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Tailing the Komets

Komets using Dayton series to prepare for playoffs


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:31pm

It will be an interesting weekend for the whole league. By Sunday night we should all know what direction were going in the playoffs.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 3:04pm

Some games we are quick, deliberate, aggressive & accurate.  Others we seem slow, hesitant, passive and out of sync.  Old news I know.  Regardless of the cause, the difference in play is painfully clear.  It may be as simple as over thinking & taking yourself out of a game.  By this late in the year, our guys shouldn’t have to think.  Playing should be almost instinctive.  They should know each other, where they’re going to be, and what they’re going to do.  When you spend too much time thinking, you cause turnovers, telegraph passes or lose the puck to much more aggressive opponents.  Put simply, speed kills.  The faster team usually wins.  Whoever gets to the puck first.   He who controls the puck, wins.

Our teams have been so good historically, that it’s easy to have the unrealistic expectation that we should always win.  And while some have stated that there’s trouble in the locker room, or Sims needs to go, I would challenge that with, why?  Has he failed to deliver a winning team?  No, we’re in first place, again.  Has he broken some rule or regulation or somehow brought shame to the Komets? No, again.  So it must be his style of hockey.  Well, it may not always be packed with excitement, but we can’t dispute the results, first place in the division.  In the end, unless your last name is Franke, it doesn’t really matter.

We also have to remind ourselves that it’s a long season and even the best of teams lose focus at some point.  Some are just better at regaining it.  It’s easy to be a fan when the team is winning.  The test of a true fan is supporting the K’s when they are slumping.  Remember that the fans of 6 CHL teams know their season is over this weekend, and for Dayton, possibly for good.  Be grateful for 60 years of Komet hockey.

Support your Komets.  Stop thinking.  Start playing.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 3:56pm

EB..... Are you Alan's long lost twin brother? You're well thought out and well spoken long message Make me believe that you must be.

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 6:08am

Sorry for the length, Jack.  I'll try some short one-timers in the future.  No twin brother here.  I don't know who "Alan" is.  Just another Komet fan's view from the cheap seats.   Much better game last night.  Would be great to finish strong and carry momentum into the playoffs.

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 2:53pm

Yea,  Jack.  Just who is this "Alan" you are speaking about?