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Connecting the dots

This is just theorizing on my part, though I know some readers have already connected the dots with this idea.

The ECHL's Wheeling Nailers are up for sale.

The Komets are contemplating moving to the ECHL.

One of the big stumbling blocks to the Komets joining the ECHL in the past has been the six-to-seven figure expansion fee they would have had to shoulder, which was waived by the CHL.

So, couldn't the Komets buy the Nailers and just take over their spot, thereby saving some money? Just a thought.

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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