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Tailing the Komets

Why didn't the Komets get a player in return?


Wed, 02/20/2013 - 4:48pm

Think the comments were very telling Henley was not happy sitting out and it became a distraction.  Secondly it would appear that they are not going to try to improve the scoring issues thinking their lack of scoring is attributed to puck movement from the back end???  Honestly this is another head scracther for me first they get nothing for Thorne and really got nothing for Henley other than some cash.  Not sure how this improves the club other than getting rid of a vet.  Looks like they are willing to let this line up stick and hope for help from above, not sure that is going to correct their problems.

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 6:13pm

like it or not, this is how this league works.  we have to rely on our affiliates to help us and stock us. i think all were warned of this back when all demanded that we change leagues.  on paper weve got a very talented group of forwards so now its time to put up!

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 6:32pm

Still happier than heck the Komets moved to the ECHL! 

The fans have to get onboard with the idea of an affiliated league and accept these players for what they are.  Guys who have been sent down with orders to work on a certain area or two in their game that needs work.  This is what they will do to get recalled to that higher level.  There are less veteran spots for players to stick around for a long time and those few veterans will HAVE TO PRODUCE to keep their spot.  I love it!  No more players coasting out their careers. 

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 8:23pm

Fans still need players so they feel attached to the team...no consistency of players has fans being disassociated with the team & may result in fewer fans attending games...not what Franke's and others want in the end.....views of that's the way it is may not be readily accepted by all..time will tellt6xeq

kyle hunt
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 7:23am

chuckitt is correct, it is what it is. we new it or didn't listen, now we just have to live with it and learn how to deal with all the monthly changes. Believe me i think it sux...but it is hockey.

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 12:51pm

Might as well start Deslauriers in goal Friday so he can see his defense.  He might want to start making his plans for the future.

The Franke's stating publicly there were no plans for any more trades is the wrong thing to do and the wrong message to send. The offense has struggled all year and there are two forwards who have about zero chance to score.  One is  a Komet with 51 games played, with 115 shots on goal, and a total of five goals.  The other is a Norfolk player with about half the goals as the Komet and has played in about half the games.  Probably not much you can do about the Norfolk player,  but you could with the Komet guy.  Now, admittedly, there is plenty of blame to be passed around.  Still, the stats are what they are.  This team needs offense and needs it quickly.

The "defense" isn't any better but the Komets found reasons ( whatever they may be) to trade Henley.  I'm Ok with that but you'd better be sure one or two are coming from Norfolk, or wherever, to bolster the numbers on the blueline.

The offense can't score, the defense is shoddy.  Let's see.  An offense that can't score. puts pressure on the defense.  The defense can't clear the puck from the zone, let alone clear the front of the crease puts pressure on the goaltending, and the goaltending that can't stop everything except one or two goals a game ( who could?), puts pressure on the offense.  Vicious cycle isn't it?  It does describe 2012-13 Kmoet hockey, don't you think?

It may be remarkable that this team is 26-26-1-1 after 54 games!  I mean, look at the stats.  They have scored 155 goals as a team, given up 185 goals.  They have the worst power play in the league and near worst penalty kill.  On top of all of that, they are suffering through a five game losing streak. (Reiter should be rookie of the year, MVP, and whatever else there is).

So we hear there will be no more trades?  Publicly stating it?  Really?  Really?

Every player needs to feel the "pressure" right now.  Some will say that putting more pressure on them will have a negative effect.  It could, sure, but could it really get any worse?  How much value do we put on a "relaxed" team?  The reality is that they've been relaxed all year.

Probably the only "relaxed" player is Henley. who ,at least, is out of this mess and headed for the playoffs.

For me, I'm relaxed too.  At worst I've just put down a lot of money for next season with the credit I'll receive for the playoff tickets. 

Sure not the way I had it planned.