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Tailing the Komets

Rotten period

Believe it or not, Colin Chaulk did not score on this chance.

Bloomington leads 1-0 after Tom Mele lost an edge, leading to a turnover and another breakaway goal.

Posted in: Komets


Fri, 01/13/2012 - 8:59pm

Yes that was the worst period of hockey I have seen in a long time just no emotion

Blake Sebring
Fri, 01/13/2012 - 9:40pm

Not sure why it's this way every time they play Bloomington.

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 9:52pm

You would think after a couple days off they would come out with some energy just nothing really no excuse tonight for their lack luster play..

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 10:00pm

Have you ever seen a team struggle to pass the puck like the komets are tonight? They have had a lot of unforced turnovers

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 10:36pm

Just Brutal tonight they got what they deserved tonight. Bloomy wanted it more plain and simple

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 10:37pm

Unfortunately, the same thing against Bloomington.......no urgency or physical play until we get behind. Just not ready to play again on our own ice. Very, very frustrating to watch.

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 10:42pm

Where'd the offense go???? A full 2 min 5 on 3 and the can't even score. Terrible start to the weekend komet offense is missingin action!!!

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:17pm

could you imagine how this team could run away from the pack in this league if they just played physical??? with so many guys that can fight, we cant find anybody other than chaulk and schrock who are willing to consistanly hit or take a hit. our goalie gets run and nobodydoes a thing. they wait till a few seconds left in the game to almost retalitate for a deliberite attempt to injure with a charge and elbow to the head. a little scrum and thats it.. back in the day nobody on bloomy would have left the ice without a little blood or bruises. i hate to say it but guys, youre playing like a bunch of sissies who are resting on your hype and ist place positon instead of playing like guys on a mission to devistate the rest of the league! keep playing down to the ability of your oponents and it will be a ist round exit come spring. i bleed orange and black and like all the guys this year but maybe you need some constructive criticisim!

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:22pm

What a boring (Sims style) hockey game. For crying out loud put your purses away and freaking HIT someone. No hitting, too much passing or trying to pass. The Komets had 3 days off this week and come out looking like this!! I

Primeval Forest Primate (formally JM)
Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:43pm

Bennefield is a sniper. What line does he even play on anymore? I'd like to blame tonights loss on 2 or 3 guys, but they lost as a team. Nobody stood out tonight. When Smith takes a nasty elbow to the head and Starenky is one the ice in have a singular expectation. It obviously wasn't met. When Nick gets ran over, somebody needs to be all over the offender. The Komets were outworked, outplayed, and ran out of their own building by the worst team in the league. They should be embarrassed. They didn't play to 50% of their potential tonight.

Blake Sebring
Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:56pm

For one thing, in no way shape or form did Nick get run over. He ran out and took a charge essentially with a flop. That should have been a complete no-call. That was a joke. He'll land harder tonight when his head hits the pillow.

Second, when Smith got hurt, you've still got a chance to win the game. Do you jeopardize that chance to go get some justice? Obviously, they thought the chance to win the game was more important.

Old-time hockey is D-E-A-D. It's all staged fighting now and that's it. That's all any of these kids know. I'll bet there's not one or two players on the entire team who've ever seen a line brawl, let alone participated in one. I'm not disagreeing that tonight's game 20, 25 years ago would have ended that way, but not any more.

Even the Allen-Laredo game from the other night had 300 minutes, and for what? A bunch of wrestling and pushing and shoving? Guys lipping off? Oooohh, hold me back.

Tonight would have been a game for a fight or two to fire things up, but if you're Bloomington, why would you? I saw a ton of times when Komets asked guys to go tonight, but smartly, the Blaze kept saying no. If you're Bloomington, you'd love for the Komets to take an instigator to gain an extra power play or two.

This game stank.

Blake Sebring
Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:57pm

If the Komets wanted to hit something tonight, they probably should have worried about a pass or two first and then the punches. I think they had more turnovers than shots.

Blake Sebring
Sat, 01/14/2012 - 12:02am

Teams used to average 35-40 minutes a game in penalties. Now there's no team in the league averaging more than 23 minutes per game, and that's Allen only because of all the misconducts and such last week. And the Komets are actually third in the league in majors behind Arizona and Evansville.

It's just a different world, and not necessarily for the better sometimes.

Old Guy
Sat, 01/14/2012 - 12:22am

CHL Crapy Hockey League.

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 12:41am

Please, please go back to the thread "Komets Notebook" dated January 11th. I put the first comment on the thread on January 12th. Please go back and read it and as you read it, think about the game against Bloomington.

For the past week or so, the Komets have had nothing but high praise bestowed upon them. Things like second in the league offensively, second in the league defensively, terrific power play and much improved penalty kill. Two all stars, eighteen points better this year than last. They have started to believe these clippings and are playing as if winning isn't something they have to earn, but rather as a first place team, they merely need to show up.

They have disappeared offensively. Three straight two goal games followed by game where the fourth goal took overtime to achieve and now this one goal offensive barrage tonight.

The defense is hanging on only by the play of the goaltender. When he went down, whose heart didn't skip a beat?

Teams like Dayton and Bloomington positively have out skated the team, out hustled the team, and definitely out worked the team. Quad City, a team who got off to a slow start in the off season, is set to overtake the Komets in the standings. Bloomington, who was a joke of a team when the season began is now a hungry, hard skating, never say die outfit. They lost their best goaltender (Emond) to retirement. They found the Russian kid #4 and others on the run as they have steadily improved themselves. How did they improve? They worked hard finding hockey players who wanted to play. Dayton out skated the Komets both games at the Coliseum last week. The Komets were lucky to win one of the two home games,

This team is in trouble. Have no doubt about it. No wonder I posted two days ago that I had a bad feeling about this team and couldn't shake it.

You want to know who I blame? I blame the Franke's and Al Sims. They have gotten comfortable with the players on this roster. I blame them for not trying to take what's wrong with this team and correct it by an influx of talent. I wonder how comfortable they are now.

First we hear that, oh my, they've played eight games in thirteen days and they are out of gas. Then they have five days off and play like this? I'm sure they will blame it on being "rusty" and go back to that song and dance they like to play by saying they do better when they are busy.

To me, this is a wake up call. The alarm had better be heard by David Franke as, for me, no player is safe. Not the Captain, not the hometown boy, not new fathers or expectant fathers, not anybody. This team needs to wake up and they had better do it in a hurry.

I'd much rather have a team of hard workers than a team that hardly works.

andy sherman
Sat, 01/14/2012 - 1:35am

Blake, sorry but I gotta dispute your recollection of the hit on Nick. From my seat in 226, I saw he was on his knees after a deflected shot went high over the net when the guy hit him. He definitely did not charge out or flop. It was a pretty solid hit. I think he saw it coming but doesn't change the fact that there was little response from the team on a hit on the guy that has won a lot of games for this team this season. The overall play tonight was obviously pretty uninspired and really brought back memories of last season... :-/

Klaus Robishaw
Sat, 01/14/2012 - 3:20am

Ditto Andy, I was also in 226. Nick did take a hit harder than people make it out to be. D-men are supposed to have the Goalies back! I've seen it from other teams, just looking like you're going to touch the Goalie and they are all over you like white on rice!! No one talked to the young fella that ran over Nick. Nuff said, bad game, 2 more chances at redemption this weekend. Let's GO KOMETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blake Sebring
Sat, 01/14/2012 - 3:32am

Well, I suppose it's possible I could be wrong for the first time in 2012. Guessing it won't be the last.

Watching it live through the camera lens, I was really surprised there was any call at all.

andy sherman
Sat, 01/14/2012 - 9:41am

Can I also add that if this team cannot score more than 2 goals on the worst team in the team at home, we are in a little trouble. And of late, throwing 45 shots on a goalie from the perimeter hasn't gotten it done. There needs to be traffic and net drives. We lack a Syro type player, a big bodied, hard nosed, rugged forward willing to pay the price to get to the goal crease. Very soft play by most of the forwards of late.

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 3:37pm

I was in 227 and it looked like what Blake saw to me. Then later in the game Boucher tried to get in the way of a Bloomington player on the side boards.