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Tailing the Komets

You're going to scream

But I don't assign any blame from this game to Neil Christopher. The Komets did this to themselves. Did he miss the first calls and then call the retaliation calls? Yes, welcome to hockey. The Komets have had this problem the ENTIRE season, and they talk and talk and talk about needing to stay away from penalties and they can't do it, no matter who they are.

It's a lack of self-discipline which has creamed them all year. Troy Neumeier talked about it in today's story, and Colin Chaulk has talked about it forever. It's obvious to everyone, but they can't see to do anything about it.

Rockford, the most penalized team in the league, has four more power-play chances than the Komets so far in this series. That's totally on the Komets.

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Fri, 04/28/2006 - 9:36am

AFter the first fluke goal i said "oh Profanity that starts with S thats going to come back and haunt us".

OK let me get this out of the way, i can't stand Searle but i'll take him in the playoffs (there's my good ref plug). Christopher was horrid last night and the one thing that really bugs me is when he blew the puck dead and it was still in play, he did throw his arms up and said he didn't see it, but


He could have very easily moved his lazy butt around the net to see the puck was still active. That really gets my goat. On some of the other penalties, if you can't see it, don't call it. If you're not in position don't presume. Call it like an allstar game, if it isn't blatent don't call it.

The boys can curl up and die tonight or play with some pride and heart and give us another night of komet hockey in the fort. Here's hoping that i'll be sitting in my seat saturday.

Its about time we start playing good hockey, 4 IMO bad games in a row, we can still pull it out if we get this monkey off our back.

I love playoff hockey though, my throat is so sore from yelling. Go K's roast hog and that whiny baby Martinson tonight.

Fri, 04/28/2006 - 9:48am

i also agree on the beer throwing, on its way to plug the other team your going to nail some of the locals, so please don't do it. i did see a pretty full beer land in the handicap section.

We also need to treat the opposing fans with respect. If there is one place in the league that people should feel comfortable(safe) in attending it should be the fort. My kids would really like to go to an away game but i won't take them, too many drunk stupid people to worry about and i wouldn't want my kids seeing me clock a drunk.

Fri, 04/28/2006 - 9:50am

Gotta love all of the hate on this blog!

Fri, 04/28/2006 - 9:55am

What hate ae you fefering to Carl?

Fri, 04/28/2006 - 10:01am

The one thing that got to me last night was Mizzi. He would whine after every call even if the call was in his favor?????What a cry baby!!

Fri, 04/28/2006 - 10:21am

I agree; Mizzi is a big cry baby; If Lance would have acted the way that Mizzi did they would have given him at least a 10 minute misonduct; Christopher let Rockford get away with too much last night. That is one of the main reasons that we didn't win is because of his bogus calls against us; He only watch us retaliate; he never saw Rockford start the whole thing; he only caught the end of the situations which only hurt us b/c everything was pretty much one sided. Some of those penalties against us were rediculious. We had a few key players last night that were really on their game and they were Miller, Milam, and Carpentier. The defense did slack a little, but the blame for last nights game goes to the ref 100 percent.

Tony E
Fri, 04/28/2006 - 10:37am

Burgee I agree it is frustrating to have the whistle blow in that situation, referees are taught, the SECOND you lose sight of the puck, blow the whistle.
The abuse of visiting fans is something I would expect in Flint, not in Fort Wayne.
Come on folks, win with class, lose with class.

Fri, 04/28/2006 - 10:55am

That's exactly what I think, Tony: "win with class, lose with class." I sent an apology to the Rockford Booster Club for the unnecessary display by some of our fans. It's not like I could've done anything of real significance about it at the time, but the remarks by those fans were downright embarrassing and I felt the need to say something to the RIBC about it. Visiting fans are ALWAYS welcome in the Fort.

Fri, 04/28/2006 - 11:01am

Jungle Monkey-your now very quite on the trash throwing. Have you decided that the moral police has a point on this one?

Fri, 04/28/2006 - 11:08am

WOW, this one's in full force.. a bit of advice to Heather..don't argue on this blog..just state your opinion and be done with it..and don't call people on this blog ..MORONS..I learned my lesson on that one!

As for "Idiot" who said this: "Heather,

Please get back in the kitchen. The guys will be back late Saturday morning and will need a snack from their favorite puck bunny."

Tony E
Fri, 04/28/2006 - 11:10am

I am glad Laurie. My Fiancee and I went there for the playoffs last year and were treated very well by everyone. Even after the Komets won game six the folks around us wished us a safe drive and good luck in game seven. Total class treatment. I am not a fan of the team but I quickly became a fan of the city and the fans.
I wasn't there last night but if everything said here is true, the minority that did these things has left a black eye on the good reputation of Komets fans.

Jungle Monkey
Fri, 04/28/2006 - 12:38pm

Sorry Greg, I have a job.. I was a little busy. No I wasn't throwing trash. Nor do I condone it. But I don't need to tell other people how to conduct themselves.

Tony E
Fri, 04/28/2006 - 12:40pm

I posted this on the Rockford Booster Club board. It might have more of an impact if someone who was at the game and saw what happened follows up?

Fri, 04/28/2006 - 2:12pm

I don't really know where to begin....yeah, I was very disappointed with the way the team played....however; Rockford didn't look that impressive for most of the 1st period (neither team looked good then!) While I will not blame the officiating...I did see several times where I was dumbfounded by some of the penalties that he called (or didn't call!) I have to agree with Tony E....if you are going to officate a hockey game...being consistent is crucial! But then the players need to learn the "style" that each offical uses. My biggest disappointment is the people who come to a game and decide to make a fool of themselves by throwing beer, soda, etc. on to the ice during the game. I have noticed that the majority of these spectators only attend 1 or 2 games a year on average and they usually spend more time in the lounge then they do actually watching the game! I do not refer to these people as "fans" because a true fan would never act like that.

Fri, 04/28/2006 - 2:28pm

Jungle Monkey-from our last conversation concerning the Twister and the you suck song your piont is a good one and vaild. If people want to say you suck and think it's fun to do so who am i to say other wise. But I strongly disagree with you on throwing objects. Throwing objects can hurt someone else other than the intended target and if your not willing to come out and state that those poeple are idiots, which you have not done yet, then I can only deduce that word comment about not condonning is nothing more than lip service. One of those objects might hit you in the future. I would believe you would have a lot to say on the subject then wouldn't you?

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 04/28/2006 - 2:34pm

Greg, everyone here agrees with you, take it easy. It is pretty much a given that the people doing the throwing of objects on the ice are a-hole drunks that come to the games only to drink, maybe one or two times a year. You want to fix the problem, stop serving beer at the games, but that ain't going to happen either. So relax, and hope for the best tonight. Be glad they didn't hand out pucks before the game. I bet Mr. Stuckey still has nightmares about that game. Go Komets!!!

Tony E
Fri, 04/28/2006 - 2:40pm

It could be worse! It could have been disco demolition night.

Fri, 04/28/2006 - 2:40pm

Gotcha on that one HS. Or ice scrappers for that matter.
It's just that Nazi thing JM threw me with a while back and everyone was on JM's. It's just nice to be right once in a while. Ya know.

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 04/28/2006 - 2:47pm

You can't ever be right when your name is "Hit Somebody!!!" Just ask Scoops! LOL

Tony E
Fri, 04/28/2006 - 2:48pm

I think everyone here agrees throwing things on the ice or insulting fans/guests from other cities does nothing but make the Komets fan base look bad. I also don't think there is anything wrong with what you said Greg. You are entitled to tell people your opinion of proper behaviour just as if someone could come up with justification for throwing things, they would be welcome to offer that opinion here.

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 04/28/2006 - 2:57pm

Now, if the crowd would have been issued pacifiers before the game to throw out on the ice, I wouldn't have a problem with that. Rockford players have to be the biggest cry babys I have ever seen. Mizzi cries even when they get a call. He should have gotten a delay of game penalty at least a dozen times last night, and the game before, too. He would skate out of the faceoff circle to argue with linesmen and the ref and I am not talking 20 seconds, this would go on for minutes. Call the delay of game penalty one time and that crap would stop. You agree Tony?

Fri, 04/28/2006 - 2:57pm

Thanks Tony E. Appreciate it.

Tony E
Fri, 04/28/2006 - 3:08pm

Hit I believe you would call unsportsmanlike in that situation. The official in that case can call a 2 minute minor or a 10 minute misconduct depending on the type of infraction.
Normally rather than penalize the entire team they will send him for 10 minutes with the idea that there will be 10 minutes of not having to deal with him.

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 04/28/2006 - 3:11pm

It should have happened then...no one on here would've disagreed with that.

Tony E
Fri, 04/28/2006 - 3:23pm

I agree. The important thing about that is, if you are going to call it, call it early. In basketball for example if a coach is all over you, a good official will give out the technical early both to set the tone and also so as to not penalize the team late. Call it early and that lets everyone know you will not tolerate abuse. Wait until later in the game and it looks like you are calling it out of desperation because you have lost control of the game.