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2012 Turner Conference finals in 10 minutes

Relive the Turner Conference finals between the Komets and Missouri Mavericks, whittled down to just over 10 minutes.

Lots to get you psyched for finals

WICHITA, Kan. -- OK, we've got lots to get you ready for the President's Cup finals, which begin tonight between the Komets and Wichita Thunder.

First of all, I put together the above video for you. It's a recap of the Komets' epic seven-game Turner Conference finals victory over the Missouri Mavericks, whittled down to 10 minutes. Enjoy.

The Komets are gearing up for a physical series on very little rest: Click here to read more.

I've got a feature on the Komets' X-factor, forward Tom Mele: Click here.

Here are the key match-ups of the series: Click here. (One thing that doesn't come through because it was a graphic for the print edition were that I gave Wichita the edge in forwards, I called the defensemen even, and I gave Fort Wayne the edge in goaltending, special teams and coaching.

I break down the series and pick a winner, in video form: Click here.

The Wichita Eagle has a preview: Click here. Some things jumped out at me in that story. First of all, the letdown that the Thunder isn't playing its rival, Missouri. I doubt they are, but could the Thunder be taking Fort Wayne lightly? Secondly, there's a lot on Daniel Tetrault, but no mention that he was on the Port Huron team that coughed up the 3-1 lead to Fort Wayne in 2010. Also, I don't know that Adam Russo verbally jousted with Nick Boucher, who pretty much didn't respond to Russo's tweets.

Bob Lutz also has a nice story on Wichita's great coach, Kevin McClelland: Click here.

The CHL put together a preview of the series: Click here.

Remember, I'll be tweeting a ton from out here: @jgkomets.

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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