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Tailing the Komets

Who's the key player going to be?

Here are some key match-ups to consider:

Colin Chaulk vs. Jason Dale: Dale is the one player for Bloomington who is good enough to take over this series. There was a 20-game stretch around the all-star game where he was the best player in the league. Keeping the puck away from him has a lot to do with winning faceoffs.

Tab Lardner vs. Travis Granbois: Can the PrairieThunder's superpest get under Lardner's skin. You know he's going to try. This won't be about someone else standing up for Lardner, either, but about Lardner avoiding retaliation penalties.

Jon Booras vs. Bobby Phillips: Yes, Phillips is minus-16, but he was minus-9 after the first 11 games when he played with a different blueline partner every night. Over the last 30 games, he's been matched up against the opponents' top line most nights and has done an exceptional job. Booras has had a slow year for him, but he's still extremely talented and dangerous.

Here's another key stat: Bloomington scored first seven times in the 10 games against the Komets and won seven games. That's not a coincidence.

Posted in: Komets


Mr Snufflupugus
Tue, 03/29/2011 - 2:42pm


Tue, 03/29/2011 - 3:03pm

Agreed. With two low scoring teams involved, goaltending will be very important. Anyone else notice that the goaltenders were not acknowledged Saturday at the year end awards for posting shutouts this season? They've always acknowledged them in the past. Seemed strange for them not to do it this year. Anyone know why?

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 3:16pm

I'll go with Klotz :(

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 3:26pm

Might be because they didn't have the sponsorship for it. They also didn't give the $333 for each hat trick...which I think was only one this year???

If this was the reason, I wish we had our own sponsor that had some extra ad $$$'s he could have given up...does anyone know an advertiser with the team???

komets pa
Tue, 03/29/2011 - 4:29pm

No, the reason I didn't read the accomplishments is because I forget. First time in 13 years. Plain and simple. Hoss, Three Rivers FCU did do the $333 donation for hat tricks this season.

Mr. Snufflupugus
Tue, 03/29/2011 - 4:45pm

Is this board on?

Mr. Snufflupugus
Tue, 03/29/2011 - 4:46pm

Maybe the bloggers should take up a collection of pop bottles and beer cans and sponsor an award for the biggest blog target of the year.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 4:54pm

Thanks pa, wasn't it only one hat trick, or am i mis-remembering?

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 5:43pm

2 home hat tricks...Patrosso got the latest one and someone else (OC?) got one earlier in the year...Some jerk stole my TinCaps hat after Pats haha

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 6:40pm

Didnt schrock get the other one?

Five Minute Major
Tue, 03/29/2011 - 7:28pm

Yeah it was Schrock with the other hat trick. Only home game I missed all season... grrr.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 7:32pm

How bout we take up a collection to give Snuffy the "Best Blogger of the 2nd half of the regular season" award.

Mr. Snufflupugus
Tue, 03/29/2011 - 11:36pm

JM I will take a roll of toilet paper for all of the crap I get here. lol.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 3:09am

Leo Thomas if the Komets win.

Blake Sebring
Wed, 03/30/2011 - 7:45am

That's because you're always trying to stir up so much crap, Snuff.

Mr Snufflupugus
Wed, 03/30/2011 - 8:43am

Who me? ')

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 9:19am

FMM, Patrosso had a hatty too.

Five Minute Major
Wed, 03/30/2011 - 9:23am

Yeah, I was there for Patrosso's. :) It just figures the only game I missed all season would be Schrock's hatty. My sister took my place at that game because I was three states away at the time and she sends me a text reading "I'm supposed to tell you Schrocky got a hat... whatever that means..." Not a hockey fan, that one.