David Franke said theKomets have not talked to Justin Hodgman since last summer. He would be crazy to walk away from the money he is making in Russia to come here and play for $800 a week. He's not crazy.
They are also not talking to anyone in Europe at this time, and the deadline is Saturday, meaning they have to be here by Saturday.
CHL's Brampton Beast announced it today.
``“With a wife and 5 young daughters in Fort Wayne, it was purely a family decision for Tyler,” stated President and GM, Cary Kaplan. “We would have liked to have Tyler down the stretch, but we respect the choice that is best for him and his family at this point.''
Let's start the discussion here. How are you feeling about the Komets now?
Scott Fleming is heading back to the Komets from Worcester of the AHL, and Jason Dale and Simon Danis-Pepin are both hoping to play Wednesday in Cincinnati, meaning coach Gary Graham has some tough but good decisions to make about his lineup.
What would you do?
Let's see if the Komets come out and continue to play aggressively or if they player super-defensively in the third like they have been most of the season. They need to come out aggressively.
On this rebound goal by Chris Auger.
Justin Taylor scored on a breakaway for the Wings.
Let's start the discussion here.
Haven't heard anything yet about a Schrock suspension, but it wouldn't surprise me, and my guess is it would be for tomorrow's game anyway. The league pretty much has to respond to his actions, and the ECHL especially doesn't go for acts like that.
That said, I expect EVERYTHING to be called on Sunday as the ref tries to assert control right away. This could be the least-physical game of the year because of that.
``There was three faceoff interferences, at the same time! We got mauled beyond... I've never seen anything like that in my life of interference in the faceoff. We had guys literally getting hauled (down) with two hands around, guys pulling guys down backwards like a wrestling move. Why do you think their guys were open there? I'm talking about the blatant double, triple faceoff interference.
On the final face-off of regulation, the Komets were claiming Kalamazoo's Nick Sirota interfered with Kaleigh Schrock's attempts to get out to cover the point where Sam Ftorek was receiving the puck off the faceoff. Ftorek passed to David Pacan who blasted a slap shot on net where all three Wings forwards were surrounding Komets goaltender Andrey Makarov. The puck actually went in off the skate of Chris Lawrence who was clearly in the crease before the puck arrived.
Here's a picture where you can see Lawrence's skate in the crease.