* The league is reviewing the hit by Datyon's Greg Labenski against Konstantin Shafranov and a decision is expected on Tuesday. Will Labenski get suspended? I think so and I wonder if it will be similar to the five games that Brad MacMillan got last year for the Glenn Detulleo hit. Same situation.
* Scoring average in the league is down to 3.0 per team per game. Last year it was 3.54 and Bloomington was the lowest at 3.1 per game. Is that parity or good goaltending? Possibly, though I believe it's a decrease in offensive talent. I have seen solid goaltending, but I haven't seen great goaltending. I don't doubt the goaltending is good, but I haven't seen it challenged that much yet. Everybody is looking for offense. Also, call me nuts (boy, there's an opening), but I think the condition of the ice across the league could be part of this. I've seen more bouncing, rolling pucks, and that affects offense more than defense.
* Tim Haun now leads the IHL with a 2.14 goals against average. He'll be the Goalie of the Week.
* The lack of consistent points are standing out for the Komets veterans, but even moreso are all the minor penalties. They have to find a way to cut that out.
* Coach Al Sims said he thinks Blair Stayzer's shoulder won't prevent him from playing Friday, and Travis Whitehead's knee should not prevent him from playing, either. Kevin Bertram also comes off IR and will be in the lineup Friday. That means the Komets have to make some moves.
* The IHL Board of Governors is meeting early this week in Detroit. They'll get updates on Chicago and Evansville franchises, and it's the first time new commissioner Dennis Hextall gets to meet with everyone in the same room. This is the meeting they usually have in September but it got delayed to allow everyone to ramp up for the season.