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Tailing the Komets

This week's video is up

You can watch Part 1 of a two-parter with Brad MacMillan here. No, despite popular demandthe trademark sweater is not around this week, darn it.

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Economics and the minors

This is an Associated Press story you can read here. It's going to get worse before it gets better, folks. This summer could be incredibly busy with teams folding and maybe even jumping leagues. That could end up benefitting the IHL.

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Komets stay invincible on the road

The Komets came back from a 2-0 deficit to score three goals in the third period and disappoint a big Kalamazoo crowd with a 3-2 win over the Wings. The win moves the Komets ahead of Kalamazoo and into sole possession of third place in the International Hockey League.

With 21 games left on the schedule, Port Huron has 74 points, Muskegon, 72, the Komets 67 and Kalamazoo 65. The Komets, who are 16-7-4 ont he road, are off Sunday while Kalamazoo travels to Muskegon. The Wings have the best home record in the IHL at 18-8-1, but the Komets have won their two times in Kalamazoo.

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A couple of stories

Last night's Komets game story can be read here, and here's a high school hockey story you might enjoy.

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What did you think?

Komets are leading 6-1 after two peroids. Flint is flat-out awful. They had a 5-on-3 power play and gave up a 2-on-1 short-handed goal off of it. How ridiculous is that? They might be the slowest team I've ever seen in hockey.

Komets played a little better so far, and I can't say it's all because of how bad the Genera. They've been pretty solid defensively

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Komets sign Mike Podelnyk

Forward signs a tryout contract. He had 29 goals and 63 points in 28 games this season with Battle Creek of the AAHA. Last year he had 28 goals and 52 points in 39 games with Western Michigan. 6-0, 190.

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Chin in the autograph zone tonight

After the first period. Take your books.

Thanks for reminding me, Teresa.

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Guy's milestones

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That was awful

I think it's all mental. They looked so good playing as a team in the first 12 minutes and then they tried to do everything 1-on-1 after that. Some very lazy efforts out there on defense, mostly by the forwards. Why is it the healthier they get, the worse they play at home?

Legault is ready to go and was a healthy scratch.

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Mac needs a nickname and some other notes

I was talking with Brad MacMillan before the game and called him Big Bad Brad, which he didn't appreciate because he said he's not that big and he's not bad. Point taken. So Brad needs a nickname and we'll accept applications here and then I'll pass them on to him. What do you think?

Komets came out flying tonight, and looked as good as they have at home in who knows how long to go up 3-0. Then Robin Bouchard got loose twice for a split second and it's 3-2.

The Lumberjacks are 4-0 since they traded Frank Littlejohn. Yep, no surprise.

Guy Dupuis took a minor in the first to give him

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More on Madison

The International Hockey League will be extremely interested observers looking at a potential team in Madison, Wis. Representatives of Twin Lakes Hockey Partners have announced they hope to field a professional team starting in the 2009-2010 season.

“We're beyond our infancy stage, and the only Class AA league we have talked to is the IHL,” said Matt Tjapkes, the vice president of communications for the team and a former Muskegon Fury broadcaster and public relations manager. “There are two Class A leagues we've been talking to here and there.”

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Zimmerman family values

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This week's video

An interview with our favorite public address announcer Larry Schmitt, can be seen here.

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Colin Chin will be in the autograph zone Friday night if you'd like him to autograph your books.

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Today's column

Can be read here.

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What would you do?

What would you try to fix things at home? Obviously, this team is great on the road, so it should be better at home. So what would you try?

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Today's on-line story

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What Al had to say

Here's some of Al Sims' post-game press conference:

"We didn't bear down on our chances, and Kalamazoo doesn't need a lot to score for whatever reason against us. They make the most of their opportunities. Tough loss. We ended up in the same place we started the weekend, and that's unacceptable.

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Injury report

Danko Mironovic is out with bruised ribs after getting hit with a shot last night, and Konstantin Shafranov is out at least a week with a sore hip from a practice injury on Wednesday. Vince Tarantino is playing tonight and will be spotted a few shifts. Colin Chaulk goes

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Komets pound Flint, part too

Komets won 10-1 as Nick Boucher made 29 saves and the Komets Guy Dupuis finished with two goals and five points, David Hukalo two goals and four points and Rick Varone and Dominic Osman had a goal and three points each. Sean O'Connor had a goal and an assist, P.C. Drouin had three assists. Brian Boulay didn't have any points, but was plus-5 on the night.

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