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Tailing the Komets

Two words

Halelujah Harding!

Fury leads 2-0 after two. They are doing to the Komets exactly what the Komets do to everyone else. They are smothering them with the forecheck. That's about all that needs to be said.

Posted in: Komets


Fri, 11/24/2006 - 6:42pm

What is Muskegon doing differently from the rest of the league on the penalty kill???

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 6:45pm

Only one thing to do in the 3rd bear down and come out hittting everything that moves...Blake would you say the K's were a little tight tonight? I have no idea just from what is being said on radio. Hopefully we can get a break or two in the 3rd

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 6:47pm

No, Ks aren't tight enough if anything. They aren't hitting and Muskegon is waiting for sloppy opportunities to jump all over them.

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 6:52pm

I wonder what Bingham is saying in the lockeroom right now??? I am sure you will not be able to quote that...

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 7:05pm

BTW, attendance last night was 7,639 and tonight it's 7,931.

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 8:07pm

Good game tonight. I guess there is more excitement in a tight game then the blowouts we have become accustomed to on home ice. A few points....

1. Kudos to Guy for jumping in and sticking up for a teammate. This is the kind of thing that we "fanitics" have wanted to see. Still not sure why Guy is protecting the Rock, but that a secret the rest of the world will have to wait on an answer for..

2. Kiayaga needs to stick to writing poems.

3. Frenchy looked pretty decent in the loss. You can only stop the second and third chances so many times.

4. If the K's came out at the beginning of the game the way they did at the beginning of the 3rd it very well could have been a different outcome.

5. Some major players had some poor plays tonight. Passes were ugly at times.

6. I hope Morency is back soon. He is needed on the third line. Huckalo isn't a goal scorer, and he doesn't change the pace of the game. While Morency isn't going to light the lamp any more, he certainly can change the pace. Labarre and Gascon played pretty well tonight.

Overall, I think the Komets are in good shape, but Muskegon has a lot of talent. If we are going to compete with them in the post season we're going to have to play a lot sharper.

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 8:15pm

learned two things tonight, muskegon aint that good and we werent willing to be better. nuff said. no hitting and no taking control of the game.

Tony E
Fri, 11/24/2006 - 8:18pm

I had a great time being back tonight. Hope a blogger was lucky enough to win the box of sportscards

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 8:20pm

good to have you in the barn tony but im still waiting on my bud......skate was in the barn tonight also, and he dint get any prettier.

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 8:24pm

Chuckitt, can I steal those two sentences for my entire story tomorrow? LOL. I can't say it any better than that.

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 8:29pm

I will disagree with JM tonight on one thing. It wasn't Arthur who was horrible, it was Domber. He was the direct result of the game-winning goal.

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 8:33pm

I never said Arthur was horrible. I said he should stick to writing poems. To single out anyone person for playing poorly would be wrong. There were several guys that didn't play up to their potential tonight.

Tony E
Fri, 11/24/2006 - 8:37pm

Lol ok. Assuming a family situation doesn't prevent it, we will be down for the two games around
New Years. I will see what I can do regarding some Tim Hortons Timbits and a couple of brews for you guys.

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 8:39pm

If your passing out free beer.......

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 8:43pm

But JM isn't that essentially saying the same thing? You just said it in a different way, but you said the same thing.

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 8:44pm

ding ding ding round one LOL

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 8:48pm

I was stating that his writing is on a higher level than his hockey. I was showing appreciation for his poetry. I was trying to be positive instead of negative. It's a little trick that Scoops taught us... I agree about Domber however.

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 8:56pm

OK, fair enough. That was the only point I wondered about. Everything else I'm right with you 100 percent.

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 9:00pm

Blake What was Bingham's thoughts on the game?

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 9:00pm

Chuckitt nailed it for sure in two short points. Stinks to get a loss, but definitely the best home game of the year. Good job by Frenchy and a few others. I didn't blame Domber as much for the GWG as I thought it was a very bad line change.

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 9:01pm

Did someone say Tim Hortons? Mmmmmmmm....doughnuts!!!!!

Fri, 11/24/2006 - 9:03pm

Instead of hustling to his spot, Domber was slow getting out and then he got turned around and couldn't get back up ice.

Drop The Gloves!!!!!!
Fri, 11/24/2006 - 9:17pm

i think Rendoko(sp) is good but when will he learn to pass the puck

Sat, 11/25/2006 - 5:15am

Blake, I hope you were talking about chuckitt's FIRST 2 sentence comment and not his SECOND.

Sat, 11/25/2006 - 5:48am

Now I'm gonna disagree with most of you, and say that the last goal was not Dom's fault! The way I saw it was that Dom got pinched and double teamed at the blue-line It was just him and the two muskegon players for at least 5 seconds with no Komet help He spun away from the two once but with no other K to pass to he was stuck. The puck was grabbed of his backhand from behind and Labarre played the rush wrong covering the puck instead of the winger, and that is what created the goal. There were other breaks that the Fury had where our K's covered the winger and let Frenchy take care of the puck and they didin't score, So French did his job, in that particular instance Labarre didn't let him. Bottomline the Komets didn't play their game they didn't hit and they looked confused. I mean Goodwin was the only person that I can remember throwing any checks with the exception of Srysinzki(sp). As much as I hate to say it the team has no one to blame but themselves they looked horrible as a team and deserved the loss noone took them out of their game but themselves the ref had his whistle in his pocket and was letting them play The komets never did that.

Komet Fan
Sat, 11/25/2006 - 8:16am

Here are thoughts on thsi game:

1. Pool stole this game for the Fury. While the 1st half of the game was pretty even, the last half was completely dominated by the Komets. Outshot them 25-9 and outhustled the Fury all over the ice.

2. Frenchy played well, just not much action for him the last half of the game.

3. Rudenko and Vorhees have been disappointing to me so far. Rudenko tries way too much individual play and Vorhees looks lost out there since he can't score goals at the level he is use to.

The Fury showed me nothing last night. Talented yes, but Rockford certainly has more talent than the Fury.

Sat, 11/25/2006 - 9:00am

Brian, according to the system, Domber never should have been in that position to start with. If he does what he is supposed to instead of free lancing, there's no problem. It's one of those things where what one guy does wrong makes the other four guys on the ice out of position. He got caught and by that point there's nothing anyone could do to help him. Goodwin even comes off the bench at the start of the play yelling and pointing at Domber to get back a good five seconds before the Muskegon defensemen threw the puck out, but he didn't get there. Muskegon lives off looking for mistakes like that, and they found one.

Sat, 11/25/2006 - 9:03am

Truthfully, the bottom line is Muskegon followed its gameplan better than Fort Wayne followed its instructions, and that's how the Fury won a big road game. They had eight rookies in the lineup and didn't get a point from their top three scorers, but still won because they were more disciplined. That's all it was. Yes, the Komets out-shot them in the second half of the game, but they already had a 2-0 lead and the Komets did exactly what they wanted them to, firing from long range and not getting to rebounds. Pool came up big the five or so times that he had to.

To me, it was fun to watch the chess match between styles. Maybe now some of the Komets will start to play the system the way they are supposed to. Every game coach Bingham comes in to the post-game press conference talking about how he's got to get everybody on the same page. Last night it cost them.

Sat, 11/25/2006 - 11:19am

Last night was a game that either team could have won. It came down to which team took advantage of the others mistakes. We made more mistakes than Muskegon. Frenchy played well, but Pool was awesome. I had someone in my section state that Pool should have been the #1 Star of the Game.

I told him that I doubted Pool has an account with 3 Rivers Federal Credit Union!

Last night was overall a well played, even entertaining contest....just play the systems, reduce turnovers and miscues with the puck. Go get Rockford tonight!

Sat, 11/25/2006 - 4:06pm

I am amazed that you could tell Goodwin was yelling at Domb from the press box Blake, I stand by my previous post, So he got caught on the wrong end of the ice during a change, there were four other Komets on the rink they all got the minus 1, I had to go to bat for Domb because to single him out and say the goal was all his fault was bulls**t.