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And not just about the trade

I had the pleasure to go on the In The Crease podcast with the esteemed Greg Rajan. I hope you will listen, as we covered a variety of topics, ranging from the Komets' turnaround to "Youngblood" to the Winter Classic.

Click here to get to the broadcast.

A couple of thoughts about the trade for Gerry Festa:

  • Clearly, he made an impression with his 37 saves in a 4-2 loss at Fort Wayne last Thursday. I know Festa made an impression on me.
  • I expect plenty of Festivus references when he plays.
  • I guess this means Alex Kangas' injury is pretty bad.
  • Tristin Llewellyn looked OK with the Komets but he was never going to find a spot in the lineup, not ahead of Jamie Lovell or David Starenky. I would expect the Komets to go find a rookie defenseman late in the season, just to have an extra rookie around.

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