This series is going less than seven games? If so, why?
If the Komets don't win the first two games the series is as good as over. Series should be 2games here than 2 there than 1 1 1. This series is more in favor of Kalamazoo the way it is set up.
I believe this series will not go seven games.
Problem is that I'm not sure who will win. I think the series will go six games with the team that is willing to get in front of the net, and crowd the "slot" will win. I just haven't seen the Komets play that style for a long time but playoff hockey is a different world, so we'll see.
Lots of people speak of the goaltending, some speak of the forwards, but I'm wondering who has the best defensemen? That may determine the outcome.
I think it all hinges on how the LE guys fit back into the team. If they show up trying to fight for the cup, we win in 5. If they come in and finish off their season half-hearted, we lose in 6.
I don't think any of those three have done anything half-hearted in their lives, especially not here.
I agree. I think that the LE guys have given it all they have when they have come down to us. I admit that I was skeptical at the beginning of the year, in light of what happened with Norfolk. Even though we have had guys called up throughout the year, I think we have benefited from the affiliattion.
Kzoo in 5
Komets hold serve first 2 nights, K-zoo wins game 3, K's win game 4, series over in game 5.
Avs changing affiliation to San Antonio. Columbus taking over as NHL affiliate.
K's in 7..go K's!
Komets in 6. Blake, after Columbus announces at noon Friday about joining forces with Lake Erie, what becomes of the Komets?
Forgive me if I don't recall the details of the affiliation but with the Avalanche changing from Lake Erie to reportedly San Antonio does that change the affiliation here or not?
The deal is with Colorado not Lake Erie. We'll see what happens this summer.
I hope we keep Avs but Columbus makes the most since.
Personally, I'm not a big fan of the Komets becoming an affiliated team with the Blue Jackets. No history of winning, plus Kalamazoo has a relationship with Columbus and they are, for all intents and purposes, just as close as Fort Wayne.
With hockey's realignment and the matching up of teams more geographically, I'm hoping the Komets do their homework and get an opportunity with a strong, historically successful NHL partner.
Alan, you know we are an affiliate of Colorado, not lake Erie. As long as we are an affiliate of Colorado, we then are affiliated with whomever their AHL team is. Columbus and Lake Erie have nothing to do with anything next year. Unless the Frankes switch affliates which I doubt. I think Colorado, with current management and owners, have a great young pipeline going. No NHL team will be consistant with farm system but Colorado looks pretty good IMO.
Agreed RG2, the Komets are affiliated with Colorado and not Lake Erie per se. But everything is going the way of geography, it seems. And it make sense.
Since Colorado and Lake Erie are splitting up, I'm looking for Colorado to match up with an AHL team closer to them, and consequently to look for a "western" ECHL team to tag on to. (Like the Colorado Eagles, for instance).
I'm of the opinion that more NHL- AHL contracts will be up after the next season and some more switching of AHL-ECHL cities will take place. It may take that long for everything to work itself out and hopefully, there will be some common sense approach to the three leagues in terms of geography and schedules.
As my post conveyed, I hope that the Blue Jackets and the komets do not become affiliated. There was a "working relationship" with them a few years ago, and it wasn't fruitful. In fact, it was pitiful. Let Kalamazoo stay with them.