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Tailing the Komets

Thomas, Drouin getting ready

You can read it here.

Posted in: Komets


Tue, 08/30/2011 - 7:34pm

Great article; but isn't this the same song and dance we heard about this time last offseason???

If they both make the team, then I hope they both have career years; but truth be told, I'd rather see some new blood in the K's lineup next year...

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 8:19pm

Outstanding, we are going to have another great Komet team this year!!!!!

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 8:44pm

Why? Because they are saying g the same things as last year?

Talk is cheap....prove it on the ice this camp or go home.....

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 08/30/2011 - 9:29pm

PC is my buddy!!!

That a way Buddy...

I do agree we got the same song and dance last season.

Hope for their sake they are ready to go.

I am rooting for them, if they make this team fair and square, that means to me that they are in form and ready to play some hockey and that means the Komets will be tough this year.

Mr Snufflupugus
Tue, 08/30/2011 - 9:39pm

Mr Grumpysmurfulupugus has no comment in this story.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 10:00pm

i'm gonna act like a reporter whose story gets edited.

Aug 30, 2011

Hit Somebody!!! stated ..."they are ready to go". "they are in form and ready to play some hockey and that means the Komets will be tough this year."

Burgee continues "Outstanding, we are going to have another great Komet team this year!!!!!"

JR1 says "I hope they both have career years"

All the while Snuff had no comment on this story.

From all this positivity we are gonna bring home the cup!

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 08/30/2011 - 10:29pm

Smurf you!!!

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 08/30/2011 - 11:51pm

Bloomington is Ablaze.

This ain't good folks.


Wed, 08/31/2011 - 3:05am

Getting ready to do what?
play at 71% ?

No-Touch Icing
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 5:45am

It may look bloomy, I mean gloomy in Bloomington, but I think that everything will be hammered out before the season begins.

It's good to be optimistic, but I think it's better to be a realist. People are right. They said this last year and look what happened. On the other hand, I do hope that that take it even more serious, and more personal, and it drives them to work harder. Time will tell. Hopefully Sims will make cuts based on performance rather than "well that guy's been around a while, so we should keep him." To that I would say, WRONG! (Excluding any prior contracts of course)

Ryan C
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 7:14am

I love the intensity! I don't remember there being the "same song and dance" from last year. If someone can link an article I would like to see it again. I think last year we were coming off of 3 cups and everyone expected us to be untouchable. And we quickly learned that is not the case, to me these guys want to play hockey and they aren't about to switch levels and definitly not teams (At least for PC's sake)

Wed, 08/31/2011 - 9:27am

Scroll back through the links to last August or July and you'll find the article.

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 9:57am

Pre-camp workouts
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
The Komets who live in Fort Wayne are in their second week of skating at Canlan, and some of the veterans are in much better shape this September than they were last year. P.C. Drouin and Leo Thomas were keeping up with Sean O

Wed, 08/31/2011 - 10:03pm

Where is Alan, we need the voice of reason on this subject.

kyle hunt
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 5:11am

where is that hole...i need another hole in my, oh wait!

Thu, 09/01/2011 - 9:57am

I'm here, Burgee.

I don't have a lot to add as I remember reading the quotes and stories from last pre-season, too.

They have been given a chance to make this team. They have an advantage over quite a few players who can't find consistant ice time somewhere to get a headstart on conditioning.

Both can be fine additions to any hockey team if they put forth the effort and have the correct attitudes needed to succeed. Therein lies the rub. The past has robbed us of giving them the benefit of the doubt. Only in the way they approach the new season will work to their benefit of convincing us that their desire is sincere.

The Komets have pledged that no one will be immune to being cut. The Komets have brought in plenty of competition to challenge for their roster spots. To me, they used to have an advantage because of their "veteran" status. I don't feel that way today as those "veteran" spots may become more precious as AHL and ECHL camps start to make their cuts. Disgruntled players may also come back from Europe.

I want the best team possible on and off the ice. Drouin and Thomas cannot afford to relax in camp or during the regular season (if they make the team). They must remember that the roster gets changed frequently. Just go back to last year. Chaulk, Lardner, Lapointe, and Krug are just some examples.

They may have to "look over their shoulders" all season long.

That fact may be their motivation.

Thu, 09/01/2011 - 10:01am

By the way Kyle, could you explain the meaning of your last post?

kyle hunt
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 1:37pm

Just teasing about voices of reason.

Hit Somebody!!!
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 1:47pm

Your toothless wonder was speaking?