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Shots at K's unnecessary

In the wake of the collective bargaining agreement being ratified by the Central Hockey League and the players' association, did you notice the shots doled out toward the Komets?

Click here and here.

Here's the problem with the ideas that the ability to have as many as eight veterans is either the fault of the Komets, or going to be an advantage for the Komets: They have only three veterans right now.

Those veterans are P.C. Drouin, Guy Dupuis and Leo Thomas.

I'm not saying the Komets aren't pleased with the ability to sign that many veterans, but I honestly don't see them going out and signing more than one more this season, and that would be Konstantin Shafranov. And he would just play a smattering of games.

In the end, I just think it's funny sometimes how people look for reasons to lambaste the Komets, even when they haven't done anything to deserve it ... yet.

  • Make sure you vote in the poll -- click here -- on what Kevin Reiter should put on his goaltending mask. I'm pushing for Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne.
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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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