There were no fights in last year's playoffs
Three in 2012, two against Rapid City and one against Wichita
None in 2011
None in 2010
None in 2009
None in 2008
None in 2007
One in 2006 Rob Guinn vs. Chaz Johnson
None in 2005
None in 2004
None in 2003
So OK, there were four fights in 11 years. I was wrong by two fights. Lots of pushing, shoving, roughing and unsportsmanlike penalties but not that many fights. Always the threat, but very few follow throughs.
That said, I have always respected Matt Krug as a guy who can skate a regular shift and even more as a person. He's first-class. He's also one of the most-disciplined players for a tough guy I've ever seen. He gets it.
As for the decision to release him, I am absolutely thrilled that I don't have to make those decisions. They are brutal, but folks, we're going to have the same thing every year in the ECHL. It absolutely sucks, but there's no other options as long as you are an affiliate and at the mercy of the AHL teams.
I think the Komets are going to have to let go of a couple of players today who have been here all or most of the year, because they won't have any choice.