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Tailing the Komets

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From Glenn Marini of WANE.

Mitch W

Posted in: Komets


Tue, 07/28/2009 - 3:05pm

I'm ready lets drop the-----GLOVES

Tue, 07/28/2009 - 3:55pm

I just remember sitting behind the penalty box for a couple of games. Terrible view there, but I knew I'd get to see a lot of Mitch. I think it was after he roughed up Justin Rohr in game 1 of the 2008 playoffs... He yelled something across to Rohr that certainly can't be repeated here, and if he were to actually do it would result in extensive jail time.

Tue, 07/28/2009 - 4:55pm

Wendy-It is not just Woods that says those kind of things. Almost everyone who fights has some comment about the other guys Mother or some other illegal act. I think I better stop or Blake will get upset. Trust me however, a drunken sailor may never have heard some of those comments. "No offense to sailors" A policeman most assuredly has. Sometimes they are really very funny.

Tue, 07/28/2009 - 7:01pm

I'm to too sure about the "modern Navy", seems kind of wimpy on a few things to me but the Navy I was in during the '60s had traditions, initiations, rituals and language that would take some doing to beat and that was stone cold sober. There were good reasons females weren't allowed on ships back then.... :-)

Tue, 07/28/2009 - 7:03pm

I meant to say "not to sure about the "modern Navy"

Tue, 07/28/2009 - 7:14pm

Yeah, I know that. In fact I read about a player saying something very similar in "Zamboni Rodeo" except in that case, the book states that penalty-box attendants were still "buzzing" about the "overheated chatter" after the game.

I also remember how after being called for... I think it was a double minor for high-sticking in the Sunday, April 13 game, Mitch just listened to the judgment of the ref on the ice before heading obediently down the tunnel. Then, just before disappearing completely, DOWN went the stick, DOWN went the helmet, and he appeared to be screaming something. I didn't have to read lips to know what that probably was. LOL.

Blueline Baby
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 7:54pm

I miss Margetti (in that "I need someone to dislike" way, I mean)....and now that Woods is back, his favorite punching bag is gone. Oh well, we can always find another one for him. There's always some poor idiot who will try him on and lose! So long, sucker!! The Woods signing news totally made my day. But can anyone make it better and give me a pronunciation key to the big guy Matt's last name? I was not here so I admit I am clueless.

Tue, 07/28/2009 - 8:18pm

Is anyone who is commenting on the Navy ACTUALLY served in the Navy??????

Tue, 07/28/2009 - 9:08pm

USN 1965-1969. One month from today I'll be getting together in Philly with guys from my ship. We started having reunions about ten years ago. I maintain the WEB site for that ship but I don't know what the rules are for posting off topic URLs here and it is very off topic.

My mother use to tape the games and mail them to me but due to the fact that most of my life was spent at sea mail was very unreliable so we gave up. I think the last taped Komet game I listened to was in GTMO in 1966.

One of my favorite Chaser stories (that's sort of on topic, no?). December 1968, we were coming back from six months in the Mediterranean and waiting for a refueling rendezvous in the North Atlantic. One of the ship's radio men was working AM channels and the next thing I know Bob Chase's voice is being played over the ship's speakers broadcasting a Komets game.

Tue, 07/28/2009 - 9:31pm

Very nice!.... USN '92-'96..... It just chaps my rear end when people start to talk about something they've never experienced... I will tell you that it was still full bore when I was in when it came down to the traditions, initiations, etc... You had some that were allowed to wuss out of it because it was just starting to turn with the Democrats in charge.....

My parents would send me a big yellow envelope once a week with all the newspaper clippings about the K's.... Even guys who knew nothing of hockey or the K's started waiting on those clippings, so there were about 50 K's fans on the boat after about a month in on one of our deployments...lol

Tue, 07/28/2009 - 11:53pm

I'll give it a try Blueline Baby. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm off, but I think it is pronounced more or less the way it looks.

see-row-ZIN-ski. Actually, I think ideally there is a suble "s" sound just before the "z", so if you can turn that into a "sssssz" sound, that would be perfect.

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 1:22am

At least that is what I remember it sounding like when the announcer said it on B2.

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 3:35am

Thank you for your service, US Army 65-73. While I am a Army guy I still respect all branches of the military. My Father was in the Navy during WW2. He told lots of sailor stories. My Mother (who's 88) was in the WAC's during WW2.
I could get Bob Chase on the radio at Fort Leonard Wood, MO as long as the radio was by the window. Those were the days my friend.

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 3:26pm

my goodness you are old!! lol!!

Blueline Baby
Wed, 07/29/2009 - 5:13pm

Thanks, Wendy, for the pronunciation key, and thanks to the Navy guys for their service!! Love you guys!!