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Tailing the Komets

Komets hopeful but realistic about AHL camp chances


Thu, 09/27/2012 - 6:27am

Did the new boards get installed at the Coliseum?  If so, any photo's of the "new" look?

Blake Sebring
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 12:45pm

From what I've been able to find out so far, and some phone calls are still out, there are no new boards or new look so far.

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 1:48pm

OK, thanks...  I was sure they said last season that the dasherboards were going to be replaced for this coming season.  I also thought there was a difference in how the bottom was painted between the Coliseum and everywhere else and that the ECHL had in the rules it had to be a certain color...yellow, maybe?

Blake Sebring
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 1:51pm

I remember there being talk about it, but I never saw any confirmation. I do know there will be different placements of some of the ads on the dasher boards to keep the sight lines clear on the red and blue lines, but unless  you are looking for it I doubt  most fans will notice.

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 2:01pm

ok, just curious....  I did find the color of the "kick plate" or bottom of the boards must be a light yellow color unless they get an official waiver from the ECHL (Rule 1.3).....I believe the Coliseum's has been light blue for years...   Just another "new" thing to get used to...lol

Blake Sebring
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 2:20pm

I don't know. Neither David Franke or the coliseum officials say they have heard anything about that. I guess we'll find out later. You'd think that would have been one of the top priorities as soon as the annuncement to switch leagues was made because it would take time to order and implement.

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 2:44pm

Thanks for checking

Blake Sebring
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 3:15pm

From a league official: ``As far as the kickplate, there is a blue kickplate in use currently in South Carolina, and Johnstown had one as well in the mid to late 90s, so cannot imagine that there is a big deal with that. I also recall New Jersey and Detroit utilizing blue kickplates in the not too distant past.''