Well, this sure is interesting.
A month after they traded star forward Jesse Bennefield to get him from Fort Wayne, the Wichita Thunder have traded defenseman Craig Cescon to Bloomington for ... wait for it ... future considerations.
Of course, this begs the question: Did the Komets have a chance to get Cescon back.
It was his loss that left the Komets short on the blue line. With the injuries to David Starenky (shoulder) and Brandon Warner (hip), they will play their season opener Saturday with only five natural defensemen and Chris Auger moving back.
Speaking of Warner, really, I'm going to get on my soap box for a moment. I understand the questioning with him, since he's been injury prone and prone to turnovers.
However, the guy has helped the Komets to three championships, can play defense or forward, is pretty affordable and lives in town. Maybe you are looking at it the wrong way; it's a luxury to have him in some respects.
But I know, you all don't like him.
Still, he shouldn't be brought in to the conversation of releasing P.C. Drouin. One has nothing to do with the other. Drouin is a forward, of which the Komets had an abundance. Warner is a defenseman, of which the Komets didn't have enough.
The biggest void Drouin leaves, assuming Bobby Chaumont and company deliver, is his rocketing shot from the blue line on the power play. Guess who the only player, other than Jamie Milam, who can deliver that shot is? Warner.
Let's wait and see if Warner even ends up playing a game -- he is in injured reserve -- before we go all nutso on this.