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Icy D. Eagle got dissed

I've had a little more time to look at those Best of the Best awards announced today and there are some snubs, if you're a Fort Wayne fan. (Here's the full breakdown of voting.)

  • Nick Boucher didn't make the list of best goaltenders or most valuable to team?
  • The Komets didn't make the list for best on-ice promotions?
  • Icy D. Eagle didn't make the mascot list?
And here are a couple of others that jumped out at me ...

  • How did Bloomington's Vladimir Nikoforov not make the best playmakers?
  • Wichita's Matt Robinson is an MVP candidate but made the list for most underrated? Huh.

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