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Tailing the Komets

Conspiracy theory overshadows great series


Fri, 04/20/2012 - 11:55pm

Not convincing

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 6:27am

Thank you, THANK YOU, for providing a voice of reason. A win is great, a loss stings, but good night - take a step back, conspiracy theorists. People be crazy.

Hawk Fan
Sat, 04/21/2012 - 8:08am

I'm not convinced either.

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 8:30am

"Because the Komets have said they may be moving to the ECHL next season, everyone in Fort Wayne bought in early that the CHL was out to ``get'' the Komets. Everyone assumed the CHL was angry and had a reason to not want the Komets to win."

"Everyone"?  "Everyone"?  Really?  What is the basis for that statement?  Was a poll taken, or is that just an assumption on your part, Blake?

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 10:07am

Go Komets.......take game 5 tonight. "Tired is for Losers"!

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 10:09am

Yeh, Blake, I am sure the league, refs, and Missouri were trembling when we went on the power play. We had scored exactly zero PP goals up till then in the whole series.

Primeval Forest Primate (Formerly JM)
Sat, 04/21/2012 - 10:32am

The whole thing is such nonsense that Blake gave it credance by publishing it in the newpaper.

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 11:25am

Good article, Blake, and needed to be said.

I agree with Mr. Thiessen - the hockey on both sides has been tremendous, and both teams have a right to be proud of what they've accomplished. Those most guilty of spreading this stuff are busy doing their best "who me" performances, but we all know who they are and have learned to ignore them.

Really proud of the K's, and Mavs fans have every right to be proud of their Mavericks. Let's stop the silliness now. Go, Komets!

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 12:41pm

While a conspiracy would require many people, a biased league, a set of referees willing to risk careers "fixing" games, and a whole bunch of conributors vowing never to talk, it still smells a little.  Even Michael Franke, on last week's "Talkin' Sports" radio show hosted by Jim Shovlin admitted there were some "strange" things going on.

I wonder which set of gloves Colin Chaulk was wearing when he batted the goal in against Rapid City?  Boy, just think if that goal would have been taken away!

I don't need the Missouri GM ( or beat writers for that matter) to tell me what to think.  Sure, in reality it would take quite a bit of organizing for a league, or whatever, to bring a franchise down.

Still this series isn't, by any means over yet, and who knows what is in store for us? 

Sometimes I think I've seen enough to know that I've seen too much.

Blake Sebring
Sat, 04/21/2012 - 3:39pm

Fair point, BLB. ``Many'' would have been a more appropriate word.

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 4:32pm

Something will happen tonight to stir the pot again, but i'm guessing it will go in the komets favor.

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 4:56pm

Hmmm, to quote Mr. Thiessen from your article " They (Mavericks) deserved a little credit for doing what they did."  Really, maybe they and you Mr. Thiessen in one of your many side conversations with the linesman during that game was about what to do to try and get back into it.  While I agree it might take many folks to pull this off, some could be making concerted efforts to make a difference.

Also, the lack of communications regarding suspensions, as you mentioned Blake, also contribute to these assumptions.

Best of luck Komets and we look forward to your return on Tuesday.


Sat, 04/21/2012 - 6:10pm

As I had posted in another story earlier ...

Game 1 was NOT decided by the penalty shot call. It WAS decided by the Komets' inability to finish off an opponent when they had them on the ropes.

Give credit Missouri for winning the first two games on the road.

Give credit to the Komets for coming back and winning the next two (and hopefully) three on the road.

This has been a fantastic series to this point, proving how evenly matched these teams are.


off the post
Sat, 04/21/2012 - 6:39pm

yes.. this has a been a fantastic series.. give credit to the players on both sides for playing hard and laying their bodies on the line . but.. it still doesnt change the shenanigans from the bozo's running the league . it does not give them a free pass for the poor handling of discipline and the assignment of referrees . maybe , the gm of missouri had to stop and think after the heat of the battle after realizing someone from his organization had a hand in the ruling of overturning the suspension to les reaney. all the players in the entire league are the ones being cheated by the poor decisions of the chl brass.. yeah.. professional wrestling is REAL to.

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 6:47pm

Everybody has their opinion, including the media personnel. This article is opinion based. In a way, it kind of goes against some of the fans of the Komets. I follow both here and Journal Gazette on the Komets to get information about the team and results of games. But it is still media and media will always be the people involved's opinion. So I don't read too much into it. Media is biased and always has been, in any subject. If your opinion is conspiracy or not it will always be your opinion and when the media talks about your opinion and disagrees, then it's biased.

Go Komets!

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 7:08pm

Sebring is obviously part of the conspiracy. (Honestly had never heard of it until he started bringing it up. Hmmm...)

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 8:03pm

I agree that this is just bad officiating rather than a conspiracy.  See Hanlon's razor:  Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity