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Tailing the Komets

Boucher will start Saturday

Before Friday's Game 4, Komets coach Al Sims went to Nick Boucher and asked him if he wanted to start again in Flint. Boucher said, no, give Timmy a shot, so Tim Haun played in Game 4 and was brilliant. Sims then said Boucher will start Game 5 Saturday in Fort Wayne. I talked to Haun after the game and he said he was fine with that. In fact, everybody seems to be fine with it.

Al Sims: ``There was never any doubt. I'm not afraid to play Timmy in any situation. He's the Goaltender of the Year. He's played tremendous all year for us. For me not to have confidence in putting Timmy in would be a crime for me. You can't be afraid to play guys in situations like this. You know that Timmy has the character. I thought he was going to get a shutout tonight. He was that excited about playing and that focused.''

On Boucher: ``He hasn't had luck in this building. The last five games he's lost, he doesn't have good karma here, whatever you want to call it

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Dave W.,
Fri, 05/14/2010 - 9:43pm


Fri, 05/14/2010 - 9:51pm

Tonight in my opinion was the icing on the cake.....3-peat in the waiting....

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 10:01pm

Al Sims just proved in those quotes why he is a heck of a coach and why Boucher is a team player. That is something the fans don't get to see how the inner workings of a locker room works, how a coach talks with the leaders of his club to make decisions, and how a team comes together and has each others "back". I love that stuff, as you well know Blake. How I would love to "shadow" Al Sims for about a week to watch how he works and communicates with his players, how he sets expectations of them, and how those Vet's work with the younger guys. Good stuff there Blake..

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 05/14/2010 - 11:27pm

To me, I think it proves what a great teammate Haun is. GOTY and he is not hanging his head and whining for not playing when Bouch plays no matter what. Then he goes in tonight and plays incredibly. This is a great team.

jon m.
Sat, 05/15/2010 - 12:24am

glad to see haun get the start tonight.hats off to you tim great job and rest of komets. lets put this thing away saturday night.

Sat, 05/15/2010 - 7:11am

So would it be safe to assume that Haun will get the start in Flint for game 6 should the the Gens win tonight??? Sort of a reversal of fortunes......

Sat, 05/15/2010 - 9:37am

By the way the article read I would say yes JR. Funny how things swing around sometimes isn't it?

Of course ideally there won't be another game in Flint this season...........................