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O'Connor re-signed

So, who is on the hot seat after unmercifully long pregame?

OK, that has to be some kind of record. The Komets' pregame ceremonies lasted 45 minutes. I will admit, the "iC/DC" video was spectacular, albeit long.

Who knew how much Kevin Bertram looked like Brian Johnson until tonight?

The big news out of the ceremonies was the announcement that Sean O'Connor has been re-signed for the Komets. I don't have the details yet. But I imagine that means someone will be cut tomorrow.

So, there are a couple of players who had better play well -- namely, in my opinion, Evgeny Saidachev, Kaleigh Scrock and Tomas Klempa.

I'm sure O'Connor didn't come cheap.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at