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Tailing the Komets

No suspensions from Dayton game

Central Hockey League Director of Hockey Operations Jim Wiley has reviewed the video from Saturday's game between Fort Wayne and Dayton and said, ``There are not going to be any suspensions relative to the Komets/Gems game last weekend.''

Posted in: Komets


Wed, 01/05/2011 - 3:23pm

That is good news.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 4:08pm


Wed, 01/05/2011 - 6:13pm

Well that's good to hear,it will still be tough weekend,sure wish them luck.they have three key players on IR.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 6:44pm

Thats good news to hear. It seems we are short on defensemen and any suspensions would have made it worse.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 8:00pm


Hockey Fan for Life
Wed, 01/05/2011 - 8:20pm

Not surprised.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 10:02pm

I'm sorry, you probably already mentioned this, but.....who gets to initiate the review? I know it's not me (wishful thinking there...LOL), but is it a coach, an owner, or an official at the game?

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 6:49am

So then what is the reporter in Dayton going to do since he blatantly slandered Danko, saying he intentionally injured Naurato? I would sue him but that's just me. "had to be helped off the ice following a deliberate knee-on-knee hit from Danko Mironovic 72 seconds in." http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/hockey/worn-out-gems-lose-2-players-in-shootout-loss-1043604.html No other way to spin it, simple slander and the article is not marked as opinion and it's being passed off as factual. I for one have a huge problem with this.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 7:29am

Maybe Danko will go in to the pressbox.. (Does Hara have a pressbox?)...and rough the reporter up with his toughguy stuff.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 8:26am

Our Fort Wayne hero, Gratz, calling Danko a THUG. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No-Touch Icing
Thu, 01/06/2011 - 9:50am

Maybe they should get over themselves??

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 11:02am

It didn't look deliberate to me. I watched the play about 5 time. I am glad the league officials called it like it was.

Chad R
Thu, 01/06/2011 - 1:23pm

Glad 'ol Brad Jones didn't make this decision. Would have been 5 games or something like that.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 4:14pm

Do you think that they will "goon" Danko ?

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 8:14pm

Yea they will send McCue after him Saturday I would think IMO.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 11:26pm

Hopefully they will take a couple stupid penalties and we capitalize on them.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 11:41pm

Slander? Really???

Just because you dont agree with his version of the game, doesnt mean that its slander. Good luck trying to prove malicious intent to defame a persons name on that one...lol

Should he sue Justin Cohn as well, since he thought it was a hit worthy of a suspension and said as much in his blog?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 1:30am

Yeah, it's sad really that in times like these when it is harder and harder to find work as a reporter that the Dayton Daily News can't get good help. Yes, that is irresponsible reporting. If they were quoting someone from the team who felt that the hit was deliberate, the reporter should have stated that. As it is, the reporter is stating an opinion (that the hit was deliberate) rather than simply reporting the facts (that the hit happened, and the Gems wanted it reviewed because THEY felt it was deliberate). As it reads here, it actually is slander because the reporter is making an accusation that brings Danko's character into question. Not that I expect him to sue. But no, reporters aren't supposed to express their own opinions in stories. They find ways to lean stories one way or the other just from the words they decide to use, but anything beyond that can and does get them in trouble. One might have a little more wiggle room if it were a column, but this is a clearly intended to be a straight news story.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 1:42am

Of course blogs are a horse of a different color entirely. In blogs, the writer can theoretically post any opinion they wish, though they can still get in trouble for blatant slander. If the blog is sponsored by a newspaper, those in charge are usually extremely sensitive about what goes into it, because they are ultimately liable for its content. And let's not forget that even if you are doing everything right as a reporter, if a team feels you are being too negative about them, they can pull the access plug.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 1:55am

Good luck making that stand up in a court of law guys..... One word out of the whole article does not equal slander. Reporters weave opinion with fact all the time in articles these days, happens all the time. The only reason some are going crazy is because he's talking about a Komet...

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 3:15am

JR1 thanks for the journalism lesson. Wendy is correct. He used opinion in a news article where he was supposed to give the facts. I have no trouble with him giving his opinion in a column or blog but not in a news piece where the reporter should not give his opinion. But I guess in the era of Fox News is okay to be one-sided and ignorant about something and for the public to accept it as good journalism. It's sad that people are accepting this kind of trash as okay. If you think one word doesn't make a difference you should dig out an old movie called absence of Malice. It's all about slander at the New York Times.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 5:29am

Not going crazy. Just saying that putting that line in there is wrong without question. It reminds me of the reporter in Arizona who wrote the bit about the Komets trying to humiliate the Sundogs by celebrating around their goal at the end of the game. That didn't have any place in a news story either, unless they were relaying it in the context of something the team believed to be true. Both lines definitely would have earned me a thorough flogging from my old journalism teacher.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 5:34am

Too bad that line has been so blurred by the national media that local people think it's okay to put their own opinion in an article without thinking that it was inappropriate. So I don't blame JR1 for thinking there was nothing wrong with the article in question.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 5:52am

A local reporter made a statement in an article stating the Komets have turned the corner after a good 6 game stretch. Is that fact or opinion? Can you truly state they have turned the corner after 6 games when they have stunk for over 2 months?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 6:47am

The problem comes when you damage character with an opinion which has no attribution. The statement you just made has no personal or character assignation and is arguably true and what's written in a blog or a column is a much different thing that the news article which is supposed be reporting of factual information. That's the point here.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 8:20am

Wendy and kometswin you hit it right on the head. And the approach mr sebring takes is why he is highly respected and trusted within the sporting world of reporters. This is why his blog for an AA hockey team gets so much attention compared to other blogs of the same nature. Thank you blake

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 8:36am

Okay, our friendly reporter in Dayton has struck again, the headline reads: Gems plotting revenge against Komets http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/hockey/gems-plotting-revenge-against-komets-1047559.html Wow! you want to talk about a writer out of control. I notice that in his byline he is not listed as an employee of the paper but rather a contributing writer, interesting to say the least. I will say though the 'blood battle' makes me want to drive to Dayton because Chaulk will end of that with his tremendous play!

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 9:04am

I love it. People have said for years how they want the rough and tumble days of old time hockey back and then complain when there's a team saying they'll take care of an alleged cheap shot themselves. If it was Fort Wayne saying that almost everyone of you would be jacked up for the game. I say bring your best, we'll bring ours and the toughest team will win.

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 9:04am

Don't have a "warm fuzzy" about what may happen in Dayton on Saturday. This Dayton Daily News article is inciting a "get even" grudge match. Hoping the CHL officials are present and paying attention. I'm surprised that the Dayton newspaper officials are allowing this type of writing in their paper. Is this what it takes to sell the paper in Dayton?

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 9:05am

This seems to be a product of scheduling two teams to play against each other almost every game all winter. Hopefully they think this out better with next year's schedule. From a totally different approach, this could just be another approach for the teams to try and keep fans interested while watching the same two teams play each other over and over. In any event, it should make for interesting games. Looking forward to tonight. Go Komets!