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Nervousness? I'm sure

Gems's prices too high; Curadeau starring in Kalamazoo

The fans are trickling in -- I expect a sellout crowd -- for the Komets' home opener against the Bloomington PrairieThunder.

Gosh, with all the pregame festivities, it'll probably be 8:20 or later before the game actually starts.

It's really hard for people outside of Fort Wayne to understand how big the Komets are to this town, in a sports sense. Tonight is a good example of it.

And for the new players, it'll be quite an experience. Guys like Tomas Klempa, Kaleigh Schrock and Bobby Phillips probably have never played in front of 10,000-plus fans.

And don't think the opposition doesn't enjoy it, too. Do you think they'd rather be playing in front of 1,000 or so in Flint or Dayton or in front of this crowd?

  • Click here to read a good story on former Komets player Mathieu Curadeau. No mention of him lambasting Lucas Drake, unfortunately.
  • Absolutely, positively agree with this story. What are the Gems thinking charging that much for tickets. The writer's suggestion of $5 or so is right on. I would even go a dollar or two more, but those prices are ridiculous.
  • The Komets scratch tonight: new defenseman Frankie DeAngelis.

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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