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  • Things to check out
    For the first time this season, the Komets aren't on top of the Eastern Conference standings. Losing three of five games will do that to a team.
  • Bad loss yields great highlights
      Even though the Komets lost 3-1 to the Greenville Road Warriors -- and lost their hold on first place in the Eastern Conference for the first time this season -- I think you will enjoy the highlights in the video here.
  • Komets lose to Greenville
    The Komets wanted their defense to improve, and it has. But the offense has disappeared.The Komets lost 3-1 Saturday to the Greenville Road Warriors, in front of 7,368 fans at Memorial Coliseum, and they’ve scored only four goals in

Not so fast on luxury tax

While a recent report in The Monitor, based in McAllen, Texas, stated there will be a luxury-tax system in the CHL next season, designed to aid some of the league's lower-revenue teams, Komets president Michael Franke said it's far from a done deal.

"Nothing has been finalized in that area," said Franke, whose Komets led the CHL with an 7,460 fans per game, 2,054 more than any other team. "The discussions will be ongoing in regards to that. Who knows where that will all end up at? That's why they have the summer meetings in Phoenix (June 10 and 11), for things like that."

With the departures of Odessa and Colorado to other leagues, and the folding of Quad City, the CHL will have 15 teams at most next season.

  • I guess I should have said the CHL will have 15 teams at most, unless some last-minute savior comes in: Click here.
  • Parris Duffus is a former Komets goaltender, but this whole list is a hoot.
  • Click here for coverage of Colorado's move to the ECHL.
  • Having gone to college in Atlanta, I'm sad to see the NHL didn't work there: Click here.
  • Can someone please explain why it's too late to realign the divisions for next season, when this season is still going on? Oy, click here.

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