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Tailing the Komets

Inside The Zone for Jan. 24

Posted in: Komets


Mon, 01/24/2011 - 9:19pm

Hey, I have a weird question....we were at an AHL game Saturday, and it reminded my husband and me to ask....why are all the players not allowed to skate before the 2nd and 3rd periods in the CHL? It seems like a silly rule, since they all need to loosen up and get their "ice legs" back....no other league does that that I've ever seen. I mean, I know it's a rule, I just want to know why.

Also, watching the "touch" icing was weird after seeing "no-touch" all season.....

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 9:39pm

My only assumption was that it was intended to prevent any unneeded goonery between periods, but that seems a little extreme.

Maybe its just to move things along quicker?

I've often wondered the same, though.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 10:07pm

LOL....you mean like a Port Huron player trying to run over the 9 year old Komet flag bearer, JM?

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 10:10pm

I had my money on the flag bearer in that fight anyway...

On the Glass
Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:50am

RE: Clearing our zone... it seems like our forwards are standing around...is it because the d-men are reading the "flow" late or are the forwards just not skating to space? Also, when we are in the Offensive Zone, NOBODY (repeat) NOBODY when they receive a pass, is in position to shoot.... it's like following Sergio on the PGA.....HIT IT....

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 5:48am

"the bears are who we thought they was"
Standing at the gates of 7 :)

No-Touch Icing
Tue, 01/25/2011 - 7:21am

I attribute the no-skating between periods rule to someone in corporate who knows nothing about hockey and who has no business making those rules because they're too busy counting money....then reason sets in and I figure that there's some sort of a union agreement somewhere...if that's reason.

No-Touch Icing
Tue, 01/25/2011 - 8:00am

Blogger turned movie star...


Congratulations, and good luck on future endeavors.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 10:36am

this is completely not related to this ... however .. the article about Schrock's mom ... how about an actual picture of Kathy!! as i don't believe the woman in that picture is her!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 7:20pm

BlueLineBaby, I think that's the rule in the NHL too.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 7:56pm

HitSomebody gets to work with Kevin Smith? LUCKY!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 8:00pm

Kevin who?

Did he get sent down by Columbus too????


Tue, 01/25/2011 - 8:33pm

He's a goalie...no pads are needed for him to cover the net

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 8:49pm

But you might want to run into his girlfriend in the parking lot!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 9:55pm

BLB, I don't know about the pre-period skate, I know it's been discussed before, probably at the beginning of the season.

The no-touch icing is another matter. It's one of those things that gets experimented with from time to time. It came up in discussion the other night during a Blackhawks game between Doc and the color guy. Based on what they said most of the people associated with the game (players, coaches, GM, med staff, etc.) are in favor of it.

It cuts down on injuries or aggravating injuries since most players are playing hurt by the end of the season, and unnecessary sprints when most of the time it's obvious that the icing team isn't going to get to the puck first. As one former player said, "Maybe two times a game it is a close race". Of course he was talking about the NHL.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 10:45pm

Thanks for the explanation, NoTouchIcing. Well, the attemtp....corporate stuff is always rather....well, you know what I mean!! :) I appreciate the answer.

And Steve, I was definitely not complaining or missing the no-touch icing (sort of makes a little more sense, honestly)....just saying it was odd....it's been a while since I've seen it in minor league, so it was funny. I was wondering why they waited for them to touch it....LOL.....

And Jungle Monkey....my money would have been on that flag bearer's mom.....she would have jumped the glass and kicked the crap outta Cowan. Big, tough hockey player or not. Can you just imagine? First ever flag bearer to start a bench-clearing brawl....now THAT would make national news.....good gravy, only my kid.....but he does have one heck of a slap shot. Just ask the side of my car. Saturn doors....yeah, they are dent resistant, like the ads say. Too bad they don't make them anymore!! :)

Hockey Fan for Life
Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:06pm

Prediction: komets will go 0-3 for the weekend.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 6:20am

That same game they also mentioned using something like what the USHL uses for thier no touch icing... Its basically a race to the face off circles... If the defending team gets to the face off circle first then the play is immediately whistled dead (no touch icing); but if the offensive player reaches the circle first they let them play for the puck.

Kinda gives you the best of both worlds... A race for the puck with alot of the chance for injury removed...

No-Touch Icing
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 7:17am

I do what I can BLB.

I vote for a race to the face off circles...

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 8:51am

My money is on Cowan. You may win the ensuing lawsuit, depending on what kind of waivers you signed (I'd think the league would be smart enough to cover their butts, but you never know), but in the fight, the professional hockey player wins, no matter how nutso the mom goes.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 8:58am

I dont know RK, hockey mom's run in packs so Cowan would had about 40 of them going red head crazy on him!!!! LOL

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:52am

Hahaha I still don't see any of these guys from the teams being that big of an idiot or pile of crap to lay out a kid, no matter whose flag he's carrying. Say what you want about who they are or what they may have done in the past, but there's a line in the vast majority of humans on the planet that they won't go over.

Blake Sebring
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:56am

now bloggers on the other hand...

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 11:18am

Blake must not be getting his post quota today.... Trying to stir things up...lol

Five Minute Major
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 11:22am

JR1's right, ya know. I may not be a hockey mom but if I saw my favorite flag bearer get knocked out I'd be out there too! "Red head crazy"... love it!
But yeah, I'd like to think that most of those guys wouldn't really mess with a kid, no matter how much we dislike them.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 1:49pm

I respect hockey players. They're tough enough guys. But lets not make them all physical assassins.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 5:57pm

I used to have faith in human nature. Then I read "Lord of the Flies" and it all rang too true. It's society that has evolved, not human nature. Left to our own devices, we'd still be watching lions eat people and gladiators kill one another for sport.

I'd vote for the mom, by the way. Boudicca, anyone?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 6:32pm

I hate to say it but I also think the Komets go 0-3 this weekend. And unless Evansville goes 0-fer also, this weekend may spell the beginning of the end of the season. It gets harder and harder to make up ground in the standings as the season gets shorter. Now I hope I am wrong but this is my gut feeling.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 7:44pm

I could live with the race to the face off circles.

I don't know if we'll ever see lions eating people in the ring again but gladiators, maybe 100 years max from seeing their return. The pay per view on it will be very high.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 7:51pm

check out underground fighting :)