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Update on Sims, more

General manager David Franke said the Komets have yet to "finalize" anything, as it pertains to the coaching situation. So coach Al Sims, who won championships in 1993, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, remains blowing in the wind.

Franke said it could be a couple weeks before the team makes an announcement.

Don't fret, though; I think it will be much sooner.

In other news ...

Click here to read more on Trenton folding.

Looking for the players the Komets should pillage immediately (or when signings are allowed by the ECHL) from the Trenton roster??

The top unaffiliated players on the Titans were: Jacob Cepis, Stephen Schultz, Andy Bohmbach, Mike Ulrich and (hint, hint) Eric Baier.

And if you are wanting to read more on the potential Indianapolis team, click here. It's funny how often people ask me about Indianapolis -- when/if it will happen -- and I just don't have much to tell you beyond the annual rumors. But I can tell you, even from afar, it's clearly a divisive issue on whether there should be professional or junior hockey there. From the people I speak to on it, though, pros is the preference. But I'm sure another reporter would have another take.

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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