Forget the plus/minus rating, Bobby Phillips has been solid on defense for the Komets lately. Think about all the shot blocking he's been doing.
Read this story for more -- click here -- and pick up Saturday's Journal Gazette for our comprehensive preview of the Komets' first-round playoff matchup against Bloomington.
- Hey, finally a reason for all those teams bolting pro hockey for the North American Hockey League has been found: Click here, and I expect you to comment on it.
- Wow, there are homers, and there's Bill Althaus, who wrote of Rob Nolan: "He also came to the Missouri Mavericks to help the second-year team win a CHL championship. And believe me, he will not fail in that endeavor." Those are big words, considering Missouri had the fifth best record of 18 playoff teams. By the way, Missouri ended up losing its opener 2-1 to Wichita.
- The off-ice issues continue in Bloomington: Click here. If that market goes to the American Hockey League, well, good luck. See what happened in Quad City.
- For a breakdown on the PrairieThunder's goaltenders, click here.