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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March 03, 2008

Comments

mightbite

I ripped on Durdin early this year-never would of thought he'd lead in + -.

Hoss

+/- is overrated! I do think Durdin is doing much better than the start of the year, but he is still not living up to the hype of the Franke's and Quad-City fans (Who would have thaugh Mallard-Heads lied?).

Just last Friday, Durdin was a fault for the second goal and Reiter let him know afterwards. Or I guess he could have been saying, "I bet this will drop your +/-!"

deuce

I'm sure he was offering some advice since it didn't help his gaa!!!! lol

FiveMinuteMajor

Congratulations to everyone with the awards, but how the heck did Drouin not get forward of the week?! I demand a recount!

Hit Somebody!!!

+/- is the biggest statistical liar that there is in sports. There are so many things that can happen to influence that stat that inflates it. A guy skates onto the ice at the end of a play that ends up a goal and he gets a plus and had nothing to do with the goal....

jonndfi

Watching Durdin makes me wonder how his +/- is that high. He has to lead the team in turnovers in the defensive zone as well. =/- is over rated!

Ryne Gurney

if we had to drop one player I would choose Durdin, that being said, I wouldn't change anything right now.

Andrew

I'd have to agree with +/- being overrated, just look at Chaulk's, he has one of the worst +/- on the team and he plays on the top line

lovelost

Thats just showing that Durdin is there for the goals and hasn't been out there to be scored against. A lot of the goals have been scored on that top line with Chaulk.

Jerad Shaw

I'm just guessing here, but we have to be pretty close if not the top of the league in scoring! That would help anyone's Plus Minus.

Hoss

Shaw, we are the top scoring team.
Komets=202
Flint=197
K-Zoo=188
Port H=184
Musky=165
Bloom=147

Hoss

P.S. We only have 137 GA and the next closest team is Musky with 181!!!

Jerad Shaw

Yes. I was right. Finally!!!

Ryne Gurney

Oh, and props to Curadeau. he's probably my favorite player to watch this year, he hits guys and yet is very clean, he can find the back of the net too (also he does that one knee fist pump thing, which is cool)

Hoss

You know what they say, "Every blind dog see the sun and finds a nut one time."


Or something like that....

Jerad Shaw

And that is in regards to??

mightbite

Where is the abeatenhorse ???

JR

I think +/- is one of those stats that if it works for your argument its relevant, and if it doesnt then its not....

Teresa

I too am amazed at Durdin's stats. I would never have guessed he'd be leading the league. He frustrates me at times and I don't like how he rags on the goalies at times. However, he's part of an amazing team and I wouldn't change a thing. I also agree with fiveminute major - PC definately deserved forward of the week! Maybe he can do even better this week starting with Flint tomorrow night. I'm really looking forward to this game. Go K's!!!

Hoss

Speaking of tomorrow's game, I need everyone to give a big cheer for Whitney Young, as we are the PHP school of the game. My class is so excited to see "The Komet guys who came to our school" play hockey. They have been waiting so long to see them play.

Hoss

Speaking of tomorrow's game, I need everyone to give a big cheer for Whitney Young, as we are the PHP school of the game. My class is so excited to see "The Komet guys who came to our school" play hockey. They have been waiting so long to see them play.

Burgee

Somebody want to call Flint and remind them its still winter out and they might want to consider leaving a little early for tomorrows game.

Greg

I actually like the +/- stat. it tells me things i need to know.

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