You can read it here.
Would someone please make sure that Colin Chaulk, P.C. Drouin, and Konstatine Shafranov read the article before the game. And, one more thing, no more "blind" backhand passes please.
Alan, Colin has been told his whole life to shoot the puck. It is amazing how play makers have a difficult time adjusting. But you are right, the article says it best, shoot more look for the garbage. I hope to catch some of the game on line, playing myself this weekend. Go Komets.
See you all there Saturday. Could be an interesting night. Go HAWKS!
Why did it take them until the middle of March to figure this out?
Well, let's wait until the weekend is over before we make the call that they've actually figured it out. Again, back to the "We'll see..." philosophy.
I agree the next two games will say a lot of there chances to catch Muskegon and pass Port Huron. They better bring the energy this weekend while the K's can feed off the 7500+ in attendance so can a visiting team and I bet Muskegon and Port Huron both love playing in Fort Wayne!
Hi, Mike in Toronto. Colin Chaulk is a player who makes everyone on the ice better also. He can handle the puck, ( in fact, when against the boards, he protects the puck with his body as well as anyone I've seen), he has a terrific shot, and is unselfish. But sometimes he drives me crazy when he passes up a quality shot and chooses to pass it instead. When the team needs more scoring I want my ass't coach to lead by example and put the puck on the net. Good luck to you in your games this weekend.......I agree, Frozen Water. The quality of the competition can really influence the success of a "game plan." We'll see. I have posted over and over all year long how much I like the forwards they have. It has stumped me all year why the offense has stumbled. O'Connor and Chewy are looking like they've found the "touch" again. That fact is huge for the K's because it is hard for another team to shut down three lines. If they don't put a serious effort in these next three games, then they never will. It's a four point game tonight.
Larry loves playing here......
I have been a Komet fan most of my life. I grew up watching Eddie Long play. HE was and is still my favorite player. I grew up in Warren, Indiana. I now live in the Dallas, Texas area. If there is anyone that has some extra Komet stuff such as posters etc. I have tried for years to get a Eddie Long trading card, but no luck. Blake Sebring is a friend of mine. I think that he is the best Komet reporter that you could have. I hope someone can help me out. Thank you . Jerry Long. Go Komets!
Allan, I think even Colin knows what you mean. It is just so difficult to change the way you have played for so long. Your observation is constructive and taken in that light. Glad the Komets won tonight, we didn't fare so well. Two more tomorrow. I didn't get a chance to catch any of the game. Was the intensity level where it needs to be for the stretch run?
Mike, they played well from start to finish. It had a playoff "atmosphere". Chaulk scored the first goal of the night breaking in on a two on one and went high to the near corner. A beautiful shot that really helped take the pressure off......tonight is Port Huron. The K's have a lot to play for tonight. 1) second place in the league, 2) avenging the loss that Port Huron put on them the last time in.
Alan, thanks for the update. Did they all shoot the puck more? The shots on net on the game sheet don't always tell the tale. There may be a lot of blocks or redirects. But as the talking heads on the NHL games say " a shot at the net is never a bad play" .... unless it is turned over. LOL.
Enjoy the game tonight.
Mike in T-The shots were there. Most were blocked by the "D". The game stat sheets says something like 27-25 K's. Most shots that got through were still quality chances. It is very obvious that Muskegon's two "stars" hate defense. They very rarely get in the defensive zones. That would be Bouchard and Robinson. Muskekon in my oppinion does not like the larger ice in Fort Wayne. They are big and not nearly as fast as the Komets. They turned the puck over a lot in the neutral zone. The Komets will need to play as good tonight because Port Huron have better skaters than Muskegon, at least I think they do.