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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May 06, 2008

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hobo

care to elaborate on that possible 7th team?

Jerad Shaw.

The South Bend Silverpucks.

55kometfan

What an idiot George (I mean Paul) Costanza is!! I can't believe he is writing that stuff to try and get their crowd "nasty" Thank you Cohny for being mature and professional. We are lucky to have you.

Burgee

I hope the Port Huron guy doesn't eat the press box food without leaving a little money to cover that, free loader! LARRRRRRRRY the slashing sissy. I would park Henley, Marchant and Bertram right in front of LARRRRRY the loser, one for each shift. After the first goal we need to punch someone in the face again.

Heather

Does that guy honestly think that it could get loud enough in that arena for the Komets to even give a crap about what they are saying? THey are concentrating on getting the win and so they won't even be thinking about the so called icehawk fans. The whole Fort Wayne Fight Club thing is so idiotic. I mean come on that was so last series LOL.

Jerad Shaw.

You guys were suppose to laugh at my South Bend Silverpucks idea. Oh I fail!

TigerDan

Heather,
McMorran is known as the loudest rink in the league when there are 2000 or more people there. The way the arena is set up - with the immediate step up to the upper level - makes it seem as if the crowd is right on top of the skating surface.
For anyone complaining about Larry, it is clear that he has gotten under your skin more than you (or anyone) will ever get under his. Bottom line: Larry is the best goaltender in the league - and this playoff run is proving it. There isn't a Fort Wayne fan out there that could honestly tell themselves that they wouldn't want Larry on their team. Any attempt at such just shows that you're being dishonest with yourself or that you just don't know much about him.

mightbite

TigerDan-I would like to have Jeff Zehr on the K's/ I don't want that BUCKO=crybaby sterling=did you see Hanson at the end of sundays game=oscar award winner + good to have others on here.

Heather

Was Larry voted Best Goaltender of the Year? I must have missed that.

Heather

I happen to like who we have as goalies right now. Seeing as they were the best 2 goalies in the league. So thanks but no thanks to wanting Larry.

mightbite

was sterling the goalie that got beat-up by the muskegon goalie this year?

Heather

We saw him before warm ups sitting on the bench. That guy is so tiny. I thought it was a little kid in goalie pads.

kyle hunt

Wonder if Tiger(wont use his real name)would agree if the komet goalies arent the cream of the IHL crop it would have to mean that our defense is.

Heather

http://youtube.com/watch?v=s0ExdHtaLbk
Yeah you are right mightbite. Look at good ol Larry.

Heather

Wish we had K-O King Legault on the roster to take care of Margettie.

Hit Somebody!!!

Tiger Dan...Go away all ready. You are way too full of yourself. I want the Komet's to win the cup just so Tiger Dan will cry about how his team was screwed out of it this year. You know that will be his cry.

Seriously dude. You are getting old. Your act is tired. Who gives a crap what you think anyway. Most of your points make no sense. Back your points up with actual facts. Sterling is the best goalie in the league? How is that exactly? Stats? Didn't think so.

Go back and talk to your own blog and let us have ours. I am sure your 3 or 4 fans love your views. Because none of us do or do we care at all? NO

mightbite

me too-margette won't fight anyone tough after Woods beat him down=oh yea he tried Guy.

kyle hunt

There is plenty of Komets on this team that could knock the crap out of Margie.

Heather

But he runs and they don't want to take the penalties which I suppose is fine but I wish someone would just knock him out. And I'm sure that I will hear about it from TigerDan about how Margettie gets under our skin but truth is before he went to Port Huron he hated him too.

Heather

http://youtube.com/watch?v=P6FFXiHZS80

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EhZKX3XkxDQ

Just for everybody's entertainment!!!!!

Heather

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EhZKX3XkxDQ

This needs to be done to Margettie.

komets_ducks_fan

UMMMMMMMMMMMMM.....Sterling is a very classless guy AND VERY stupid. Any player that spits on someones home ice logo at center ice the flaps like a chicken has a death wish and is VERY stupid. Geeze what an idiot.Luckily it wasnt on our ice he did that to, we wouldnt have waited a week to rip him a new a$$hole.

Justin Cohn

TigerDan is welcome here anytime, as long as he keeps his comments clean. ... By the way, no press box food in Port Huron. There are, however, razor-sharp metal pieces that have cut up more than one visiting reporter.

Justin Cohn

A smart Ice Chips reader would get on Costanzo's latest post and ask if he really does have access to players after games. lol.

Mark

All i have to say is the tides have turned...

LETS GO KOMETS

Heather

If we comment on his blog it just gets deleted so what's the point?

Heather

Tides haven't turned yet we are still down 1 game...Komets need to play every game like its Game 7 of the Finals.

Justin Cohn

Deleted? Did you swear? If not, that's crap.

Heather

I would never swear on a blog. I just stated my opinion and it was deleted. Maybe because I'm a woman and they felt threatened? I have no idea.

Hoss

JC, I just tried to log on and post and it didn't let me. I signed up, made a new password, jumped through a big hoop, and still no comments were left. I was going to ask him why he didn't just stay at home since his coach wouldn't let any media talk to the team after the game, but now it looks like I'm just jockin' off your comment. That makes me sad...

kyle hunt

Mr. Cohn, its your blog so you welcome him, I pass. He doesn't want to have meaningful dialogue, just wants to get under our skin like it has some type of impact on the outcome of these games.

Justin Cohn

Hey, it spices it up. Ice Chips is the blog of the people, all the IHL people.

Wendy

I find all the talk about diving and net bumping pretty funny actually. Weren't we just accusing Muskegon of doing the same thing? I've come to the realization that all teams think that the team they are facing is playing dirty. That being said, I never realized just how dirty Port Huron plays until this series. Referees in our pockets? Funny that the least-penalized team in the league would say that to the most-penalized team. Maybe I just imagined all those penalty kills.

But yeah, I've had it with Sterlings no-call slashings. And how about that guy who hit Justin Hodgman in the back of the head when he already had him down on the ice last Sunday? I remember. I took a picture of it. Very classy cheap-shotting a kid like that just because he can skate circles around you.

And let’s not forget the words of our dear friend TigerDan after game 1: “You just got clocked right in the jaw and just stood there with that look on your face like you were going to cry.” And “Funny, Port Huron didn't only crush you, they beat that clown of a ref you have on your payroll too.”

How will the Komets react? I hope they see it like I do. This may have started out as hockey, but now it's war. I don't even care about the cup. What cup? The IceHawks are GOING DOWN and they are going down NOW!

LET’S GO KOMETS!!!!!! LET’S PUT THESE CLOWNS AWAY!!!!!

(*If, by calling PH "clowns" I have offended any actual clowns, I extend my sincerest apologies, as I have nothing but the highest regard for people in the clown profession.)

TigerDan

I don't think anyone posts or can post on Costanzo's blog.

As far as the Sterling thing, I have seen one realistic reply. Kyle Hunt said that if Fort Wayne's goalies aren't the cream of the crop then their defense is. I will give you that - the Fort Wayne defense, as a unit, is the best in the league. Give credit to Guy Dupuis and some of the others - not Bertram though (you might remember Port Huron had him and got rid of him already).
Your goalies are good, I'll give you that as well. But, if a team needs to win a game with goaltending the first choice in this league would be Larry Sterling. Like it or not, that's how it is.

Hoss

You can't post on Paul's blog, but you can post on mine!!!

I don't know how to make a link on here, so just copy and paste:

http://www.thetimesherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=PluckPersona&plckPersonaPage=PersonaHome&plckUserId=1a4c25bb4e9d40938fd8d472f055eecb&U=1a4c25bb4e9d40938fd8d472f055eecb&sid=sitelife.thetimesherald.com


Let's see if I can get 200+ posts for each comment I make.

(Just kidding Justin, no one is a Blog-God like you!)

Justin Cohn

What in the heck is that? How did you get a blog at the Times Herald?

TigerDan

Anyone can.
Just go to their website, create a profile and start a blog.

komets rule

The port huron icehacks are a disgrace to the league and to hockey itself. They must have an endless supply of tissues in the locker room for all of the crying they do after every single whistle.LET'S GO KOMETS!!!!!!!!!

SuperFly

Hey Hoss, don't forget to go on and approve the people who send you comments. I think you might have to change your profile too so the comments are open to the public and not just your friends. It's a very confusing new system that has only been in place a couple weeks. Enjoy!

Mark

Classic Hoss

Heather

The blog in the last 2 days is a result of no hockey to watch.

Jake

Wish we had K-O King Legault on the roster to take care of Margettie.

Posted by: Heather |

No need for Legault (although it wold be nice) since Woods is the one who knocked out Margettie and might I add MARGETTIE RECIEVED A CONCUSSION AND MISSED 3-4 WEEKS if not more. HAHAHA

Heather

Yeah but Woods won't fight now. Legault would no matter what.

Heather

Legault would've taken him out Game 1.

LC

Woodsy has tried to fight many times, but no one will go with him.

Jake

either way I think he's going to get it one of these games and it's going to be bad. (I hope) And for L-A-R-R-Y get your rest becuase the puck will be coming at you all night. By the way does any one (kitty dan) know if L-A-R-R-Y got to start their bus.

Heather

Don't wait for someone to want to go just take him out.

Hoss

The man is tring to hold me down! Now ther is an "Unexpected Error" on the site and I can't post. Dang you "Don't call me George" and your connections!

Josh F

OT: I dunno why, but while I was just watching the Chicago Cubs play the Cincy Reds, I thought I heard a Let's Go Komets chant. My mom said she heard it too. She thought I was watching an old game on YouTube or something.

Just thought it was a little odd that people would be chanting that at a Reds/Cubs game in Cincy.

Paul Costanzo

Hello Komet faithful. Just wanted to stop in and say hello, and that I'm not deleting comments, it's just a real pain to post anything (we had to tighten things up because of an issue last year, but that's a long story). You essentially have to signup for a blogger account.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I've been enjoying all of this. It's loyal and prideful fans like you guys (and our smaller, but passionate bunch in Port Huron) that make sports writing fun.

And touche on the "do I have access to players" comment. That was a long way to travel for no player quotes.

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