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Cart before horse

It's a little more than two hours before gametime and they are just finishing breaking down the Saint Francis commencement furnishings.

I would expect the ice will not be good tonight.

I must say, I think everyone has put the cart way before the horse, even if the Komets have a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Presidents' Cup finals.

I do think the Komets will win, but really, the team is selling brooms, every media outlet in town is acting like this thing is over, the fans are tailgating.

Based on what I saw out of Wichita in the 7-3 Game 3 loss, I don't see the Thunder coming out all that hard. But when there's a big crowd, teams do weird things. I've seen road teams act like it was their biggest game of the season and the Komets come out tight.

You just never know.

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