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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July 30, 2008

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Ryne Gurney

Thats awesome, I loved hating Jason Tapp.

Cat Eyes

OK, there's a comment there just waiting to be made, but I'll refrain...not really about the Generals, more about the author of that article and the hypnotherapist...but I'll refrain...LOL!!

Mrs. Mightbite

Mrs. Mightbite here ...

To the Generals ...

Look deep into my eyes.

You're getting very sleepy.

You're asleep.

Now at the snap of my fingers you'll wake up and

realize you don't have a chance at the cup.

Hit Somebody!!!

Jason Tapp...great signing. I love hating on that guy. He fights, he is a jerk, he takes cheapshots, it will be fun cheering when one of our big-guys bowls him over. Plus he is slot like swiss cheese, he has lots of holes.

Wendy

Thanks, Justin, for what is sure to be the first of many "yellow ice" jokes. But the real question is how to top this. I'm thinking a nice plaid. Or maybe "rainbow ice night". ;)

And wow, that article from Flint is hilarious. That would make for some really fun taunts during their games here. I wonder if Savage will be crowing about what a brilliant move this is?

Brandon

Kevin Reiter to the Basingstoke Bison

Hoss

Riter signed with the Basingstoke Bison. He will be missed...

http://www.intotheboards.net/vbforums/showthread.php?t=16638

Hoss

Dang you GM!!!

FiveMinuteMajor

Plaid ice, Wendy? That gives me a migraine just thinking about it! :)
About the Tapp signing, someone on another board was joking that since the signing was being announced at McDonalds it meant that the K-Wings were signing Grimace. I don't think they were too far off! LOL Anyways, I don't mind seeing Tapp back in this league, it was always fun trying to predict when he'd snap and do something stupid!

Brandon

Quiet Hoss or I'll but your chair next

Brandon

but..pop...same difference

Brandon

Funny note...the Bison are the same team that Boucher played for

Hoss

Maybe Bucher called them up and said, "Man do I have a goalie for you!"

Hit Somebody!!!

I know that this will start an argument....but Reiter wants to be the man. He doesn't want to play 2nd fiddle to anyone. He wants to be KSP. That is why he didn't come to us 2 years ago. Then he comes to us, and has to share the net with Boucher. You can't blame Kevin for wanting to play all the time, but lots of us saw this coming even though it was printed that he and Boucher were supposedly best buddies.

Jerad Shaw

Hit, I agree with you, and you can't blame the guy. At the minor league level, to be a goalie takes that kind of mentality. A 2 goalie system is tough to pull off, expecially in the playoffs. We saw that first hand this year. Personally, I feel there needs to be a difinitive back up that knows his role on the team.

Junior

"I'm not loving it" Cohn

That one made me queazy. No Tapp jokes in there?? He gets announced at a Mickey D's and we get no "heavy" jokes??? Come on Cohn!!!!

How bout, every time he gets a goal scored on him, he's forced to eat a Big Mac.....he'd have a 7.65 GAA.

Shawn

I saw that Tapp was traded to Odessa of the CHL. I guess he didn't want to live in the middle of nowhere West Texas.

Karla Stranger

That bites as far as Reiter goes.

lovelost

anyword on Morency? i heard he got invited to the Bridgeport camp but thats it. anything anyone else has heard?

good to see tapper back. there will be some good goalie fights. Sterling and Tapp should be a good series. I give it a month in the season.

sucks Reiter left, maybe we can bring in a young skilled tough goalie.

Harbz

Good point lovelost...with both Sterling and Tapp on the ice we're bound to see a goalie scrap this season. Who knows...maybe even Boucher will get in on the action with either one of those two guys. Sterling wanted to go with Boucher in Game 5, but I think Boucher knew that there was WAY too much riding on the line and that it would have been foolish to waste his time fighting with Sterling. Though..if Boucher did end up fighting Sterling in that game and got injured or tossed, we at least had a stud 'back-up' in Reiter. Sucks to see him go, yet I"m not surprised. Good luck to him.

Conley

Well, no Peerani arena trips for the Conman this year. I was looking forward to it but with that hip doc roaming the halls up there I'm freaked out! Lol. Not really, but I was put under by one of those dudes. Let me tell ya, if that would have been recorded I hear it would have been a you tube hit for days. Anyway, Reiter gone does not bother me. You know these guys, whether you agree or not, are very selfish. Its all about the themselves money. And that's fine its their lives. I also would leave if I was asked to be a backup to the starter that was the backup to the starter last season. Good luck Kev. And its great to have Bobby Bouche back. "I like Bert, and he likes me back":) movie quote. Actually outside of being a fellow fire fighter, I don't really care for his hockey game. But he is a hero off the ice when he is on the truck. Go Aquino!! I will be in Tampa in Feb. So I hope to see him there. I will have my K's sweater on.

lovelost

I cannot see Boucher dropping with anyone. I thought he was going to with Margettie but he never did. Sterling and Tapper would lay Boucher out pretty quick, plus they got alot of size on him. But Boucher does have some anger so could see him going after someone but I don't think you will ever see him fight another goalie inless he is his size.

brando

Lovelost, Tapp is smaller than Boucher. Not that it matters, but he dosnt have size on Boucher

Carrie Jeanne

CONLEY...What's up with the go Aquino? I haven't heard anything on him, what's the scoop? And if anyone has any info on Morency, I know he wants to come back to FW but I coubt he'd drop down a league with his skill. And as far as Henley..I'm taking an early guess that he's shopping around and assuming he doesn't get any bites will come back or play in Canada. Anyone know anything?

lovelost

brando, whats Boucher? hes under 6 foot right? From what I remember Tapper was pretty decent size.

lovelost

Carrie Jeanne, i think Morency will end u here is he can't make it in Bridgeport. I think his chances are less then last year though. He only played 23 games and had a few injuries. He was a fan favorite but can't see him returning thier. If not he should return here because I cannot see him going to the ECHL or CHL but I could be wrong.

Henley, in the other hand will end up playing in the ECHL and maybe the AHL. If the ECHL will let him play, haha. But he can get signed easily for his size he just needs to toughen up some and heal that knee. If his injury gets worse, he should return.

lovelost

after reading this, I say Mornecy is a no.

http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/223226

Conley

Carrie. I had some premature excitement with Karla's post, but it looks like that was for 2007-2008 I think. I have no idea how you all find this info on any previous player. I would like to worry about all that have been here in the past, but I am a present and future person. Hope we have a good team this year. If not, the beer will be cold....

Conley

Carrie. I had some premature excitement with Karla's post, but it looks like that was for 2007-2008 I think. I have no idea how you all find this info on any previous player. I would like to worry about all that have been here in the past, but I am a present and future person. Hope we have a good team this year. If not, the beer will be cold....

Conley

Sorry all. I am getting tired of the double posts also.

Cat Eyes

I've never seen Boucher drop the gloves, but I've seen Sterling do that, and he's nothing to look at out there...saw the goalie fight with Reichmuth on YouTube, and he sure didn't win that one...Laaa-rrry must be a lover, not a fighter...he sure wanted to fight someone, anyone in a few games during the playoffs last season...I think he has "goon envy". :)

Shutterbug

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc7UNBDc0x0

Muskegon's Nick Boucher vs. Port Huron's Scott Hay

brando

Lovelost, you must be thinking of someone else...Tapp is small. Tyler Willis' little brother size...


http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=46767

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=49679

lovelost

dang he is small. I just always thought he was bigger. haha. my bad. I still can't see Boucher fighting him though.

thanks shutterbug, Boucher didn't fight very well and didn't even drop his glove and blocker. thats kind of sad really.

mightbite

I'm glad Boucher don't fight much.

Cat Eyes

Hmm....I seem to recall seeing this Boucher fight now that I re-watch it...thanks, shutterbug. Yeah, not the best fight, but Hay was no prizefighter, either there. Oh well, let's keep Boucher in the net where he belongs and let someone else do the fighting for us!! LOL!! Goalies don't normally see a whole lot of fight action, so I guess maybe that's their excuse? That's my story and I'm stickin' to it! I've seen Nick throw a few good shoves and jabs at people who get a little too close for his comfort, so I still like his toughness.

mightbite

mightbite favorite goalie=Ray Emery.

lovelost

with you on tat one mightbite.

Harbz

lovelost...just because Boucher didn't have his gloves off doesn't mean anything. If you've ever played goal or put one of those on you would know that they are strapped on pretty tight sometimes. He may not have had a chance to even drop them because of that. On a side note, if I'm not mistaken, I think that was Boucher's first game with Muskegon...welcome to the team! And in my opinion, Ray Emery is a loser...I'm glad he's out of the NHL.

lovelost

you can ejected from a game if you don't take the blocker off. It looks like he had some time to take it off. the other guy did.

Karla Stranger

Emery.....sucks

mightbite

Ray Emery can fight=held his own with Jeff Peters of Buffalo.

Karla Stranger

Emery is a whiney a$$ed baby.

mightbite

Ray Emery would look good in a Komets jersey=not good looking=had to get that in there.

Karla Stranger

Thank God that Emery is playing over seas. He can stay there. BTW......HES UGLY!

Wendy

I had to look up his picture. I guess Karla was joking. He certainly isn't the snaggly-toothed, pimple-faced player she was yearning for a few weeks ago. But it is nice to see an African-American -- or is that African-Canadian in this case? -- playing the game at that level. Good luck to him overseas.

mightbite

Does that end the Ray Emerey story?-ha-ha.

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