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Skalde hot

Now we know why Jarrod Skalde abruptly resigned his post as coach of the Bloomington PrairieThunder -- to take over as coach of Cincinnati in the ECHL.

I don't blame him. Cincinnati has won two championships in the last three years.

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The big question is, how much due diligence did the Cyclones do? Did they dig into the monumental collapse of the PrairieThunder last season that most -- including myself -- can't believe didn't cost him his job with Bloomington in the first place?

I am very interested to see if moving to the ECHL gives him the resources for more success, or if we see more of the same from a Skalde-coached team: Light on talent, high on work ethic ... until the final month of the season.

Click here to read what The Pantagraph in Bloomington had to say.

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