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Tailing the Komets

For the season-ticket holders


Hawk Fan
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 8:02pm

What a slap in the face. Is this the best they can do?

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 8:48pm

I won't even get to "enjoy" this....have to work.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 9:29pm

open house thats not even in their house!!  have to wor k  anyhow!

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:39pm

Barely a 24-hour notice.  Really?  Nice try, Komets.

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 9:49am

ok, maybe I'm being dumb here...but, I am a season ticket holder, I got the notice when I picked up my booklets which was a day after they became available. It is unfortunate that people do have jobs that are different shifts and cannot make this event but you can hardly fault the Komet Organization for picking a date that someone had to work. I read the blogs alot and there are a whole lot of people complaining about the Frankes and the Komet organization this year because of varies reasons. Come on folks...be glad we have Hockey! We have an excellent organization here! This event was fun last year, every player approached our table and talked to us which is a heck of alot better then past events. The food specials were decent and watching the team practice was pretty fun! Having it at the coliseum where the team was detached from the fans made it feel like we were intruding on them and how many times as a season ticket holder do you want to see the locker room? My point is....pick your battles, this is not one of them! Go Komets!! Hope to see alot of fans up in KZoo on Friday night!!!

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 11:06am

I'm with you, Janice.  My flyer was with my season ticket package.  I've had plenty of notice.  I think an announcement was also made during the pre-season games.

Not sure how much more the K's could have done making people aware. There have been times where , when comparing perks from other clubs, that it seemed that the K's came up short. 

Still, all in all, I'll take the Komets, the Franke's, the Memorial Coliseum, and the rich tradition of Fort Wayne Komet Hockey.

Don't agree?  OK, that's your choice. 

Just remember, when you are done condemning things, all the "AA" cities that have lost their teams and their season ticket holders who  would trade places with us in a hurry.

It appears as if Quad City will be the next.  What follows is anyone's guess, but I am concerned for the CHL.  Too bad.  A great League with fun games and good skill.  Just too far apart from each other.  For a league to be in danger due to geography is a shame.

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 1:00pm

How does this become a "just be glad we have hockey here" speech???

Some STH's are upset that they will not be able to attend becasuse of either late notice or work schedule.  Thats not unreasonable to be upset by this because a lot of fans put a good deal of time, effort and money into this organization only to miss the 1 chance at getting "appreciated" for it.  Its not the K's organizations fault that this day falls on somes work schedule; but it would have gone a long way towards showing they truly care (even if they dont) by having this be a 2 day event or even a 1 day event with different time blocks to compensate for shift workers schedules, etc...  11-1 (luch block that 2nd and 3rd shifters could make) and the 6-8 block that 1st shifters, etc... could make.  Not that hard of a concept if you think about it...

Also, while some got this notice when they picked up their tickets, I for one did not and have talked to several others who didnt either.... 

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 1:09pm

On second thought, your right....I, and others like me shouldnt be upset at the chance to meet NHL contracted players (guys who could play in the NHL some day), get some autograph's and feel appreciated by the club...   I do not want to be unhappy about this and personally cost this city its hockey franchise... 

I had no idea that my unhappiness with the timing of an event and voicing of my displeasure could directly affect the viabilty of a 61 year running hockey franchise...



Primeval Forest Primate (Formerly JM)
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 2:19pm

Maybe they only invited some of the STH's. I can't imagine anyone wants 3500 people in the Thirsty Penguin. 

Well, 3495. My group won't be taking advantage of this opportunity. 

It could be noted that Toledo offers Post Game Party with the Players to its STH's several times a season. Evansville has a couple. Cinci has a dinner with the team, outing with the team, STH jersey, Private practice with Q&A for STH's... 

I guess I don't agree that people that spend a couple grand a year should just be thankful to have hockey. If that was my reasoning at home, I'd have overgrown grass, a house that needs to be painted, cars leaking oil in the driveway, dirty kids, and a bare pantry.... but I'd just tell my wife. "Be thankful you have a husband." I might be apt to "lose some business". 

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:09am

The whole reason why I wrote, "don't agree.  It's your choice", is because I can't see criticizing an organization for trying to do something to extend their appreciation.  No matter when you schedule something, it will shut some people out.  No time can be perfect.  Now saying that, a possible suggestion was brought up about doing some things at other times in the season.  Maybe those who feel strongly about this should call Scott Sproat.  It might lead to something a little more fair.  Who knows?  It may be worth a phone call.

I still stand by my opinion that we are pretty darn lucky to have a franshise, owners, a building to be proud of , and the history and tradition that the Komets bring to Fort Wayne. We know that there will be a next season here in Fort Wayne, playing in a league that will not go dark.

Maybe I'm naive, but as a season ticket holder, I'm expecting a good team providing entertainment at an affordable price.  Other than that, I don't hold the Komets to a higher level of expectation. I'm not going to apologize for that feeling.  I also stand by my thoughts of so many other cities who have lost their franchises and would love to have our "problems".

JR1 and JM, you are both very smart people, whom I enjoy reading. If you can get the Komets to do more, then I encourage you to let them know. I will celebrate with you.

Hope evrything is OK with both of you and let's get two wins this weekend.