FLINT, Mich. -- Greetings from Perani Arena in Flint, where, as usual, it's a bit chilly. It makes me think of the hilarious looking upcoming Will Ferrell movie "Semi-Pro," a spoof on ABA basketball in which he plays for the Flint Tropics. I gotta say, it doesn't feel tropical tonight as I'm wearing my thermals. But hey, it is hockey.
Nick Boucher will be in net for the Komets tonight. So we won't be able to see if Kevin Reiter can redeem himself for the last trip up here, when he was pulled after allowing two goals on three shots. Komets coach Al Sims seems to be just rotating his goalies. Why not.
By the way, the Generals have signed Justin Depretis, who had 58 goals and 93 points in 29 games for the Indiana Ice Miners of the recently defunct Mid-Atlantic Hockey League. The Komets may be sorry they didn't give the kid a look, after he played for Fort Wayne native Brian Gratz. I guess we'll see.
As I mentioned, if you want, I'll keep tabs on the comments section tonight and answer any questions. Fire away, if you're home on a Saturday night.
-- By Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette