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Tailing the Komets

This could get interesting

There were 302 minutes in penalties in Sunday's Laredo-Allen game, including Allen coach Dwight Mullins getting two Abuse of Officials Game Misconducts. Guess who's supposed to coach in the CHL All-Star Game on Wednesday?

Even assistant coach BIll McDonald got a game misconduct. The referee was Zak Blazic. What's really crazy is that this was the fifth game in a row between the teams, and there was only one penalty called during the first two periods.

You can see the box score here. there's some video on the CHL website's scoreboard

Posted in: Komets


Mon, 01/09/2012 - 9:09am

So if Dwight Mullins isn't able to coach in the All-Star game, who will replace him?

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 2:49pm

That's why I like playing the same team over and over again, at some point somebody is gonna snap!

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 3:03pm

Five straight games between these two teams? The scheduling in this league is way beyond me. Laredo and Allen are not very close to each other ( but, then again, neither Arizona nor Rapid City is close to anyone).

Talent-wise I think the CHL is fun to watch. The play is very entertaining, for sure. As a season ticket holder I find the style and quality of CHL play and players very welcome. I'm not sure how long it can last, though. The travel is just brutal and the league has left some of its franchises as "islands" with no close rivalries. Whole states, within the league footprint, are left bare primarily because of the junior leagues. Nebraska, New Mexico, and Iowa come to mind. Too bad.

Frankly I'm not all that hot about the All-Star game. A league the size of the CHL should play division vs. division, not a league vs. a franchise. Years ago the NHL played All-Star games vs. the Stanley Cup Champions and the old IHL played some All-Star games vs. the Turner Cup Champions but both leagues had only six teams, not fourteen. I'm certain that both Boucher and Smith are excited and honored to be a part of it. I only hope that no one gets hurt.

Players have some time now to get rested. I'm still not real sure that the Komets, today, don't need to improve in a few areas. Most every year, during the season, they make a move or two looking to solidify their roster. I'm curious. What area, if any, do you think the Komets need to improve? Remembering that any move could risk the "chemistry" in the locker room, what do you see as a need for this team? Is it scoring, defense, and/or goal tending? If you would make a move, what player or players would have to go?

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 3:43pm

I would still consider letting go Leo and Lovell or at least playing the IR game with those 2. I think Starenky brings more to the table than Lovell and the same from the likes of Rizk, Mele, and Thorne over Leo. Leo usually has 1-2 good shifts a game and that's it. The rest of the time he coasts on the ice and is a non factor. Rizk, Mele, and Thorne provide excitement when they are the ice, whether it's a big hit or good goal scoring chance. I still would like to see this:

Smith Chaumont Podshendyalov
Chaulk Auger Bennefield
Rizk Shrock Mele/Thorne
Henley Milam
DeAngelis Starenky
Molle Molle