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Tailing the Komets

Officially suspended

Mike Vaskivuo and Mickey Lang have been officially suspended, and Jeremy Gates has been activated from injured reserve. When asked for a comment before the game, Komets coach Gary Graham said, ``That's a David question.''


Fri, 12/27/2013 - 6:10pm

SINKING SHIP !! I'm going to spend my $$ on high school basketball tonight. I'm done with boring Komet games. It kills me because I have been going for 40 years.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 6:20pm

Can anybody get along in this organization?!!! This is embarrassing. Has this much turmoil ever happened in the previous 61 years?

Blake Sebring
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 6:34pm

96-97 was a whole lot worse than this.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 11:09pm

Looks like everyone involved are going to be pretty tight lipped on this one.

Blake Sebring
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 11:10pm

Not everyone. :)

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 11:29pm

Blake, do you have info?

Mike in Toronto
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 11:43pm

Just this one more time. I won't come back again I promise.  Blake will you tell the whole story?

Blake Sebring
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 11:51pm

Mike, I hope you know me well enough to know that I always tell what I know and can prove to be true. I also won't do it with unnamed sources, because I simply don't think that's fair. It's a hockey team, not a national security issue. If people want to say something, they ought to be grown up enough to do it under their own name.

I may never have all the information to be able to tell this entire story, but the story I'm going to tell is one of the strangest I've seen in a long time. That said, it might just confuse the issue even more.

And I really hope you don't leave.

Mike in Toronto
Sat, 12/28/2013 - 12:27am

Fair enough Blake.  You know me fairly well also.  I knew these guys quit at 11:00 am this morning in my office in Mississauga. I waited to see how long it would take for the story to get around.

The BS about they didn't fit in and the rest is really getting old , don't you think? Are people really that naive to think that this is two guys that just pulled the sail for no reason?

Now, a flash, a great guy and a good friend of mine did a little work in your City. Apparently, it wasn't enough and he was forced to seek other opportunities. I have only commented where I believe the current "management" may have made a small mistake. By and large I have been supportive of the team because I am a Komet fan. I wear my (paid for) stuff proudly.

However, let's get real here, this is not another "they didn't fit in scenario". These guys quit, like everyone who has had dog dirt working conditions and were mad as H E double hockey sticks. I will bet there are a few accountants or other professionals out there that walked on their "team" along the way also. Do I condone it? No. And the other players on the team are seeing an opportunity right now. The same as when the accountants out there left their posts.

You can't just turn your backs on this and say "good riddance"

Yes, we beat the 17th or fwhatever  place team tonight, with the guys that buy into the program. But who are the guys that will buy into  the program next week?

Blake, no one wants to hear what a life long player, fan, promoter and lover of this sport has to say, unless it is exactly what they think.

So my friend, with all due respect, I will  come up to see you next time.

Blake Sebring
Sat, 12/28/2013 - 12:43am

I always look forward to it, my friend.