Starting over

July 25, 2006

Well, I’m back. Please hold your applause (kidding). Since there is absolutely nothing going on as of this moment, and I’m tired of reading all the sniping, I thought I’d start out with posting the rules again.

Here they are:

1. I’ll be making them up as I go. I’d much prefer to answer questions from you than spout off all the time. I’m sure you’d much prefer that as well.

2. I will update it as much as I can, but I’m not going to promise every day. It would help if there were plenty of questions to answer. Hint, hint.

3. I’m going to talk about all aspects of hockey, and not just limit it to the Komets.

4. I don’t pretend to be “The expert,’’ but I do think I know whom to ask when there are questions. I’ll let them be the experts as much as possible. I’m much more comfortable being the conduit.

5. I know this is probably taboo and naive, but I’d prefer if posters use their names, at least their first names. I like to know who I’m talking to, especially since you know who I am and I have to stand up to the things I write/say. I’m asking the courtesy of you doing the same. STILL WAITING ON THIS ONE.

6. Please give me suggestions on what you’d like to see here. This is for you, after all. I have plenty of other things that need doing to spend time mouthing off, and I’m guessing no one wants to read me preach.

7. If you have any Komets history questions, I’ll do my best to answer them, and I think we can have a lot of fun with those. I might even start some kind of trivia contest later if you are interested.

8. Quit calling each other names. You all have the same primary interest, for gosh sakes.

9. If you haven’t gathered yet, I’ll win all arguments because I’ll cheat. Suddenly your posts will magically disappear if I feel it’s necessary.

10. I make all the rules and they can change whenever I feel like it. Bwa-ha-ha-ha!!! Or if someone bribes me with 1 million dollars!


38 Responses to “Starting over”

  1. Shawn Says:

    Let me be the first one to welcome you back. It has been crazy without you and quite frankly I stopped coming to this site. I hope there is more Komet related news in the near future as all fans are I am sure. Once again welcome back and thanks for restoring some sort of order.

  2. nicko Says:

    Where’d all the nonsense posts go? I cant say I miss them, but I wasnt expecting the site to look like this when I popped in.
    Just heard from my hero Dean Pantazi that Dupuis and Dombkewicz(sp?) are close to signing. I really hope thats true, and if it is, I like how the D is shaping up so far.

  3. Mark Says:


    I’m glad that Domber is in the mix, I thought he played well in his time here. I’m also hearing of other names signed or close..but they will remain nameless, because It obviously can’t be confirmed..

    Glad to see Dupuis is close to re-signing also…

  4. Jeff Says:

    Glad to hear Domber and Dupuis are close to re-signing.

    Now, hopefully, the Komets can get Goodwin and Miller signed, along with some of their draft picks like Elich, Omicioli, Larocque, Duhart, and the rest.

    A question for Blake –
    Earlier you said the Komets kind of like to tweak their uniforms for special occasions (this being the 55th year) – any word yet on what they have in mind? Hopefully nothing like Dan D. Bear, the Indiana Komets or the 50th anniversary jerseys.

  5. Komets PA Says:

    Glad you’re back Blake. Watching the blog the last few weeks was like watching Kerry Toporowski trying to do a crossover. Very painful.

  6. Bob Says:

    Blake, I hope that you enjoyed your vacation and welcome back. I think some of the gang were getting restless with the lack of any news, the weather, etc. and got a bit carried away…..I know, I’m not innocent either….(though I did get a good laugh out of some of the postings!) I have an idea for your consideration……how about asking us what kind of special events, promotions, etc. the team should have to celebrate its 55th anniversary.

  7. JR Says:

    Can i still use my initials….lol

  8. JungleMonkey Says:

    Boy am I glad that you guys didn’t try to involve me in all of that tom-foolery. Are we too assume that Hit Somebody is serving a lifetime ban?

    Good to see Dupuis and Domer could be on the way.

  9. IndyKomet Says:

    Welcome back……GO KOMETS!

  10. Rich Says:

    Welcome back Blake! Hopefully we will start hearing about the lanslide of players that are going to sign. Has anyone heard if we offered Duhart a contract or if the K’s think they can sign him?

  11. Hit Somebody!!! Says:

    Welcome back Super Fan…Jungle Monkey has been saying for days how he felt so lonely without you. Funny thing is…my legal name is Hit Somebody…MAN!

  12. Hit Somebody!!! Says:

    I will surely miss the OHIC…what a great hockey news source that was. I just found out that Pokey Reddick retired. How can we live without that kind of up to the minute news?

  13. Lets Fight! Says:

    I was on OHIC and read a rumor that Fort Wayne IN. was getting a minor league hockey team. Is there any truth to that?

  14. Hoss Says:

    Happy your back Blake, happy the topics from the last week are gone, happy to hear a few guys who are close to coming back, I hope nicko is joking about Dean Pantazi being anyone’s hero, and “glad” to see it only took a few hours for more crap to find it’s way back on the blog!

  15. Hit Somebody!!! Says:

    Ok Hoss…I got ya….lighten up….it was a joke…you guys can have your serious little discussions now. I think everyone got in on the silly fun last week. It is over. We can all be assured that it will be back to serious boring debate about important topics for the next several months as we all speculate on who if anyone the Komets might sign….geesh.

  16. Tony E Says:

    Welcome Back Blake!
    I hope everyone is safe and they catch that nut job on the highways!
    Domber sure turned heads from when he first became a Komet. Remember how everyone (myself included) was so worried/curious about why he played for so many teams.
    I think it just goes to show that some guys need to try a few times before they find a situation that fits.

  17. Burgee Says:

    Welcome Back Blaker Lyrics

    (best read thinking of the song and rhythm of the welcome back kotter theme.

    Welcome back,

    Your blog comp($) was your ticket out.

    Welcome back,

    To that same old place that you cringed about.

    Well the names haven’t changed since you posted around,

    But those bloggers have remained and they’re turned around.

    Who’d have thought they’d need ya (Who’d have thought they’d need ya)
    Here where we need ya (Here where we need ya)

    Yeah we tease SuperFan a lot cause we’ve got him on the blog, welcome back,
    Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.

  18. Hoss Says:

    Someone has too much time on their hands…

    (But it was nice tring to remember how the song went.)

  19. Ashley Says:

    Blake, Do you know what other players they are trying to get signed? Or at least from last year? I’m still hoping they will sign Miller.

  20. Rich Says:

    Hit, I’m glad to see your idea of silly fun is mocking someone until the rest of want to vomit. I can deal with a few comments back and forth, but I do believe that you and a few others took it a bit too far with the hounding of Komet Warrior. I usually enjoy logging on and reading over the blog, but that was ridiculous and not alot of fun to read. Hopefully we will have some hockey or some other news of interest to talk about so we don’t have to drift back into that conversation.

  21. JR Says:

    Well I’m glad its a free country so you dont have to read any post that you dont want to…. Just like Blake is free to place any restrictions on his blog that he wants to… Its always easy to stand up and chastise someone after someone else has done it first. That comment should have been made a week ago if you truly thought it was that bad…

  22. Jungle Monkey Says:

    Well said JR. I mean if Blake was going to yell at us…. why did he start the topics? Did he really think that starting an OHIC topic was going to go somewhere good?… lol.

  23. ilovehockey Says:

    Welcome back Blake. We sure missed you. I hope that those rumors are true about Guy and Domber. Hopefully, we’ll see more signings real soon.

  24. Tony E Says:

    While I wasn’t all to much of a fan of what the blog became the last week either, I (and being on vacation it is possible I missed something) don’t remember KW ever complaining. To me, this was two “anonymous” folks behind a keyboard doing what folks do (well, when they are afraid their wives will catch them doing anything else)
    Believe me I don’t bother with the ITB or ITC boards because of some of the BS I have read there. What happened here, while not the best thing wasn’t that bad. I think if KW had come out and said he was truly offended people here would have stopped. He wasn’t the only one attacked last week but I think everyone took it for what it was. And it gave us all an appreciation for what this blog is 99.9% of the time; A safe and fun place where everyone even is disagreement respect each other
    Off my Canadian soapbox. I picked up a Canadian grammar book so I can continue to work on the proper way to spell 😉
    Waving at you from Winnipeg. Glad they caught the kid. Shocked a little because I used to ref down in Wes-Del.

  25. Tony E Says:

    typo…even IN disagreement….

  26. Rich Says:

    Forgive me for using me freedom of speech to say things went too far. I’m all for fun and some ribbing just thought it went a bit overboard.

  27. Rich Says:

    typo–should be “my freedom…”

  28. Greg Says:

    Welcome Back Blake. Now we can get back to serious hockey talk.

  29. Greg Says:

    BTW Tony, how was the vacation? So much for the serious hockey talk.

  30. JR Says:

    And I used mine in rebuttal…..

  31. Hit Somebody!!! Says:

    Blah Blah Blah….

  32. JR Says:

    Hit, that last comment was niether boring or serious and gave us very lil to debate…..LOL

  33. DNL Says:

    Blake, you and Justin are the only ones unfortunate enough to have to post your names in here. But I’ll compromise…I’ll be changing dnlkomets now officially to just DNL.

  34. Hit Somebody!!! Says:

    I will change my name to Blakes…or maybe I will be just Hit Somebody!!!

    Is this ok with you Blakes and Mark? Oh, I should ask Rich if it is ok with him since he is now the moral police of this website. Sorry Greg…you just lost your job.

    Once again….Blah Blah Blah.

  35. Greg Says:

    Great, now what am I going to do???

  36. Blake Says:

    Judging by my e-mail when I got back, it looks like a lot of people felt things went a little too far — on every side, so let’s just move on and talk about hockey. I’ll have something pretty big coming up hopefully before noon that you’ll all like.

  37. Greg Says:

    Hey, I know I can’t Wait.

  38. chuckitt Says:

    hey, i might even start using my real name on here!

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