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Tailing the Komets

Thought this was interesting


Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:51am

It's always interesting to hear some of the details of the amount of money behind other teams around the league.


Fastest way to make a millionare? Have a billionare buy a sports team...

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:05pm

While the story, itself, was very interesting, I hope you all had a chance to read the comments section.

Concessions, the history of the parking lot all were familiar.

I'm not sure where moving to the IHL came from.  Last two comments mentioned moving into the IHL.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:19pm

Speaking of South Carolina...when are we going to learn more about this "trade" for Brock Higgs?

Specifically, who or what in return...and when or (gulp!) if he reports?

Just in passing...it's kind of interesting how Allen has been handled by Indy and Kalamazoo.  Sure muddles up some of those strength of schedule theories.

Blake Sebring
Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:56pm

Did you read Sunday's story, Alan? Some of your answers are there. 

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:28pm

I can't imagine there's a story or comment on this blog that Alan doesn't read, he's a very informed and knowledgable blogger.

Blake Sebring
Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:38pm

The kid drove up to Wheeling to watch his new team play. I'd say that's a pretty good guess that he's going to report.

From a Komets' press release:

The Komets announced Monday that forward Brock Higgs has been acquired from the South Carolina Stingrays for cash.

Higgs, 22, started the season appearing in 11 ECHL games with Reading (1g, 3a) before joining South Carolina for nine games (3g) through Jan. 11.  The Kingston, Ontario native made his pro debut last season skating 16 AHL games with Worcester scoring three goals and adding three assists. 

Higgs also completed his four-year collegiate career last year with R.P.I. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) where he earned the Rookie of the Year Award during 2010-11 and led the Engineers with 23 points his second season.   Last season Higgs ranked second on R.P.I. with 30 points and completed his college stint with 91 points (27g, 64a) in 137 games.

The Komets also announced Monday that forward Phil Bushbacher has been placed on waivers.  Bushbacher had one assist and 12 penalty minutes in eight games with Fort Wayne.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:30pm

Stingray story about cash woes= we got Brock for "cash". It is king Alan. Remember the old days when a player got traded for a washing machine!  Looking forward to watching him skate. Blake you need to stop doing feature stories on players. Seems you give them the kiss of death.. or release in this case.  Very fine article on Esposito... gone. Bushbacher...gone. There are a few others. Please dont do an article on Embach...

Makes you wonder how frugal the South Carolina management has been with expenses. Knowing you have a cash cow behind you. Kind of sums up some political spending these days.  Spening somebody else's money.. 

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:51pm

Sunday's story?

There aren't any "Tailing the Komets" threads dated for Sunday.

I've got to confess that I didn't see any story on Sunday.  Did something appear in the other paper?  I take both papers, and if something appeared in the Journal that would answer my question I would have left my comment off of here.

While the report of Brock Higgs was mentioned, and his acquisition was listed in the ECHL transactions, not much further was given.

Also, just so the playing field is level.  The ECHL transaction page listed the Komets as claiming Michael Neal.  Kalamazoo was awarded him, so the ECHL transaction page is like the rest of us, not perfect...and we all remember what happened last season when Rutherford refused to report.  By the way Rutherford was traded just recently.

But... I'm glad he is coming here.  I feel sorry for Bushbacher.  But I think the Komets improved the roster.  Especially when the only thing it cost them was cash.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:08pm


Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:41am

Thanks, Eric.  But when I typed it in, it says it has been moved  to another site.

I wish I could find it.  I'd like to read it as I'm curious about it and am wondering how I missed it in the first place.

But again, thanks anyway.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:14pm

Try copy/paste... less chance of error. or if your in google chrome...  highlight the link > right click > go to http....

I just tried it and it works.