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Tailing the Komets

How you can tell things are different

These are things that were not happening a month ago.

Practice ended today, and I'd guess 95 percent of the guys stayed on the ice an extra 30 minutes to play a game of Juice Boy, which is really a chance for Max Strang to get more shots. They were whooping and hollaring and laughing the whole time.

Then they go into the locker room and they're all sitting in their stalls continuing the ``discussion,'' teasing Schrocky about his black eye and getting on Embach about something. They must have been in there for 45 minutes before everybody got to the showers.

They were just having fun spending time together, laughing and relaxing.

As I said, those things weren't happening a month ago. Guys were quick to get off the ice, and even quicker to get out of the dressing room. You could sense that the atmosphere was not good. Now, it's like they don't want to leave the rink because they are having such a good time together. It's a startling change, something that doesn't always happen with teams.

It never happened last year, and the year before not until the very end of the season. Sometimes I think we in Fort Wayne just assume there's going to be a close-knit locker room, but it's usually only a 50-50 thing. Chemistry is an odd thing that every team would kill for but it doesn't always happen.


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 2:58pm

How refreshing to read about the team getting along, having fun together.

I hope this incident with Meisner is the last in a long line of negative incidents this year.  A very good opportunity for Strang to come in and really complicate things up with a great game.  A very good problem to have, hopefully.

Sometimes a team challenged by talent but strong on teamwork can outdo a team strong on talent but challenged on teamwork.  (Oh Lord, don't let the Franke's read that, especially from me!  We need more talent everywhere.  I must have a headache or something, LOL)!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 3:21pm

Love hearing things like this with all the recent events! Its starting to feel like good ol Komet Hockey again!!!

Ron Heathman
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 3:36pm

Who is the Orlando player Blake ? Who is the Orlando Player Blake ? Who is the Orlando player Blake ? :):):)

Blake Sebring
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 3:47pm

Heard today we'll find out over the weekend.

Ron Heathman
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 3:54pm

Was he a team captain in college ?  :):):)

Blake Sebring
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 4:26pm

We'll find out when it happens.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:43pm

Ron, lets just hope golf is not a high priority for the new guy.  

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:48pm

Maybe the first thing to do is to make sure he will report.  Just sayin'. 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 8:07pm

Initials are I.S. ?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 9:34pm

Wow, it is so quiet here. No one beating on the players, the team captain, the coach, or the GM. It is almost like there is no wind to propel the sails of some, to witch I'm grateful.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:25pm

Was there a game played to talk about that I wasn't aware of???

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:58pm

I'm starting to enjoy the team. They are doing a good job of figuring things out. Not a fan of Gary, he doesn't seem to do much, except run players off.
Have respect for the team, just keeping fingers crossed that they add physicality as the year goes on.