Sorry I'm a bit late posting this, but I was out of town for my birthday. Finally, the Komets announced their signing of Brent Henley. I don't know if this makes them the toughest team in the league, but it does make them pretty darn tough.
Wow, if coach Al Sims ever gets mad and sends out Henley, Olivier Legault, Mitch Woods, Kevin Bertram and Kevin Hansen, I wouldn't want to be the other team. Not that I ever think that would happen. I don't think.
But let's not assume Henley is just a brute. He happens to be a really solid defenseman, which is the most important thing.
As for the signing of goaltender Nick Boucher, as with all goalies, I'll reserve judgment until I see him in game action. I hope Adam Hanna finds greener pastures; it must have been horrible to hear all the talk about when, not if, he was going to be replaced.
Meanwhile, Brendan Savage of The Flint Journal decided to take some jabs at yours truly on his blog. I have a lot of respect for Savage. He's been doing this for a long time and typically knows his stuff. But I'm a little tired of his blathering that it's horrible for other writers to comment about his blog. It's in cyberspace. It's there for discussion. No one is supposed to disagree? Can't we foster some discussion without the insults?
Moving on, according to The Port Huron Times Herald, the Icehawks traded Mark Cadotte to Muskegon for Mark Nebus.
-- By Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette