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Tailing the Komets

Schaus recalled.

The Norfolk Admirals have recalled defenseman Nick Schaus from the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets, Admirals Assistant General Manager Bob Ferguson announced today.


Schaus, 5-foot-10, 200-pounds, has appeared in nine games with the Komets, posting four assists and four penalty minutes. He is tied for the team lead in assists by a defenseman and is tied for second in points by a defenseman.


A 26-year-old native of Orchard Park, New York, Schaus has appeared in 126 career American Hockey League games between the Worcester Sharks and Syracuse Crunch, netting eight goals and 30 points with 78 penalty minutes. In 19 career ECHL games between the Komets and Elmira Jackals, Schaus has recorded one goal and nine points.



Sun, 11/11/2012 - 8:36pm

So are they going to send someone back down to us? Or are we going to the waiver wire? Or call up one of the guys we had in camp earlier?

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 8:39pm

one word    starenky!

Blake Sebring
Sun, 11/11/2012 - 8:40pm

Well, they could let Hayes play defense, his natural position, but I don't know the answer at this time. I will try to find out Monday or Tuesday. I've got to concentrate on the HS basketball tab tomorrow so it may not get done until Tuesday.

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 8:41pm

On his way to Ontario.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 11:46am

Chuckitt, you were kidding, right?  Even if Starenky wasn't already claimed, he is not the answer.  He is a penalty waiting to happen and this team needs to stay out of the box, not bring in someone  like him.

The Komets need to find an "offensive" defenseman.  One who can play the point on the powerplay so Chaulk doesn't have to.

I would make a call to Frankie DeAngelis.\

The insurance industry can't be that glamorous or exciting, can it?



Tue, 11/13/2012 - 4:31pm

not gonna find an offensive d man this late and i really dont think frankie can keep up in this league. move hayes back to d and put starenky on a wing. only a fill in till someone gets moved back down.

Blake Sebring
Tue, 11/13/2012 - 6:17pm

I agree. They need to develop an offensive guy like Kishel or Nycholat, which takes patience, but it usually the best way to make it happen. Look how far Maggio has come. Look how far Frankie improved.

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 1:18pm

Chuckitt, Blake.  My comment about DeAngelis was made tongue-in-cheek.  ( Although I do think David Franke should stay in touch with him periodically).

What encoursaged me to come back with another comment was chuckitt's thought about DeAngelis' shortcomings for this league.  Not quick enough?  Really?  Really?  At the time of his decision to give hockey up, it was and still is my belief that DeAngelis was the consumate ECHL player.  Young, fast, a  defenseman that could play both ends of the ice,  excelled on the point during a power play, a former  all star in the CHL,  and popped in 18 goals last year.

Please, and either one of you can feel free to answer this question.  If DeAngelis was a guy that couldn't play in the ECHL, then why did the Franke's give him so much time and latitude to make his decision and actually hold up some signings on the team until he ultimately decided to retire??

Doesn't sound like they thought he couldn't play in this league.  Does it sound that way to you?

Sure, I agree that it is real difficult to find someone now.  It would be nice to develop an offensive defenseman from someone presently on the roster, and Frankie did kind of show up out of nowhere, but the Franke's know plenty of agents, plenty of coaches, have contacts in Europe and other leagues, so I would put my "feelers" out and not give up because it is hard to do.