What should local hockey fans be thankful for today?
How about not having to deal with situations like this: On Wednesday, the Flint Generals' game against the Muskegon Lumberjacks was postponed because of poor ice conditions at Perani Arena.
I've heard there were about 2,000 fans there and The Flint Journal has placed the blame on the arena, not the Generals. Click here to read about that.
Certainly, things like this do happen. And Fort Wayne isn't always the model for great behavior, as evidenced by the fans pelting Muskegon players with debris last week.
But there are always these recurring problems, on and off the ice, with the Generals and Perani Arena. I'm amazed that any fans have stuck with the organization this long. I feel badly for them, and for the players and coaches who go there with the best of intentions.
But there have been some positives with the Generals, such as the play of former Komets defenseman Jake Pence. Click here to read my story on him.
The Generals are now the worst team in the IHL with a 3-11-2 mark heading into today's game at Memorial Coliseum against the Komets (9-4-0).