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Smith chimes in

Links from around the leagues

Here is what ran in the print edition of The Journal Gazette, on the future of the IHL and Central Hockey League: Click here.

Columnist Ben Smith just chimed in on his blog.

I seem to be the only one cautioning against the use of the term "merger," so we'll see how it plays out.

Here's coverage from around the C-I-HL:

Quad City Times.

Quad Cities Online, which has had the most breaking stuff outside of Fort Wayne. They also have this.

Bloomington Pantagraph.

Flint Journal.

Port Huron Times-Herald.

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