I am very impressed with the defensive corp. Size, skill and skating and should just keep getting better. I could see the Komets keeping eight D with one on reserve and rotating them all season because of call-ups and injuries. There's not a weak link in the bunch.
Gary Graham is not satisfied with his forwards' balance and consistency yet, but they've scored four goals in each of the first two games. He's right, but they'd have killed to do that last year for two games in a row. Still need to work more defensively.
I saw lots of hitting this weekend and felt like both games were consistently intense. If you saw both games, you can really tell the difference the size of the ice makes in the style of play. Indy has a smaller ice surface and coliseum is bigger. Felt like Komets wree able to expose some of the Fuel weaknesses on the larger ice, but that is still a good team. Both should get better.Definitely two completely different games in each city as far as gameplans and how the games were played.
Maybe because of the rivalry, opening nights and history, these felt a little like playoff games, or at least several players told me they did. Kind of got that sense from the crowds, too.They were heavily invested in both games.
Feel like the Komets are a better team potentially than they were last year with better overall depth, toughness and just as much speed, which is a little surprising since they are so much bigger than last year overall.