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Tailing the Komets

Komets play 40 minutes and win

Despite a horrible first period, the Komets still had plenty of offense to beat the Bloomington PrairieThunder 6-4 at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday before 9,464 fans.

Couple of things the Komets are sure to work on this week: Penalty kill and moving the puck from their own offensive zone. They gave up five power-play goals in two games this weekend and Bloomington and Muskegon both showed the Komets need work on turnovers in their own end.

The positives: There's definitely a rivalry brewing with Bloomington. Halelujah! About time there was some bad blood with somebody. Travis Granbois got a game misconduct at the end of the game for throwing a water bottle on the ice, and Kevin Bertram got a misconduct.

Rick Varone is this year's secret weapon, sort of like Mathieu Curadeau last year. Nobody knew anything about this kid coming in, but he creates lots of space for Colin Chaulk and Konstantin Shafranov out there with his speed and his physical play. He also might have the best hands on the team.

Who does Brad MacMillan remind you of? For you oldtimers, he reminds me of Dale Baldwin in that he has yet to fight anybody who is the same height he is. Baldy never fought anybody that he wasn't looking up at, and MacMillan

Looks like Todd Robinson is fully awake now. He had another five points tonight to go with his four last night for Muskegon.

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Hit Somebody!!!
Sat, 11/08/2008 - 11:34pm

Very fun game tonight.

Don Parsons...or was that Jim Duhart?

Nice Powder Blue Sweaters for the PT. Really cool.

Can't wait to play the PT again.

MacMillan throws alot of punches... and lands 95% of them. Anyone who drops 'em with him, is looking to get pounded.

Charlie Crawford
Sun, 11/09/2008 - 12:39am

Great game, I also had a lot of fun. I brought my parents out tonight for their first game of the season, and I was worried about how things were going to go after the first period. It seemed like we were skating thru sand.

It was nice to see a rivalry growing between these two teams. Bloomington use to be kind of a boring game to go watch, and it was much better tonight.

Varone is freaking great, I agree with you Blake, he is a diamond in the rough type of find. Mike Field is looking good as well, and it was nice to see him stand up for himself tonight. I am really glad that MacMillan is on our side, that guy is a beast.

I really enjoyed watching our team come together at the end of the game, and basically tell Bloomington to get on the bus after they didn't want to leave the ice, and their bench. It was nice to see them stick together like that, and then turn to the fans and really celebrate! That was a nice moment.

It was great having Chaulker back out there. I hope that Legualt is ok with his tail bone. Any word on his return Blake?

Parsons sure was upset. LOL

Great game, and a fun time. I am looking forward to next weekend. I might go to Flint or K-zoo next weekend depending on if the wife lets me!


Jerad Shaw
Sun, 11/09/2008 - 1:32pm

This was the last chance I will get to see a game until mid to late December, and I couldn't make it. Sounds like a game that I would have loved to have been at. Blake, reports are Leo Thomas was playing a lil chippy last night. See he is more then just a one tool player!! :)

Blake Sebring
Sun, 11/09/2008 - 2:05pm

Yes, but only in the one end. ;)

Hit Somebody!!!
Sun, 11/09/2008 - 5:11pm

Leo Thomas is a Tool.

Jerad Shaw
Sun, 11/09/2008 - 6:18pm


Mon, 11/10/2008 - 12:34pm

it sure was a good thing to see our whole team stay on the ice there together, at the end of the game instead of half the team heading to the locker room. wow they (bloomington) are a bunch of cry babies and sore loosers