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Tailing the Komets

Trivia question

Last week Bruce Boudreau's Washington Capitals beat John Anderson's Atlanta Thrashers. Before this season, when was the last time a pair of former Komets PLAYERS faced off as NHL head coaches?

Posted in: Komets


Mon, 12/01/2008 - 5:26pm

Torch and Sims?

Or Tortorella and Sims?

Mon, 12/01/2008 - 8:32pm

Never mind, it was just pointed out to me that they were both players.

Mon, 12/01/2008 - 8:48pm

John Ferguson played for the Komets in 1959-60 season, and Marc Bolieau played for the Komets in the early 1970s then coached the Komets.

In the 1975-76 season Marc Bolieau coached the Pittsburgh Penguins and John Ferguson coached the New York Rangers.

Blake Sebring
Mon, 12/01/2008 - 9:13pm

You are partially correct, but not totally. There was also another NHL coach that year.

Blake Sebring
Mon, 12/01/2008 - 9:37pm

It was kind of a trick question. Everybody always forgets Tom McVie who coached Washington and played for the Komets in 1971-72. I'm not pretending to be some Komets genius here, either, because I had to check with Bob Chase and Ken Ullyot today to get this one.

Charlie Crawford
Tue, 12/02/2008 - 1:04am

LOL, way before my time!

Tue, 12/02/2008 - 9:37am

yeah...I saw McVie's name..but didn't know he played for the Komets....

Blake Sebring
Tue, 12/02/2008 - 11:02am

Are you saying I'm old, Charlie???????

Tim Hoke
Tue, 12/02/2008 - 11:39am

Good stuff Blake.

Charlie Crawford
Tue, 12/02/2008 - 2:07pm

LOL, well Blake if the shoe fits..... Just Kidding with ya.

I was born in 81, and my dad took me to my first game sometime that winter. I should ask him the question, I bet he would know the answer. He loves Komet trivia.

Thanks for the laugh.

Tue, 12/02/2008 - 2:55pm

Why I oughta take you out back, you young whippersnapper!

Charlie Crawford
Tue, 12/02/2008 - 3:24pm

Thats if you can catch me!