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By the way, do you really think not having an affiliation is why the Komets are a .500 team? I know I've said it before, but I just don't see it. That argument conveys there's a lack of talent. And if there's not enough talent, how have they gotten a lead in almost every game?

And it bears noting that these "CHL guys," who some others knock, are the very guys who are playing the best for the Komets. Hello, Mickey Lang.

So, anyway, I just don't think affiliation is the reason for this.

It's about consistency, which means the players either don't have it mentally right now or the coach isn't getting the best out of them. Or both.

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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