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More on Hodgman suspension

WANE has video of the Justin Hodgman slash on Nick Lindberg from Sunday. Click here to see it.

It resulted in a two-game suspension for Hodgman, who leads the Komets in playoff scoring with three goals and six points.

Upon first watching this, I thought, it wasn't as bad as I'd heard. But then I watched the replay, in slow motion, and it's pretty bad.

I don't know that I buy the comparison to Tim Haun on Derek Patrosso during the regular season, but this was worth something. I don't have a huge problem with the two-game sentence. Hodgman has to be smarter than this.

There are some stories out of Port Huron, Komets president Michael Franke said, that Lindberg was having trouble walking after the game. But I guess we won't know the extent of that until tonight's Game 4 at McMorran Arena.

  • I have gotten some e-mails from readers about what they deem to be inconsistency in punishment. Their ammunition is this hit by Mario Larocque, which drew only a fine. It's a fair point. That's a nasty hit. But I think the IHL's disciplinarian, Brad Jones, does a good job overall. That's a job in which you're never going to make people happy.
  • I tried my best to get video of the overtime goal scored by Port Huron's Mickael Bedard in Game 2, but apparently, the file was corrupted by the B2 Notworks, er, Networks. Anyone else want to bet that, if the IHL is back next season, it has another internet video provider?
  • Flint defeated Muskegon 4-1 on Tuesday night, trimming Muskegon's series lead to 2-1.
  • Speaking of the future of the IHL, trust me, you will want to listen to tonight's edition of "We've got Game." Click here to find it, or just use the radio button on the right. Ben Smith and I talked with Franke about the current series and the future of the IHL. In it, he dispelled, yet again, the myth that there is some strife between the Komets and the players' union that would prevent the Komets from joining the ECHL, Central Hockey League or American Hockey League. Also on the show, we spoke with the Pittsburgh Steelers' Trai Essex, a Fort Wayne native, about Ben Roethlisberger. Mike Rothstein of AnnArbor.com discussed the possible expansion of the Big Ten. And we had Claire Novak of ESPN.com talking about horse racing in a real fun way. It was our best show yet, so I hope you can listen. And if you missed any of the other shows, just click here.

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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