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Tailing the Komets

Komets sign Jamie Schaafsma


Tue, 08/18/2015 - 5:36pm

great addition!  but i sure am confused by the invite to camp of leo thomas. guy lost the desire years ago and just went thru the motions when he was here last.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 6:24pm

I'm not really sure what to think about all of this.  Jamie Schaafsma fills out the center role, has some size (6'2") and still can put the puck in the net (17 goals).  He adds to the veteran list and I'm not too concerned with his signing.  But Leo Thomas...?  He was the winner of the "Mr. Hustle" award for the 08-09 season....and that may have been the last time he hustled.  What I remember is a guy who, after his shifts, would lollygag back to the bench.  What in the world did the K's see in him that would even extend him an invite??  Who knows about McLean?  He's 6'9".  At least that's something.


They still need Martin (and probably two more forwards that can score).

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 6:49pm

Schaafsma is a very good signing and a good guess will be wearing the "C"    Very good leader. Not Chaulk but Chaulk- Lite.  Quasi -Chaulk      Excellent pick up IMO


Tue, 08/18/2015 - 8:05pm

considering that we might get two forwards and two d men and a goalie from colorado, id say our roster looks pretty good on paper   which i realize doesnt mean a thing.  my opinion as to what we need are a couple guys who are drop the glove types. need some  protection.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:11pm

They just did. The 6'9" goalie McLean from Pensacola will clean house. Lol

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 6:25am

Really? Leo? Come on!  

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:04am

I feel we can say we have two solid lines now. With the help of San Antonio and all the other players we have signed, three solid lines. Defense looks stellar. Nagle is back. What more do us Komet fans need?

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:05am

I remember back in 08-09 when I heard that Leo Thomas was seen practicing with the Komets.  (Actually, I think it was someone on this blog who posted it).

It was an exciting development because I thought Leo Thomas was a pretty good player at the "AA" level.  In fact I remember Tim Hoke always praising Thomas' play against Fort Wayne.  He was right.

I wasn't disappointed.  He added to the quality of that team.  (In fact, I remember how excited he was, and also how excited his girlfriend was, when he scored his first Komet goal.  It's odd how that moment has stuck in my mind).  Bloomington's coach let him go when he brought on another veteran, and I always wondered what the situation was that led to his release.  (Was the coach Derek Moore or Jason Skalde)?

As time passed his hustle diminished with it.  Most times his lackadaisical actions getting off the ice were just too much...and it was ironic that this same player had won the "Mr. Hustle" award after the 08-09 season.

I'm a Komet fan, and I'll root for whoever is wearing the colors, but I'm very surprised that the K's have invited him to camp.  If he makes the team, I'll be very leery, wondering when his hustle will be replaced by laziness.

I have been figuring the K's would sign at least two more veterans.  This wasn't the path I was expecting them to take.

Veteran Schaafsma...OK.  Fills a lot of needs on the ice and off the ice also.

Veteran Thomas?  Not so much.  The Komets are either hoping to find lightning in a bottle or are dangerously close to their salary cap.

Blake Sebring
Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:35pm

Get off your high horses. It's a training camp invitation, not a signing. They are going to be bringing 17 forwards into camp and that doesn't even count the San Antonio guys. 

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:37pm

While Schaafsma..signing is ok..have to question Leo one

However. .I feel both r toooooo..old..I was thinking guy's in their late 20's..these guys could or should be retired. ...hmmmmm

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 1:03pm

"Get off your high horse!" Seriously Blake? 

When I was young, My mother would tell us kids to "Gett off your high horse" Because we were whining<moaning and groaning> about something that we didn't feel was right. Alan is not wining. He's giving us his opinion on a signing the Komets made. 

Now if you want me to get off my high horse, then that's not gonna happen because I will ride my high horse to the Superbowl in San Clara. LMAO Go Colts!!

Bears rule the regular searson!!! :)

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 1:08pm

AAAAANNNDDD Brandon Marino signs with Brampton to play for that Chaulker guy. lol

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 1:31pm

Marino..Auger..Thorne...Chaulk...sounds like a Komet subsidiary? ???

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 4:23pm

 It hasn't been on Elite Prospects yet.  Marino would be a nice signing for Chaulk.  He's building a roster, isn't he?