Despite the rumor, the Komets have made no inroads into having former Komets enforcer Olivier Legault at training camp, general manager David Franke said.
While these items were well documented in my absence, I do want to go on record briefly with my takes:
Heard from Mitch Woods last night, who says he's retiring again from pro hockey. Although not from hockey entirely.
The Fort Wayne Komets announced the signing of three rookies Wednesday, bringing its preseason roster to 18.
"We've got Game," co-hosted by Justin Cohn and I, did a good 40 minutes Tuesday with CHL commissioner Duane Lewis and Komets president Michael Franke, talking about the playoff format, the relationship between the CHL-IHL, the schedule and more.
This week's edition of "We've got Game," the internet radio show co-hosted by Justin Cohn and Ben Smith, will feature interviews with Central Hockey League commissioner Duane Lewis and Komets president Michael Franke.
David Franke comfirmed to me today that Matt Syroczynski is retiring, at the tender age of 27.
From Australia, a few comments from Nick Boucher, pretty much confirming Komets general manager David Franke's assessment that he's happy to be back in black-and-orange:
Local favorite Kaleigh Schrock and a significant piece of two Komets' Turner Cup teams, Mathieu Curadeau, have agreed to terms.
The Central Hockey League has released its regular season and playoff format, the former not much of a surprise at all, the second frankly a head-scratcher.
Two big pieces have fallen into place for the Komets.
P.C. Drouin doesn't want to wear a uniform with anything but the Komets' logo on it, not ever again.
When the Komets traded Kevin Kotyluk to the Kalamazoo Wings for David Hukalo on Nov. 16, 2004, few could have envisioned the effect it would have for Fort Wayne.
The Komets have eight players under contract for next season. As far as I can tell, that's way ahead of anyone else in the IHL-Central Hockey League collective.
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Brian Gratz, a native of Fort Wayne and former backup goaltender with the Komets, has been hired as coach of the Dayton Gems.
Center Leo Thomas, who re-signed with the Komets today, is ecstatic to be back with the team for a third season. And he thinks he's poised for a breakout season, even with the departure of Colin Chaulk to Europe.
I haven't spoken to general manager David Franke yet, but here are off-the-top-of-my-head thoughts, in order of likelihood:
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