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Tailing the Komets

Reiter signs

The Komets announced Tuesday that goaltender Kevin Reiter has agreed to terms and has been added to the 2010-11 preseason roster.

Reiter, 29, will be returning to the Komets for his second stint after collecting the 2008 Huber Trophy and Turner Cup Championship with the Komets. Reiter registered a career high 32 wins in the Fort Wayne nets during 2007-08 while posting a 2.34 goals-against-average and .910 save percentage before sharing time in the playoffs with teammate Nick Boucher.

"With the signing of Kevin Reiter to go along with Nick Boucher, we feel we have the type of goaltending to compete for a championship," Komets general manager David Franke said. "Kevin will also be attending the Worcester Sharks AHL training camp in Worcester, Massachusetts."

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Five Minute Major
Tue, 08/31/2010 - 10:08am

Woo-hoo!! Now where did I put that bungee cord... :)

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 10:09am

Good signing!

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 10:12am

Now the team has two solid #1 goalies.

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 10:24am

OK. Now I can look forward to a season (or half season ?) of listening to my wife yelling at him to get back into the net.....

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 12:31pm

Great news! Look out CHL - Here come the K's!

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 08/31/2010 - 12:38pm

Stay in the freaking net, Reiter!!! LOL

At least he gives us something to be nervous about and something to yell about, everybody now.....Get In The Net!!!

We are set and ready to roll. This team is pretty much loaded.

Drop the puck.

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 1:34pm


Since we're talking about a goalie...should'nt it be: Drop that Puck...followed by...STOP that Puck...LOL!

This could be one of the best belated birthday presents ever!

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 2:11pm

I'm ready for some hockey.

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 2:26pm

Just have Rapid City bring the hardware with them and leave it here, league would save on shipping costs!

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 5:28pm

What will that certain segment of the bloggers say now when :
#1 the Frankes treated this guy so well he was willing to take less money to come back? Kind of shoots that whole low balling thing out of the water
#2 If they win a league that we have all heard they have less "control" according to some bloggers, will then finally there be some acknowledgement that maybe just maybe the Komets know what they are doing?

Great signing. "On paper" the Komets have the best goalie tandem in AA hockey. Can they both stay healthy and sharp throughout the season? Time will tell.

I wish... wish... wish.... that teams at this level were allowed to carry a #3 goalie that didn't count against the cap. A goalie that could only be activated when one of the two on the roster went in the injured list. It would save all teams from having to scramble for those famous emergency goalies.

Tim Hoke
Tue, 08/31/2010 - 5:59pm

Snuff as far as points 1 and 2-------------FAT CHANCE. Cya.

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 6:08pm

Everybody all together.........1....2....3....GET IN THE FREAKIN NET!!!!!!!!!!!

We jest Reiter if you are reading this.....we know that you know that you need to get in the net.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 08/31/2010 - 6:13pm

Snuff......I just bit my tongue.

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 6:26pm

MR. SNUFF--Tim and I remember when teams only carried one goalie. The trainer was the backup. I am sure we do not want to go back to those days. God forbid!

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 8:14pm

A little salt on that tongue will do the trick ;)

Dennis I know well what you mean. It just makes sense if a team can afford to do it. Maybe they can set a max salary for that position as well but it is best for the league as a whole if teams could carry a third. Heck, make it be a rookie goalie! At that point you are giving someone a chance to develop around a pro team in practice and who knows what kind of talent might spring from that.
If anyone can tell me why the above is a bad idea (and I know my fans will work hard on doing that) please tell me.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 08/31/2010 - 8:27pm

I say everyone should be required to have a stick-boy that is the 3rd Goalie.

The Average Joe's could get their chance to play ocasionally....hmmmm.....like say a Joe we all once knew.....hmmmmm.

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 8:37pm

Mr. Snufflupugus,

Actually I think that suggestion has merit.
1: It would reduce (if not eliminate) the scramble for an emergency goaltender, and we all know it happens to everyone at some point in the season.

2: It would allow teams to develop future talent in a key position, thus easing transistion when a goalie leaves a team, the team has someone still "in the system" that is familiar with that teams style of play, etc.

3: By having the third goalie be a rookie, it would / could have a minimal effect on the salary cap assuming the player counts against the cap. I would propose such player NOT count against the cap...giving every team a chance to not have an injured goalie cause havoc to a team's chance to make the postseason.

4: Maybe this will make the league require that if you're going to have an All-Star game, select 3 goalies for each squad like they do in the NHL. It's silly to have only two goalies per team play in what amounts to an exhibition game where the typical score is 10-9!

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 9:55pm

Happy Birthday Schebig, I know its not midnight yet but I have to get some sleep, 87 this year is it?

Calling Snuff Mr., now I've head it all, wait, superfan took a stab at marketing, roar for four? What's the bird gonna say about that, you like lions now?

How about ICY D Eagle, flocking for four

Wed, 09/01/2010 - 3:18am

Burgee--Go back to the pool! It is now after midnight and it is still not my birthday.

Actually I think there is some merit in his suggestion. I was just letting him know that us old F*rts remember way back when. Working agreements could in fact make that third goaltender a possibility. I think it could be done for very little money in the grand scope of things.

Andy Sherman
Wed, 09/01/2010 - 4:47am

The third goalie idea might seem logical, and maybe it does have merit, but I can't imagine there are many goalies that just want to practice all season and not play (unless an injury occurs). Also, do you think the other 2 goalies would want another guy in practice, who isn't even playing any games, taking away from the work that they need to get in practices to be sharp for the games? How about the potential locker room disruption that having a third goalie around might create? I dunno.......I think the idea, despite having some merit, is fraught with potential problems.

Wed, 09/01/2010 - 9:45am

Dennis you aren't old... just well aged haha!
I knew what you meant lol.
Andy even alot of youth teams carry three goalies now. Practices can be tailored to get the 3rd goalie work without disrupting the routines of the first two.
I think you can look at a 3rd goalie like the third QB. He isn't going to see the light of day either unless the first two get hurt. Yet he is earning a paycheck, is on a professional team roster and knows that he is a couple of injuries away from playing. Besides... it beats having a "real" job a few months out of the year.
As far as the cap... simply put as I stated above. No cap hit in regards to the regular cap but a max limit put on what that third goalie can be paid and that goalie can have not appeared in more than 40 pro games.

Blake Sebring
Wed, 09/01/2010 - 10:04am

No. 1, no team wants to carry a player who probably won't play. Everyone is looking to cut costs rather than add.

No. 2, you can find a better goalie when you need one 99 percent of the time. If you can't, that's a you problem.

No. 3, it would be the kiss of death for a career. No team is going to trust a guy who has been a No. 3 in the future. They're all going to try to go out and sign somebody else who has already been a No. 1. THe same way the Komets only sign coaches who have previous head coaching experience.

Hit the post
Thu, 09/02/2010 - 3:41pm

Any news on last years players signing elsewhere as yet?