You can click on the picture to see a larger size. The netting is remarkably different.
Anything would be better than that basketball net thickness that we had before!! :)
Yup, that's what I saw. :S
You'll have to excuse me if, as an amateur photographer, I'm not impressed.
Blake: How far around do these go on the sides? Is it just into those corner sections, or does it stretch over to the actual sides of the ice?
It goes to the corners this time around is like the netting used in NHL arenas.
On another topic, Bloomington added lots more beef...
Check out Derek Parker....he had 500+ PIM 2 seasons one in the LNAH and one in the CHL. He is a beast!!! Beating up Turdball in this video, and also pasted his stats.
He and Turdball must like each other, there are a couple other videos of them fighting. Not sure I'd agree that Parker really dominated any of those fights though. I agree with something I've often heard, the big guys aren't hardly ever the best fighters. I'd rather have a quick, agile, small guy who can do other things, along with fighting, on our roster. I've always thought our little guys have been much better fighters than any of our big guys. I don't know how many times I saw Henley get into it and get one or two swings in to the little guy's 20. They are just so big and slow. Who would you take from the past, Morrency or Henley? OK, so I was always a Morrency fan and I'm biased. Maybe I am just a sucker for the underdog...
And thanks for the info on the nets Hit
I'd take Fletcher and Bezeau......Just my opinion though.
Hit--Both very good fighters, Pound for pound I'll take Dale Baldwin & Robbie Laird. The more someone hit them the tougher they became. (Street Fighters) They didn't start to many but they for sure finished them.
Baldwin and Laird were great, I would also throw in Salvucci and a guy who never seemed to have to go to much; but when he did scared the bejeepers out of me in the stands in John Hillworth....
I'll second what JR said.
No, I'm not Steve, just a fan as a kid in the 80s...
Loved Hillworth and Mike Greeder from Toledo going at it. (Ah, Toledo...my all time favorite sports sign: "Flush twice, it's a long way to Toledo!")
The puck drops in 36 hours!
I never got to see Fletcher play, I've just heard the legends...
RK- Those are not rumors they are all true. He ended one cementhead's career -Toporoski. what a idiot he was! I do not believe there is was even one instigation penalty ever called on "Fletch". But, he sure could finish them.
Dschebig: I did not say they were rumors, but legends. Rumors are negative things people spread, legends are acts of greatness. Fletcher still lives and works on the northeast side of town, or at least he did. I saw him a few times on the job.
Gotta agree with Dschebig - Give me Robo, Baldy or Sal anyday and throw in a Dave Norris or D'Arcy Keating. Now you're talking tough stuff!
RK- My bad! You are right on. You got my point I think. "Fletch" is a living legend and a very nice one.
Like I said, I'm sorry he played before my introduction into hockey. I got a late start. However, I've never heard anyone say anything bad about him who watched him play. Never have really known anyone who knew him in person though.
RK-- You do now! He is a classy guy. He still always takes time for the kids. He is just the kind of guy every parent would like to have for a son. In addition his blood is orange and black. That my friend is why his number hangs in the rafters. Make sure your do not miss opening night when they introduce the legends. His ovation will be one of the loudest if not the loudest.
I liked Kaminski & Bawa
Give me Cal Purinton and Chick Balon. Give me Bob Fitchner. Cal was intense. The other two were skill players who could throw 'em.
You know what I just realized? All three of those players played on my favorite Komet team of all time. The 1972-73 Turner Cup Champions. That team featured two of the most skilled and smoothest players I've ever seen in a Komets' uniform- Brian Walker and Jim Hrycuik.
RK: Fletch sometimes sits in lower 209, I think? He is an awesome guy. We see him at his job often, and he never fails to talk hockey with my little boy. When we first saw him there, and I told Jason who he was, he did not believe me, so I went up to Fletch and asked him if he would tell my son that he was THE Steve Fletcher from the Komets (the kid had heard a story or two from me about the guy). He obliged, and laughed and told me that even his own kids did not believe he played for the Komets until he showed them pictures! LOL He is my favorite former Komet of all time. I went to a few games in the 90's, then stopped going (why?, why, why?!), now am a huge fan again, so I missed so many years myself.
Sorry I got everyone off topic slightly.
I still would take Fletcher and Bezeau as my one-two punch. One as the ultimate heavy-weight, and the other as the ultimate crazy psycho not afraid of anything, did I mention he was crazy?
Mark21 you going to be at the game, haven't seen you much this summer! Run into my daughter (wife) lately?
It's ok, Hit, we're still on the topic of the K's, so it's all good! ;)