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My thought always has been that one of the Komets' weaknesses is recruiting from the NCAA or the Major juniors. I mean who have they signed to play here? I can't really come up with any and if my memory is correct, those who may have come to camp ( Tim Buttery-Michigan State) get cut or go somewhere else. I suppose you could say Brandon Warner (Michigan State) but others previously commented on his limited playing time and whether his being from the neighborhood did the actual recruiting. Division III schools seem to get a lot of attention around here.
I don't want to come across like I'm demeaning Division III players. I'm not and I realize that there are very good players at all levels. Common sense demands that the lower on the recruiting scale you go, the more precise you have to be to find a "gem".
I think it's a historical fact that the Komets never had to be this focused on the top college and junior players. The leagues and veteran limits didn't require the attention to be as important as now. Thus we find it more of a challenge, I think, and I wonder how our new coach goes about handling it. We'll see.
J,M. Rizk is the last rookie to make a big impression, I think. I can't recall the school he atended but I know Puhalski was his coach and the main reason why the Komets ever knew he existed.
I see where Rich Kromm was named the new coach at Stockton and I am wondering if Colin Chaulk or Al Sims haved talked to Cincinnati regarding their vacancy?
Off the top of my head: Maggio, Rizk, Thorne, Hodgman, and Gagnon all have come from major junior programs (OHL, QMJHL)....
I would have to research for more...