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Posted in: Komets


Komet Warrior
Thu, 09/07/2006 - 3:12pm

OHIC Warrior Hockey Update


Komet Warrior
Thu, 09/07/2006 - 3:14pm

OHIC Warrior Hockey Update


Thu, 09/07/2006 - 4:39pm

ohic update ....harry freeze announced today he has traded young pitcher george ruth to the yankees in exchange for cash which will be used to finance a new play on broadway called no no nannette..more to follow.

Komet Warrior
Thu, 09/07/2006 - 5:51pm

Hey Chuckit you want to be in OHIC?

Tony E
Thu, 09/07/2006 - 5:55pm

Lol Bob. Maybe is was the stick that had the STOP sign on the end of it?
JM with all that toughness AND two of the Russians for parts of the year, they finished .500 and were bounced in round 1.
Of course it was all the fault of
Brad Purdie!! I still wonder if it was the hands of Jimmy Hoffa that tripped him everytime he crossed the blue line.

Thu, 09/07/2006 - 6:35pm

They were slower than even me that season.

Thu, 09/07/2006 - 7:05pm

noooooooooooo wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy jose

Jungle Monkey
Fri, 09/08/2006 - 3:51am

They were slower than you Blake? Isn't that taking some liberties with the truth?

Fri, 09/08/2006 - 4:30am

Roy probably could play a regular shift here in the UHL with the skill level, so maybe. He might even be considered a heavyweight.

Fri, 09/08/2006 - 5:56am

Are you kidding Greg? Roy would be the best player in this league.

Fri, 09/08/2006 - 6:07am

Please, oh Please Mark, I hope that's sarcasims.

Jungle Monkey
Fri, 09/08/2006 - 6:36am

I think the UHL's Elite Professional Hockey marketing scam is working.

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 09/08/2006 - 5:02pm


Lead Clown-----Dickie Brosal

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 09/08/2006 - 5:03pm

Oh where oh where has our Dickie Boy gone....oh where oh where could he be?

Fri, 09/08/2006 - 7:43pm

I think old Dickie Boy has gone to the mattresses with Galante. How is it that none of the members of the board of governers have asked for or requested an investigation into old Dickie and his dealings. Sounds to mee like the trash man has gotten into all of the owners pockets. or maybe only Mr. Brosal our great commissioner that has done such a great job for the league this year has paid them all off. I for one know that if i owned a team in this league and heard some of the Backdoor underhanded things That Dick and Cyro(however you spell it) talked about on a wiretap, Id want some answers. Sounds to fishy to me.

Komet Warrior
Sat, 09/09/2006 - 6:56am

OHIC Warrior Hockey Update


Rockford got a goalie and tough guy that I wanted!

Hit Somebody!!!
Sat, 09/09/2006 - 3:55pm

Funny how that whole thing has gone hush-hush and no one is talking about it. How do you get caught with your hand in the cookie jar and still keep your job as Commissioner? Just sweep it under the rug and hope that no one talks about it and we can market this crap called Elite Professional Hockey in which all of the Elite players keep jumping ship.

Hit Somebody!!!
Sat, 09/09/2006 - 4:07pm

UHL.....Unethical Hockey League????

Sat, 09/09/2006 - 6:45pm

uhl utterly hysterical league or unethical hockey leader or ultimate hoodlum league

Tony E
Sun, 09/10/2006 - 2:47am

I think you guys are going to be very suprised at what you see this year. Just because some "names" are leaving the league looking for more $$, what makes you think the new players coming in will not step up and become the stars of tommorow? Personally I would rather see the youth movement instead of the 30 somethings floating around trying to keep from working corporate full time. I might be wrong, who knows but I think fans will find this year to be refreshing.

Sun, 09/10/2006 - 6:29am

The thing is the owners plan of trying to "low ball" the players who will have no place to play come September is looking like it is going to blow up in their faces. These guys have agents and they talk, thus the players know what is going on. This is why some many players are heading to the CHL that was a step down from the UHL just a few years ago. If you could get equal money or close to it a year ago you would not give the CHL a second thought, but now the CHL seems like a better place to be. Things are changing and not for the best in this league.

Tony E
Sun, 09/10/2006 - 9:56am

It isn't a matter of low balling players as much as it is having to fit under a new cap. Why is everyone so sure that the players coming in will not be or become just as "good" as the players leaving? All of these vets were once 25 year old hockey players. Look at how well some of the college guys that have come to the Komets late in season have performed. This league will become filled with those type of players. Sure it isn't as "comfortable" not seeing Chaulk et all in the league. But the new talent will in the next few years become that next generation of stars.
Maybe almost as important, I believe across the board the UHL has as good a crop of coaches as it has ever had. I believe that the youth will thrive across the board because they are going to be coached properly.

Sun, 09/10/2006 - 4:08pm

no young guys are gonna come here until the league works to get some better working agreements with the ahl. they wont come here cause nobody will see them play. milam is an example, where is he? where are all of the college kids weve drafted over the years? wiggins is the only one i can think of whos still around and we booted him. im just afraid its gonna turn into a league full of third tier talent. it was great in the ihl when we were actualy seeing guys go up to the show or guys sent here by winnepeg or others. now we have to beg guys to come here at a small salary and i see not a lot of development.

Sun, 09/10/2006 - 6:43pm

Legitimate question to consider: Is it low-balling players at that point if you are offering what can fit under your budget; or is it low-balling now because they may have to accept a lower number when they might have been able to get a higher number if they had signed earlier? I bring this up because low-balling means you are purposely trying to undercut someone. Is that definition possible if you are honestly trying to stay within your budget? I'm just asking the question.

This might be one of those issues where it depends on which side you are on, the ownership or the player. Both may have legitimate points.

Jungle Monkey
Mon, 09/11/2006 - 3:10am

Is offering $5,000 for a new Corvette fair? That's what fits into my budget.

Mon, 09/11/2006 - 5:26am

Here's somethng else to think of. If these Rookies come in and do a great job, aren't they going to expect to get "paid", then when the owners says they can't pay because they can't fit the salary demands into their salary cap, won't these now "tweeners" go some place else such as the "CHL" or the "ECHL".

Jsut something to think about.

Mon, 09/11/2006 - 5:28am

Here's somethng else to think of. If these Rookies come in and do a great job, aren't they going to expect to get "paid", then when the owners says they can't pay because they can't fit the salary demands into their salary cap, won't these now "tweeners" go some place else such as the "CHL" or the "ECHL".

Jsut something to think about.

Tony E
Mon, 09/11/2006 - 9:27am

Greg sadly that is the way it goes when you are a AA minor league team. Think about it this way, if a player is satisfied being a AA player, especially a young player, I am not sure if I want him on my team. It is one thing to be a 30 year old and realize that is as far as you are going to get. But when you are 22-26 you still have dreams and hopes of advancing.
So yes, when a young player has a great season chances are both money wise and career wise he is going to move on. Really if he is good enough to move up, money shouldn't keep him here anyway.

Mon, 09/11/2006 - 9:52am

The other thing is that a UHL team could always drop a current player and re-write a rookie contract if it chose.

Mon, 09/11/2006 - 10:17am

Hope to actually have real honest hockey news within the next two days.