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Tue, 03/21/2006 - 10:50am

Thanks for a fantastic article, Blake! Maybe people will start taking it easy on the Guinn-bashing (wishful thinking, I know).

Tue, 03/21/2006 - 11:00am

excellent article Blake, that gives a new perspective to people who will do anything they can for the team.

as the late Herb Brooks said:

"The name on the front of your sweater means a hell of alot more than the name on the back"

Tue, 03/21/2006 - 11:00am


Tue, 03/21/2006 - 11:17am

I had found about how much Guinn has went through awhile ago and I earned a great deal of respect for him. Guinn will make some mistakes but you know the guy is gonna play no matter what. Thats an invaluable characteristic he brings to the team. The problem that I have with the article is that our wonderful GM David Franke said we aren't going to sign any college guys right away! Why not I ask? Wouldn't it be better to get some guys in now to learn the systems and how to play with us? Wouldn't it be nice to add some depth since we have injuries? Does this mean he isn't doing his job by scouting? I don't get it I guess. This team needs to be improved to challenge for a Colonial Cup.

Tue, 03/21/2006 - 11:23am

Great Article.

Tue, 03/21/2006 - 12:08pm

Kudo's to Guinn!

Tue, 03/21/2006 - 12:23pm

Very good job Blake. I'm proud that we have someone like Guinn that is that dedicated to our Ft. Wayne team. It shows alot of heart.

Tue, 03/21/2006 - 1:04pm

You mean these guys are human beings? Huh. All of that, 29 points and a +17. I'll take that. He's having a decent season on a decent team.

Good job Rob Guinn.

Tue, 03/21/2006 - 2:45pm

For someone enduring that much pain, still play in 159 straight games, participate in team practices AND attend classes tells me that this young man has an outstanding work ethic and dedication that is hard to find. I am glad to have someone like Rob on the team. Rob, Thank you for your hard work. It is appreciated.

Tue, 03/21/2006 - 7:12pm

I work with someone who has classes with Guinn. I have never met the guy but I am told he is really nice. I knew he was hurt but not that hurt. The games played streak is quite impressive all things concidered.

Tony E
Tue, 03/21/2006 - 7:29pm

in other news, Torcheti is going to coach in L.A.

Tue, 03/21/2006 - 7:43pm

Blake, I saw that Sean Venedam was placed on the 30 IR for bakersfield....Do you know what happened??

Tue, 03/21/2006 - 8:05pm

Yeah, what JR said! What happened to Venedam?!

I've ran into Guinn on campus quite a few times. He's a very classy guy. If you ever hear me say a word against him, you might want to check because I think that might be one of the first signs of the Apocalypse. ;)

Tue, 03/21/2006 - 8:58pm

Bravo Mr. Sebring. Great article. Now once and for all we can get those annoying people off the blog who disagree with us. Thanks, you proved your point well. We love RG. He doesn't have to be a good hockey player either, I'd still love him. It's great to have other people who share my thoughts.

Tue, 03/21/2006 - 10:59pm

While we are on the topic of players personalalities....I was out and about to night and got a call from a friend of mine whom works security at a local bar. He told me that a guy from the Komets was having a problem with some of the patrons. He didn't know who it was. I went to the bar in a matter of minutes and encountered Lance Galbraith. I went up to him and introduced myself as a Scoop Guy and told him I was there to help him if need be. He told me that there was no problem that he was aware of. I then sat down and talked with him for quite a while and found one of the most engaging, personable sports players I have ever met. Without violating the personal nature of our conversation he divulged his high opinion of Puhalski and the Franke's and how much he enjoys playing in Ft. Wayne. Good news is that Monday he will skate with the team in a light workout. He's not terribly certain about the status of his knee, but hopes to be able to contribute if and when the playoffs roll around. He got into his "personal matter" that he took time off for, which I don't feel needs to be disclosed, and talked a little about his change in play since. I was completely honest with him and told him that I was disappointed with him at first, but since have become a fan. He simply stated that the build-up he received was tough to live up to. I truly enjoyed talking with him and am an even bigger fan of his than before. His opinion on Chief meant alot to me considering the source. Let's hope he's there to help us out in a few weeks!!!

Wed, 03/22/2006 - 4:04am

I'm glad to see that he loves playing in Fort Wayne, and for the Fort Wayne Komets. I post over on ITB and I'm tired of certain posters who think they know EVERYTHING there is to know about the Komets, and how the players feel about playing for the Frankes or Puhlaski. Thats 2 players that said they like playing for Puhlaski, Carpentier is the other, and I'm pretty sure that Chaulker, Neumeier or Frenchy does also, or they wouldn't have been here as long as they have.

Wed, 03/22/2006 - 7:16am

Thanks for another great article, Blake.

Guinn is a total class act. I'm glad he's on the team and hope he sticks around a few more years. Everyone seems to ignore his solid stats. I'll take a dependable, hard-working player with tons of heart over a flashy one anyday. He deserves that "A" on his sweater.

I'm seriously considering printing off copies of the article and passing it out to the Guinn-bashers in the section where I sit...

Wed, 03/22/2006 - 8:21am

When my wife was pregnant with our first child, we had child birth classes with Keli Corpse and Milt Mastad and their wives. Awesome guys to hang around and Corpse especially made the classes much more enjoyable.
I have met a ton of guys through my brother in law on his various stops in minor league hockey. Whether it was here, Mississippi, or Houston....damn near all of them are some of the most engaging people you will find in sports. That is why I wish Blake had the time to do small interviews with all of them every year. You tend to look at them a little differently when you meet them in person as compared to seeing them only in games.

Wed, 03/22/2006 - 8:35am

Who is your Brother in law scoops? If I may ask

Wed, 03/22/2006 - 9:00am

All the guys I have ever talked to have been great guys, with one exception. (Better not mention a name on that one!) Scoops brother-in-law is an outstanding guy who is a ton of fun to hang out with, as well as Jim Logan who is close friends with Scoops brother-in-law. Couldn't ask for better guys. (I'll let scoops divulge the identity if he so chooses.)

Wed, 03/22/2006 - 10:06am

Was going to make this contest for a scoop but seeing how it would be pretty easy to figure out and Blake would probably win and I would have to continue to throw my arm out try to get one up the bleeder section....I'll just spill the beans. It is Kelly Hurd.

Wed, 03/22/2006 - 10:37am

Thanks for filling us in on that Scoops. What has been his take on the K's this season overall?? Or is pretty much the same as everyone else?

Wed, 03/22/2006 - 10:49am

In fact, Scoops, I just talked to your sister and Kelly last week on something. I'm supposed to take Kelly to lunch next week sometime. Wonderful guy who married about six miles over his head. (He'll tell you the same thing).

Wed, 03/22/2006 - 11:33am

Think he married out of his league eh? Not from my vantage point!! All kidding aside...they are both great people to call family.

He hasn't been to as many games this season as in seasons past for whatever reason. Mostly work.
To be honest, we don't really get into hockey chats all that often, if ever. Talking with fans and friends who may drop by are just as enjoyable as the game itself. Plus its a couple hours away from Mrs. Hurd. We pray for overtime!

Wed, 03/22/2006 - 2:49pm

Kelly usually does just well getting his ownself in trouble. I don't think he needs any help from us.

Wed, 03/22/2006 - 6:43pm


Mrs. Hurd and Mrs. Scoops bear an extremely striking resemblence to one another. Which, by my calculations, if Kelly is 6 miles over his head, puts Scoops somewhere near Australia from here. Kelly does seem to do a fine job getting in trouble. I'll say it runs in the family and leave it at that.*Cue Bruce Springsteen music* (Inside Joke)

Wed, 03/22/2006 - 8:04pm

Both of us married well outside our league. I'm sure he'll agree as we tap our glasses saying "I'll drink to that!"

Thu, 03/23/2006 - 7:23pm

good article on guinn but that still doesnt change my hockey opinion of him. kudos to him for being a great guy as most hockey players are and kudos for going to school and going for a great job of helping people. great for playing hurt, but what hockey player this time of the year isnt? ive said before hes probably a nice guy and the two of us could hoist a few buds at applebees sometime, but i still dont like his style of play! im glad hes a komet but just because he is doesnt mean i have to accept his play. i cheer him when he does good and i yell at him when he doesnt. thats a right i reserve for all the players, he played great in the playoffs last year and i hope hes able to step it up again this year. good luck guinner, but please stand a few guys up at the bluline and keep the shots off frenchy!!