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Rave reviews so far

On the second day of training camp at Memorial Coliseum, the mood is one of pure positivity.

Everyone seems to think this team is really going to be good.

Click here to read today's story.

I'm really impressed with how at ease new coach Gary Graham is with this team. For those who thought he would be out of his depth, I don't see that for a second.

Click here to see some photos from training camp. I don't see any fog today, so they must have the temperature at a better spot at the Coliseum.

By the way, Bob Chase, who is in his 61st season as the team's broadcaster, won't be doing all the road games. Shane Albrahani will call at least two of the long road trips -- to Las Vegas and Estero, Fla.

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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