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Tailing the Komets

Tomorrow's story

Is about what it's like for players to come back through the minors after playing in the NHL. Daniel Goneau and Mario Larocque were particularly interesting about this. A lot of times it's just circumstances.

Something else I've found interesting is the way Pat Bingham doesn't just stick with forward lines or defensive pairings, but uses all five guys as units. That's one reason why the triple threat group of Dupuis and Larocque, Goodwin, Richardson and Goneau have been able to score on the power play, at even strength and even short-handed. It's an interesting strategy because players get used to playing together in all different situations all the time.

Luckily, the Komets seem to have the depth to be able to pull this off.

Posted in: Komets


Mon, 10/30/2006 - 7:20pm

Blake, sounds like an interesting story. I look forward to reading it.

Hit Somebody!!!
Mon, 10/30/2006 - 8:00pm

Does Jonathon Goodwin get some looks from the higher level if he keeps up this level of play? He looks 10x better this season. An all-around player now.

Mon, 10/30/2006 - 8:02pm

Doubtful simply because of his size. He has been great, though. I think Goody could end up as a UHL MVP.

Larocque on the other hand... I'd take him up in a heartbeat.

Hit Somebody!!!
Mon, 10/30/2006 - 8:05pm

Why does Mario stay down here? Heck, Jorde was getting AHL looks and isn't half the player Mario is. Mario plays his postion to the "T". He hits, scores, moves around well, skates the puck, huge on the power play unit, and is HUGE! What the heck do they see in Jorde, and don't see in The Rock?

I know...everyone fears Jorde, that must be it.

Jungle Monkey
Tue, 10/31/2006 - 4:44am

Who's this Jorde fellow you speak of?

Tue, 10/31/2006 - 7:45am

I've always like that some coaches will do a line of five and try and keep that group together. It tends to work more in the UHL becasue you only have that spare forward. In the NHL You've got 4 forward lines so one set of defense would have to double shift at times.

Of course Bingham wasn't playing all of defenseman all of the time, Kiyaga didn't get a lot in the first home game, got more in two and three but looked lost. And I'm sure the Hansen 10 misconduct throws a monkey wrench into the works.