Whew, I bet the Komets are happy about this. For the first time since I've covered the team -- and that goes back to 1997 -- they will have a sleeper bus this week, coach Al Sims said.
Just in time, since they play at Dayton on Thursday, at Evansville on Friday and at Independence, Mo., on Saturday.
Having ridden the bus on long trips with the team before, I can assure you that being able to actually lie down and catch a nap will help the Komets.
- Click here to read today's story on the Komets' power play.
- Sims said he wasn't sure whether defenseman Danko Mironovic would be back for Thursday's game.
- I went to the Red Wings' 3-2 victory over Phoenix last night, which was interesting because it ended in overtime with a delayed penalty coming and the extra attacker assisting on the goal. But before the game, they actually had a hat giveaway, and let me tell you, I don't see those often in the NHL anymore. However, and this is what I thought you might like to discuss, the hats were sponsored by Miller Lite (there was a tiny logo) and only those younger than 21 could get one. Could you imagine the Komets having a giveaway that kids weren't eligible to receive?