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Tailing the Komets

Komets keep moving up with win

Comments

Stick
Sat, 02/08/2014 - 11:05pm

Blake, I have a hard time saying the Komets are 6 games above .500 when their record is 20-14-10. I consider them to be 20-24. The stuff about "we got a point" in hockey sort of demeans the game to me. We have not won 24 out of 44 games. This is in no way a put down to you. Most people say what you did here. I just can't swallow that mentality very well.

Blake Sebring
Sat, 02/08/2014 - 11:11pm

You'd be even more bored if they just played for ties.

Alan
Sun, 02/09/2014 - 10:42am

I'm with you on the overtime comment, Blake.  Everyone needs to remember that there was a reason hockey went to shootouts after overtime.  It was to determine a winner.  The old way was to play a ten minute overtime where, if no winner was determined, both teams gained a point.  But the road team philosophy was to accept the point, unless an easy scoring opportunity presented itself, play for the tie and get out of town.

I acknowledge that there really isn't any "good" way to settle this debate.  Whichever way you go, there will be those who aren't satisfied.  Nobody right, nobody wrong.

About your point of playing Cincinnati in the playoffs.  One of the things I find weak regarding the ECHL, is the fact that at playoff time, a team can be decimated or enriched by players being called up or sent down.  Who knows what their roster will look like.  Still, I get your point and if all things stayed "equal",  there certainly would be some confidence for the Komets knowing they can win at their arena.

Today, Kalamazoo is in first place.  Six points ahead of the Komets but have played two more games.  This is a "big" game for both teams.  The "proverbial" four point game, for sure.

I would submit that, when you are the team doing the chasing, ALL your games are "big" games.  The Komets haven't done very well in big games this year, especially at home.

I sure wish they had a couple of more scorers, especially with Fleming gone and Dale (if he plays) not being 100%.

 

 

Stick
Sun, 02/09/2014 - 11:35am

Alan...Komets have lost 24 games and won 20. That's all I am saying. We are not 6 games above .500 Nothing more then that. Not trying to start a controversy.

Anonymous
Sun, 02/09/2014 - 12:34pm

Blake, any word on Fleming? He did not play in last nights game with the sharks. Did not know if he was on his way back or not, thanks.

Blake Sebring
Sun, 02/09/2014 - 12:48pm

Haven't heard anything new.

RG2
Sun, 02/09/2014 - 1:39pm

Alan, stick make a good point but need to "expound" his comments and I think both of you would agree-  What I find worrying about the ot/so losses is this-  If we were coming from behind and forced the tie with a chance to win, thats one thing. What Stick I think is saying is that we have had the lead on all of these games and have blown points. They are losses . Its one thing to come back and force OT with chance to win., its another to have it forced upon you with a chance to lose. 

   With that said, both the Elmira game last week and Friday night withK Zoo are classic examples. Im sure we are not pointing out anything thats not obvious in the locker room. 

RG2
Sun, 02/09/2014 - 1:41pm

Alan, stick make a good point but need to "expound" his comments and I think both of you would agree-  What I find worrying about the ot/so losses is this-  If we were coming from behind and forced the tie with a chance to win, thats one thing. What Stick I think is saying is that we have had the lead on all of these games and have blown points. They are losses . Its one thing to come back and force OT with chance to win., its another to have it forced upon you with a chance to lose. 

   With that said, both the Elmira game last week and Friday night withK Zoo are classic examples. Im sure we are not pointing out anything thats not obvious in the locker room. 

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