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Tailing the Komets

Nothing yet on Ruid

Komets General Manager David Franke said today he's continuing to talk with forward J.C. Ruid, but there's no news as yet.

``I don't expect to get a decision from him until probably the end of the week,'' Franke said. ``I think we are getting closer.''

The Komets open training camp Oct. 2 at the Memorial Coliseum. Their schedule for first few days goes Monday 2-5 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to Noon; Thurday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to Noon.

Franke said he expects to announce more rookies added to the roster next week and expects around 30 players to be in camp. The Komets currently have 22 under contract.

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Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/19/2006 - 5:37pm

So, Ruid or nothing at this point? If they don't pull off the Ruid deal, then what? How would they bolster that #2 line with another scoring threat?

Tue, 09/19/2006 - 6:07pm

Dumb question, but is the traing camp open to the public? Can you just show up and go in?

Tue, 09/19/2006 - 6:08pm

Sorry, "training camp"

Tue, 09/19/2006 - 6:11pm

Actually, they are very, very high on some of the rookies who are coming in, and they are starting to get more calls from players who got to ECHL camps and realized they were way over-stocked. More than ever, this year some studs are going to fall into teams' laps.

Training camp has always been open to the public. The problem is that there are no rosters or anything so it's kind of hard to determine who is who out there.

But it's always interesting.

Tue, 09/19/2006 - 6:28pm

Blake did either Dave Franke or Pat Bingham say who are some of the rookies to watch out for in camp?

Tue, 09/19/2006 - 6:49pm

its amazing but theres actually a guy who lives in busco whose name is justin blake. are you one person ?

Tue, 09/19/2006 - 6:51pm

Not yet. I'll have more on that next week. I know the players from UP NORTH are big on Martin Gascon and Jean-Simon Richard.

Tue, 09/19/2006 - 6:52pm

Please, no love child jokes. Or did I just make one.

I'll bet he's a heckova good looking man. Probalby rich and very talented too.

Tue, 09/19/2006 - 7:54pm

Anyone have any guesses on which dman from Hershey will be with the Komets. All the Dmen they have listed look really good.

Tue, 09/19/2006 - 8:01pm

Is it true that if it is Donny Grover we will need to get his rights from Flint? I know Flint picked him up in the draft, but I don't know if they still qualify as owning his rights or not.

Tue, 09/19/2006 - 8:16pm

They do.

Tue, 09/19/2006 - 8:29pm

According to Quad City, Grover was traded to the Trashers last year because he wanted to be closer to home. I wonder if Ft Wayne is too far for comfort? So I'm not just spreading rumors, here is a link http://www.sportzdomain.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=35879

Tue, 09/19/2006 - 8:39pm

I beleive as far as training camp open to the public, it is open as long as the seesions are at McMillen. The last few years (about the time of the expansion) if it is at the Coliseum, it has NOT been open to the public. Something about a liability thing, either that or they can't find a way to charge for parking. :(

Wed, 09/20/2006 - 4:46am

If the K's get Ruid great if not no big deal. Blake said it, there should be players falling from the AHL and ECHL so the K's may be able to pick up some tweeners or another vet.

Wed, 09/20/2006 - 5:05am

If not Grover, it would probably be Tyler Sloan.

Wed, 09/20/2006 - 5:46am

Yeah, I e-mailed Brown of the coliseum and he said that training camp is closed due to liability reasons. Which I understand, but it still sucks.

Wed, 09/20/2006 - 6:24am

Are they still going to renovate the locker rooms at the Coliseum this year?

Wed, 09/20/2006 - 7:33am

Here is an interesting article on the way Rockford's team is shaping up.

Wed, 09/20/2006 - 7:48am

Hi, I'm a guy from what you call "up north"(not a player but I'm from Quebec) and I fell on this forum by mistake but when I saw Martin Gascon's name I kept reading and I thought I could tell you more about him.

I can assure you that if there is one rookie to watch it will be Martin Gascon. In his last junior year he scored 146 points(57 goals) in 53 games before adding 37 more in 17 playoffs games in the Quebec Junior A league. His University stats arent amazing but if you know the eastern college league in Canada you know his stats arent bad at all. You only play 28 games in one year and if you get 1 point/game it is considered good.

He has a vision on the ice like not many have and he'll create plays out of nothing. Not a big guy but he is fast and smart. He's also a Power Play specialist as he can make very creative plays.

I'm not saying he will turn this team around and take your team to the championship but he will be a very good addition to the team.

Wed, 09/20/2006 - 8:05am

thanks for the input Mike.
Just found out for sure that training camp sessions are closed to the public.

Wed, 09/20/2006 - 9:23am

Good info Mike, Thanks A lot:-)

Drop The Gloves!!!!!!
Wed, 09/20/2006 - 3:59pm

here is a story that will open a can of worms again. sorry blake

Drop The Gloves!!!!!!
Wed, 09/20/2006 - 5:07pm