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Tailing the Komets

Friday in Elmira

Let's start your comments here.

How can you ever top little kids singing the National Anthem?  You can't, so don't even try. Plus it brings all their parents to the game as well.

Today, with the wind, it was even colder than Canlan out there. Brrrrrr!!!!!!



Blake Sebring
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 7:11pm

I'm guessing Ouellet and Carter have big games this weekend.

Blake Sebring
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 7:55pm

2-1 Komets after the first and 18-6 shots advantage. Done a great job with puck possession. Schrock and Fleming scored.

Blake Sebring
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:06pm

Harry Young is just too big for Schrock to handle. He's a gamer, but he's at a severe disadvantage there.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:11pm

Good Evening Blake...


Love hearing Gates to the play by play with Alberani!

Blake Sebring
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:16pm

agreed, he's doing a good job.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:33pm

Wow. Not much of a power play there at the end of the second.

#1 Fan
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:39pm

Anybody else having trouble with echl web site?

Blake Sebring
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:41pm

Yes, definitely. Hope they get it fixed soon or I'll be creating a box score out of thin air.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:44pm

whats the score? cant get on the echl website

Blake Sebring
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:45pm


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 9:59pm

Komets win 4-3. Carter game winner.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 10:30am
Blake Sebring Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:06pm

Harry Young is just too big for Schrock to handle. He's a gamer, but he's at a severe disadvantage there.

  So why does he have to Blake?  Same question we've been asking as fans for 2 years now.   It's absurd that we can't get a guy in here to take on the heavyweights that these other teams have. 
Blake Sebring
Sat, 01/25/2014 - 12:14pm

Did you read the column this week? http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140121/SPORTS/...

I know you don't like it, but it is the truth.


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 12:26pm

yep, hockey aint hockey anymore.  we live in  a world now that you wear a helmet when you ride a bicycle and you wear a mask when you mow the lawn and now major league pitchers can wear protective gear and mommys have their kids play soccer and not keep score instead of playing baseball. violence in football is called out and we have hockey with no fighting and worse no hitting in the minors. we are on the road to ruin!!!

Blake Sebring
Sat, 01/25/2014 - 2:56pm

Yep. Sad but true. And I understand the frustration with it, I really do, but there's nothing that is going to change it, either. If Schrock wasn't on this team, there would likely be one fight every 10 games or so.

These kids all have different goals. They want to move up, and they don't believe they can do that by fighting. You and I may feel differently about that, but they are convinced. So are their agents who have more sway over then than any coach.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 5:07pm

Apparently they feel the same way about checking, since there is so little of that going on too...............

Blake Sebring
Sat, 01/25/2014 - 5:30pm

I talked to an NHL scout this week who told me there's even less in the AHL because they all think they are one step away and don't want to risk getting hurt.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 7:13pm

It's also a speed game. If you watch games at every level including youth hockey there is much less checking. Just the way the game is going right now. All about skating not checking. The only reason to check is to get someone off the puck not to make a statement .

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 7:15pm

I agree with Blake about lack of physical play in checks and it to may apply to fighting. Players don't want to get hurt or risk getting suspended. Will it change? Yes, but only when the players and their agents believe it will help players get to the Show! Also, real cheap shots, that often triggered real physical games and fights now result in suspensions.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 8:29pm

When I said checking, I was talking about how it applies to creating turnovers and creating offensive opportunities. Not just slamming somebody for the hell of it. I can't count the number of times I have seen one of our Forwards skate right up to somebody and pull up just in time to see the puck get passed. Or the continual stick checking that only has about a 2% success rate.

As far as needing a bigger guy to do some enforcing, we had one last year in Klotz. The only thing is, every time he handled somebody, they stuck him on the bench for a few games. And we have the audacity to be outraged when the same team crushes our goalie 2 games in a row.