful picture that is glaring at me....YIKES! LOL

Thu, 09/21/2006 - 6:13pm

Oh, I'll bet not. KW would you like them to sign him and then see him leave halfway through the year? Give them credit for being smart and patient so far. Truthfully, I don't think Big Snake scares them.

Also, I thought we were done with the OHIC updates.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 6:14pm

BIG SNAKES scare me.....alot!!!!!!!!

Drop The Gloves!!!!!!
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 6:19pm

hey hit what kind of BIG SNAKES scare you the most. mine is the rattler!!!

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 6:23pm


Drop The Gloves!!!!!!
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 6:24pm

Hit i am all for your last one too he scares me to death i shake in my boots

Drop The Gloves!!!!!!
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 6:25pm

better he is so scary he make GQ move!!!!!!

Tony E
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 6:36pm

Maybe Tim Fingerhut is looking for a place to play this year.

Thu, 09/21/2006 - 6:36pm

Has anyone seen Big Snakes on a Plane?

Thu, 09/21/2006 - 6:37pm

Good one Nicko!

Tony E
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 6:39pm

Talk about a overhyped movie that bombed FAST.

Komet Warrior
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 7:22pm

Blakes I was not in town for a week vacation so I got LOTS of caching up to do MAN!

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 7:46pm

I'd like to see the Komets sign Jake the Snake Roberts to fight Robin Big Snake....that name Big Snake still to this day makes me laugh. Big Snake!!!!! LOL