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Tailing the Komets

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Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:48am

It's tough to read about Chaulk and his injuries (illnesses).  The only thing to do now is to hope that the Doctors and Specialists can find something that they have missed.  As I wrote the other day regarding Thornson's 1219 points, it seems as if we've kind of passed over Chaulk's achievement of 1000 points. Statistics are of little value when you compare them to a basic quality of life.  So, if you believe in God, remember to keep Chaulk in your prayers as I would remind you to also remember all who are in need today.


I feel sorry for Al Sims.  Sounds as if this season has been very stressful on him.  I hope the Franke's don't overreact and that Sims doesn't give up.  As David Franke said after last season, the players will be experiencing a "perfect storm".  The franchise has gone through the storm also.

Well, last Sunday we were treated to an 8-5 licking of Evansville.  Then three days later we were witness an 8-2 trouncing by Reading. Worse loss I've seen in a long, long time.  I stayed for the entire game as I wanted to watch Reading carefully.  Sometimes in life, things happen where you just want to throw your hands up and quit.  To do that now would be a waste  of an opportunity.  That opportunity is to learn from the difference of the two franchises, and seize the moment to truly use self analysis on how to bridge the gap. There isn't any better time than now, while the sting of the loss, and the memory of the two teams and their respective paths are so fresh.

A few moments ago I wrote "sometimes in life, things happen where you want to throw up your hands and quit".

I don't want Chaulk to ever quit trying to regain his health.

I don't want Sims to quit and give up his career because of a  disappointing season.

I don't want the Franke's to quit looking at the differences between a really good Reading team and the Komets.  I want them to question how they do things, and the difference of how the really successful ECHL teams do things and what the K's do.  Then honestly change, so the gap will be bridged.

Spankings are never fun.  Let's use the result of the spanking to grow, learn and never give up.  If we do that then the time taken, game, and spanking was well worth it.



Thu, 03/21/2013 - 1:57pm

Wow Alan, great post!!!

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 9:55am

WOW, quite a soliloquy.....bottom line is Chaulk should not have come back and taken up a vets spot....it might have allowed us to gain an experienced person from somewhere else....best of luck to him but his time has come

Al, your time has come as well....I do not think you were able to control your players during the year to get them to perform to their abilities....talented group that was lacking leadership.....time for a new coach and a change in leadership to match the league we are in......nice having you around thou Al....best of luck