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Interesting listen

I was checking out Greg Rajan's podcast with Odessa Jackalopes general manager Joe Clark -- click here to listen -- and Clark was talking about the problems with last season's team in the CHL.

"Last year, the chemistry in our locker room was not where it needed to be," he said. "We brought in some players that were not the type of players you would want to have. Without naming names, we added a few new players and you know what? They just weren't the right type of guys. We really thought, on paper, we had a better team than that 48-11 team (from the season before). If you can imagine even thinking that and we finished three games over .500 or something like that. Our chemistry was our issue last year."

It doesn't take a genius to figure out he's probably talking about a player many of you love: This guy.

Here is last season's roster. And here's the one from 2009-10.

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