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Pregame primer

The is an air of dismay around the Komets tonight, heading into their game against the Evansville IceMen.

The Komets have lost 5 of 7 games, so the fans aren't happy, management isn't happy and the players are befuddled.

With a crowd of about 10,000 expected, if the Komets don't get up for this game, there's no hope for them.

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  • Here is the lineup for the Komets' Legends, who will play at Toledo on Sunday: John Hilworth, Bob Phillips, Martin Burgers, Dale Baldwin, Doug Rigler, Carey Lucyk, Ron Leef, Bobby Phillips, Brandon Warner, Brian McKee, Kelly Perrault, Kelly Hurd, Kevin Bertram, Larkin Saalfrank, Doug Teskey (who will play for both teams), Adam Lewis, Dan Price and Steve Fletcher. The coaches are Chuck Adamson, George Drysdale, Reggie Primeau, Eddie Long, Robbie Irons and George Polinuk.

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