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Tailing the Komets

Something to consider

This is WAY down the line, but say Norfolk continues to struggle and doesn't make the AHL playoffs. Then the Admirals could load up the Komets for the playoffs. Supposedly, I've been told that's what happened to Florida last year and it's a fairly common practice for this league.

Guys who have been here all year might be sitting during the playoffs while a bunch of new players might be playing.

How would you feel about that?


Primeval Forest Primate (Formerly JM)
Fri, 01/04/2013 - 12:50pm

Fans will lose their minds when Schrock sits so an AHL caliber forward plays. Imagine who the blame will fall on if the Komets finish with anything less than a cup. 

Marino, Rizk, Giosa, and Butler are the only "Our Guys" that have earned a guaranteed roster spot for the playoffs in my opinion. 

I love to see a line of Elkins, Caputi, and Brittain on the ice for the Komets. With the cherrypicking that Baby DAB was doing the other night, imagine what Brittain would do on that line going hard to the net. 

But what about THE SYSTEM!!??!?!....

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 2:07pm

I bet you have the perfect system in mind. Let's hear it. I bet if they just switched to whatever system you prefer...then there would be no more bad games. Wonder why all coaches don't just ask fans if they should switch systems...silly coaches. They seen to think they know what's best for their team. So crazy. the current system obviously sucks since we are in our first year and somehow are above many teams that have been in this superior league much longer than is. How dare we have a year that we adjust and get familiar with a brand new league. Is it a crazy idea for a team to have a certain system that players are expected to learn and adapt to? Or would it be realistic to scrap the system the minute a good player is sent down...regardless of how long he might be here? Would that not be confusing for the rest of the team? Or is there some universally known system that all players can easily switch to that produces big wins? If so hopefully someone has expl it ained it to Franke and Sims. Of course they might hope the person suggesting it has had experience playing it or coaching it..not just a fan with alot of knowledge.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 2:08pm

It would be a disappointment for "our" players and there would be some players that probably think should be playing, but I would rather see AHL caliber players here, makes for a more exciting playoffs and not to discredit our players but a better chance for a run at the cup. Either way I would be happy

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 3:29pm

This has been happening for years here in Fort Wayne; but instead of the Frankes going out and finding guys at the end of the season we will have an affiliate sending us guys... Those guys the Frankes found have always taken spots from guys who have been here all season, so what would be the difference?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 3:39pm

It doesn't matter who is sent here.  I want the best TEAM on the ice.  So if a group of players are sent here at the end of the season they would become new Komets.  I want the best Komet Team on the ice.

Play the System!

A Chaulk quote from earlier in the season

"If we don't play the system, when things don't go well or you start to play on your own and think you're better than that or you have an innovative idea, it throws off the other four guys on the ice. Stay with the plan, stay with what works.''

The "System" has produced Championships = It works!



Fri, 01/04/2013 - 5:12pm

Thank you for posting that hurst tech..I knew I had read something from chaulk about that but had no idea where or when I read it.

Blake Sebring
Fri, 01/04/2013 - 6:49pm

Some more quotes that pertain:

"That's what happens when things don't work," Chaulk said. "Everyone starts to think they know better than the management, the coach, than the other players, the goalies, their D partner or their wingers or their center. Everyone thinks they know better. We need to stick together and stay the course. Winners stick together and stay the course. It takes some time to drill it into people's heads, but we'll get there."

"There will be lots of times this year when we're down one goal,'' Henley said. ``We just have to respond correctly and play our system and our style and trust that those will bring us success and goals. Our system is a team effort. Everybody has to do their job, and when they do you can see how well it works because we have periods like that."

"Guys who don't buy into team systems stand out as individuals and a lot of times don't end up on the team, or you see those guys are playing on three or four teams a year," Smith said. "Guys like that travel around."

But what do those guys know? Check the jewelry.