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Tailing the Komets

Ruid signing elsewhere

Komets General Manager David Franke said this afternoon that the team has broken off negotiations with forward J.C. Ruid. Ruid is expected to sign with Chicago, but how long he plays there is anyone's guess.

``He has a strong desire to play in Europe, and he could not commit to play the entire season in Fort Wayne,'' Franke said. ``He's going to keep looking to play in Europe, probably all the way until the first of the year. We've been down that road and that was not a good thing that happened to our club. We've been burnt by that before, and that's not something we want to take a chance on.''

The Komets lost forward and leading scorer Mark Smith last season after 25 games to go to Europe. Two years ago they also lost defenseman Jeff White who signed in June but broke the contract in August to play in Europe.

Franke said the Komets have a couple of potential players in mind to fill Ruid's slot, including a couple of veterans. The team will also announce some more training camp roster additions this week.

``We'll just keep looking and see what happens,'' Franke said. "There's a lot of teams in the ECHL who have over-recruited, and there will be a lot of players coming available, maybe even this week. If the right guy comes along or another is ready to make a commitment, then we'll have eight veterans to start out.''

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Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:06pm

How long will it take for Ryan Jorde to be feared in his new league....ECHL? I bet that league is all ready shaking in their boots....

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:07pm

And no Blake....I said drop the PUCK.....not what you referred to...LOL

Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:08pm

Hit, I told you not to sleep wi...errr nevermind

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:11pm

Hey now.....anyone see that tennis commercial that ran during the US Open where the little girl comes down the stairs for breakfast half-asleep and her dad says that he can see that she is excited for her big match today....she has tennis string impressions on the side of her face from sleeping with her racket. That was a good one. I thought anyway.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:15pm

We could talk politics on here again you know....everyone has surely seen William Jefferson calling out the government's mouthpiece...I mean Fox News. It's about time someone did....Fair and Balanced? I think not. Sean Hannity is a smug little creep.

Go Komets!!!! LOL

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:16pm

Bill O'Reily is Blake Sebring in disguise. Minus the mask, cape, tights, and bitchen' boots, of course!!! LOL There is another joke. The spin stops WHERE?

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:18pm

We report....you decide? I decided all ready....PROPAGANDA!!!!

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:19pm

That is like saying.....UHL....Elite Professional Hockey League......Wouldn't that make it the EPHL?

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:20pm

29......the number of times that Super Fan just cursed my name aloud! LOL

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:21pm

Is the 30 minutes up yet Blakes? We need to be spoon fed a "Talking Point." LOL

Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:26pm

clinton, now theres a real high moral person to look up to. cigar anyone?

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:30pm

Name a politician that is worth looking up to right now...and don't try to kid yourself.

Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:31pm

Good God, I'm reading this after 8 big ol' beers at Buffalo Wild Wings, and I still wonder what the hell Hit is talking about! Let's start hockey so I never have to read the name Sean Hannity in this blog again.. By the way... Tucker Carlson is a PIMP! whatever that means.. lol..

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:33pm

But at least I didn't call out GQ or Chief or Card Board Cutout or Mr. Excitement or any names like that.....ooopppsss!!!! I just did, didn't I?!?!?!?!

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 7:54am

'i personaly have many family member that have been in or are currently serving their fellow man so i dont need to try and explain their service vs someone out for personal gain. plus i dont like arguing religion or politics , specially with someone who probably doesnt even bother to vote. lets start hockey!

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 09/27/2006 - 1:39pm

I have voted every year that I have been of age to do so Chuckitt. I have no against the soldiers at all. I support them totally. It doesn't mean that we just have to agree with the politics that puts our soldiers into harms way. That's all. Meaningless wars=loss of valuable lifes for what reason? And I do have a life. I was just being a little crazy and bored last night. Excuse me.

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 3:25pm

Lord who made the lion and the lamb
You decreed I should be what I am
Would it spoil some vast, eternal plan
If I were a wealthy man?

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 3:26pm

What happened to Cohn's blog? You put him out of business?

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 3:51pm

They've made some changes Skate. Start from the sports page.

Tony E
Wed, 09/27/2006 - 3:57pm

What an interesting thread LOL

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 5:13pm

Hey, just trying to be a nice guy.