Komets goaltender Nick Boucher speaks the truth.
Im sure of it.
What Boucher says is that everyone in the IHL is loading up to take down Fort Wayne this season – that two Turner Cups in a row only means the target is that much bigger on the Komets back. I know hes right. Ive seen whos on some of the other rosters around the league.
That said, Im picking the Komets again.
Im picking them for the excellent reason that until someone proves they can be beaten when it matters, they havent been beaten yet.
And if everyone else is loading up, the Komets remain plenty loaded themselves, with a solid cast of returning players who made those two Turner Cups happen. You can bet against Boucher, Colin Chaulk, P.C. Drouin, David Hukalo, et al, if you like. Not me.
So: Komets in a three-peat.
Prove me wrong, IHL.