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Avs, Komets End Affiliation

It has been rumored for weeks, but now made official on Tuesday that the Colorado Avalanche and Fort Wayne Komets are parting ways. At least it is being confirmed by the Fort Wayne side.
“Fort Wayne is looking for more roster control and flexibility,” Komets general manager David Franke said in the statement issued by the team. “Colorado understands this philosophy, and the Komets understand Colorado must develop players. Roster stability is very important to us and our loyal fan base. We expect less turnover and more continuity in our game night lineup.”
— The Journal Gazette
The hot rumor is that the Avalanche and Colorado Eagles (ECHL) will announce an affiliation agreement on Wednesday.