1. There's a bunch of stuff coming over the next three days in the paper that I hope you'll like. At least I had fun writing it (and truthfully, isn't that the only thing that really matters? LOL).
2. All those who questioned the Komets keeping eight veterans, here's some crow. Daniel Goneau and Bruce Richardson missed practice today with the flu and a couple other players have it as well. Knowing those two, they'll still try to play, but it will be interesting to see what the decision is because flu can spread on a bus over a weekend like a rumor on this blog. If they aren't careful, this could affect the team for weeks.
3. Here's what the lines and pairings look like right now, according to coach Bingham.
Daniel Goneau, Bruce Richardson and Jonathan Goodwin and Matt Syroczynski, J.C. Ruid and Bogdan Rudenko are pretty much set.
J.F. Labarre, Martin Gascon and Pascal Morency and David Hukalo, Kelly Miller and K.J. Voorhees with David Besner extra. I wonder if there's any UHL team with that much depth up front. We'll find out Friday.
The defensive pairings right now are Mario Larocque and Guy Dupuis, Mike Dombkiewicz and A.J. Bozoian, Kevin Hansen and Arthur Kiyaga with Jonas Gabrielsen extra. Goaltenders are Kevin St. Pierre and Dan McWhinney.
Now the flu may mess all of this up.
4. A couple of the promotions for this season caught my eye, especially for the kids. They will have a chance to ride along on Icy's four-wheeler (is that Eagle Rider?) by signing up at Windows, Doors and More in Northcrest, and Clancy's Classic Cafe is sponsoring "Take a Komet to school.'' How cool is that? There's more information on both at komets.com.
No, sorry, there's not a Take a Komet to work promotion. Yet.
And I hear the Scoop Guys are going to have even more incentive to hit me in the press box. This year they're going to be tossing something fans can redeem in the building for some goodies.
C'mon guys, show me what you've got.