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Ice Chips

  • Some must-read stuff
    Komets coach Gary Graham arranges competitions within practices to determine the best breakaway players on his team. And while it's not as risqué as it sounds, one of the games is “strip shootout.”
  • Pretty great highlights
      Check out the video highlights above from the Komets 2-1 victory over the Indy Fuel in an overtime shootout at Memorial Coliseum.
  • K's douse Fuel with shootout win
    Komets forward Eric Faille left the game for a spell in the third period, after he took a stick to the face that required stitches.But he returned and it was a good thing for the Komets; he had one of their two goals in an overtime shootout,
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Man, you people are negative

Look, I'm not going to say I've been all that positive about the way the Komets have been playing. But you people have been downright brutal.

And it's way too early for it.

We aren't even halfway through the season. The Komets are two games above .500. They have had a slew of injuries all season long. They are only six points out of first place in the division. The schedule has been horrific.

This is not 2010-11. That season, they were in last place ... until February. And they still made the playoffs.

I'm not saying there aren't problems. The Komets desperately need upgrades on defense and another forward.

But a little perspective is in order, I think.

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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