Justin A. Cohn


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  • Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at jcohn@jg.net.

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January 29, 2008

Comments

FWKRTJ

Niedert is an assistant coach there...I don't think we'd be calling him up.

Justin Cohn

You just love shooting holes in all my ideas, don't you? Besides, I hardly think being a player assistant at the Single A level would dissuade anyone from moving up.

jonndfi

I like the idea of calling some of these guys up. Might help us come playoff time.

mightbite

Any good GOONS in this league? If so we could bring in one & he could run the other teams goalie. Just a passing thought.

Andrew

I asked someone who was a close fan and knows a lot of the players and said that Justin Depretis has been called up numerious times but he wants to stay close to his hometown (Pittsburgh)

FWKRTJ

I was just saying lol.

I'd really be interested to see how one of those players does up in the AA level in the IHL. They've been ok in the ECHL but it'd be neat to see an IHL callup.

Jerad Shaw

Off topic, but does anyone have the NHL Network? Direct TV makes it's way into my house on Friday, and I am pumped about the NHL Network. What do they offer?? Anything good in regards to minor league hockey or hockey overseas??

JW

Is McCarty going to play Friday ???? I know his last HOME game was Saturday, but they didnt really say if he was going to play any more road games. Just Wondering

David

Jerad the NHL is ok they show some ECHL games on Saturday night and a few AHL games now and then. THey are mostly replay games from Friday night. THey do have some cool shows like CLassic Series from all the NHL play-off series and I watched the top 10 of the Det vs Colo series. That is about all though.

Justin Cohn

The best part of the NHL Network is the random selection of "classic" games they show, you know, from a time when they actually it people and all the ice wasn't covered with vomitous advertising.

chuckitt

the only problem with nhl network is you have to watch those boring euro playing overpaid sissies play what they call hockey. lol

Jerad Shaw

Where is the league that Tidball plays in located? Its like the LNAH or something I believe. Is that in Canada?

Brandon

Tidball is in the LNAH playing for Radio X

Brandon

and yes, that's in Canada

Jerad Shaw

That appears to be a pretty physical league. There is like 5 guys with over 100 PM on his team alone.

Junior

Gettin the word out there Justin???

Nice job, maybe one of those guys deserves a look at. Are you still taking credit for Warner? I'd have to say he's been one of the bigger bright spots on the K's this year. He plays w/ some grit....

Justin Cohn

I am still taking a level of credit for Warner, though no one will ever admit it. I don't know, maybe Brandon would. I have documented proof I knew all about him before the Frankes ever did. lol

mightbite

Yea- get Tidball & have him run Magers or Pool!!

Rich

Jerad
NHL network is OK. I have watched a few ECHL games and it is neat to see some of the players from last year. I watched a game the other night with Elmira and Martinson (Spelling) hasn't changed a bit, after the loss he was yelling at the ref and you could understand that he was saying he wanted to sleep with him. He hasn't changed a bit.

Skoal Apple

I have had proof on him to. I followed his carrer at Mich St. He didn't play a lot. I was at St Louis last year for the Frozen Four. And I told my buddy you watch he will be a Komet next year.

Junior

Well, it won't mean as much, but I'll say thanks to you 2 for getting Warner in the Fort.

That's all I can offer, no money.

JW

now all you gotta do is bring Jon Mirasty to FW !!!!!?????

Jerad Shaw

Anyone B2'n?? With the Bhawks on, I think I am just going to listen to Chaser tonight!!! Bhawks on vs.!!! Can't wait!

Jerad Shaw

If anyone is wondering if the feed from Bloomington is good, I got it last time and it was an awesome feed throughout.

mightbite

I really miss the days when the goalies got ran, Belfour in Saginaw. Now those were the days.

Hit Somebody!!!

Gotta love it when someone fishes all day long and never catches anything. Throws the same bait out there time after time and the fish just ignore it. Might be time to change one of the other 30 names.

Where do the Komets have room for anyone at this point? Who do you sit or release to make room for a guy that is putting up obscene numbers in a much lesser league? I think the last thing this team needs right now is a chemistry change. Lets get the lines set and solid and go on another run. Lets also allow our goalies to play with confidence without either of them worrying about ever playing again.

David

Yep lets pick someone up so we can put them on IR because we have to many. Poor Legualt he is on IR again because we have to many players at this point. The only way this kid is going to get better is to keep playing and he plays his role very well. Why not put Pence on IR? I am not saying he has not played well but if you look at our lineup we have a couple of players that are like him and Legualt gives us a more physical threat up front.

mightbite

King-Kong Jorde beat up Legualt &put him on IR. true?

Hoss

False Bucko.

Hit Somebody!!!

Hoss was the first catch all day. LOL I would pay 10 buckos to know if that was Dumbkiewicz up in this blog with the 30 names.

Hoss

But I am a big fish, so it was worth the wait!

Jerad Shaw

Jorde beat Legualt in a decision. LeGualt Ko'd 2 Fury players in a week span. Maybe Henley should step up and win every battle he is in. He hasn't impressed so far in his fights!!

Jerad Shaw

I would pay 10 bucks to know who Domber is on this blog. You talk about heart. He would add so much to this team as a role player.

Hit Somebody!!!

Really? Are we talking about the same guy Jerad? I respect your opinion but disagree. He was a cancer. He played for how many teams in a 2-3 year span? I liked him a little at first, but after the yelling at his teammates after goals given up and the constant turtling after running guys into the boards, I don't know about him.

Where did this ref come from tonight? Gene Binda? Sign him up!!! 3 penalties in a period and a half of play. Wow.

Andy

K's are looking good tonight. (watching on B2) They are controlling the game. Curadue had a really nice goal set up by Hukalo, Henley is playing great, the new ref(i have not heard of him before) is letting them play (i just wish we could get him instead of hawthorn at home) and Nick has been really solid in goal also.

Go Komet's keep it up guys

scoops

Is Legault on IR again, seriously?

K.M.

Legault might be hurt, but it also wouldn't surprise me if they are trying to keep him under 60 games so they can have him under rookie status again. Saidachev according to Franke will fall under the limit and will be back as a rookie again next year. I have heard they have done this in the past when players are close to that limit.

scoops

Yay. That really worked out well when they did that with Galbraith.

I was hoping to see Legault in the lineup Friday night.

K.M.

I know what you are saying, I like to watch Legault play too! I am not saying for sure thats what they are doing, I just threw it out there as a possibility.

Andy

Ok so someone needs to tell Nick to stay in his net gosh he was waaaaaaay too far out...That was further than Reiter would go.

Hit Somebody!!!

I too agree Scoops, Legault should be on the ice. He seems to look better each time he is out there and he plays physical. Entertaining too. Only thing is, who do we sit? We are one man too many right now. Warner plays well. Pence isn't a superstar, but he isn't that bad either for a rookie. I don't know what the answer is. I wish Woody could get a regular shift. I like the way he plays.

Andy

Hit! you are right i have seen Woods on the ice maybe 4 times tonight, It really sucks but who shall we sit for him everyone is clicking. Even Terry who had two goals the other night.

Then again Saidechev has not been the same since he's been back which is upsetting since he showed alot of promise early in the season.

Hit Somebody!!!

I guess when you have a great team that is loaded, ice-time gets to be tough. Wonder if maybe we start using this to our advantage and rest guys from time to time down the stretch and it also would keep everyone playing and hungry. I think the playoffs and the cup is the prize this year and we are in a great position.

FiveMinuteMajor

K's get empty net goal with 20 seconds left to make it 5-2. Woo-hoo! Never heard of this ref before but it looks like he let them play for the most part. Had to settle for watching the IHL scoreboard tonight, can't seem to get Kometcast to work (could be my dinosaur of a computer) and the radio reception here is pretty sketchy. Hope to see everyone Friday but with the weather they're predicting I don't know if I'll be venturing out or not. Goodnight all! :)

Jerad Shaw

Hit, I love your views as well, but Domber was a crowd favorite last year. He gave all he had plus a back injury. Him and Pascal were the personality of the team last year. When they lost Domer, they lost the face of the team. Look back on when we started the slide last year. He added excitment, plus good puck handling. Let's be honest though, your opinion is what matters right? Noone can see the game like you do. Sorry.

Jerad Shaw

Glad the Hawks got rid of Tyler Arnason. I am starting to feel the curse of the Cubbies in the Blackhawks. This is killing me!

mightbite

Blackhawks were under a curse when Belfour was let go. He was the heart of the blackhawks,cause he was ran while playing in saganaw. HA-HA.

mightbite

HEY- BUCKOS the K's are 5-2 with King- Kong HENLEY thats a 71% in wins!! WINTER STORM is on the way.Is McCarty still with Flint?

Hoss

71%?

Rich

Hit
I totally agree with your statement about not messing with the KOMETS chemistry at this point. We are on a role right now and there is no reason to mess it up.

Jerad
My son and wife loved Domber but I just didn’t see it. He did have a good run in the playoffs in 2006 but it seamed like he when down hill after that. Not sure what the reason was maybe his back was starting to bother him???

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