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 05, 2008



PS: WINTER STORM WATCH =6 to 12 inches of snow - hope for more!!!!

morency fan

whens the snow suppose to come?....


Steve reminds me of some of those clowns from Quad City..... full of Komet envy.

Hit Somebody!!!

Stevie Numbers doesn't need to come on here and defend Savage. Savage can defend himself. Savage thinks he is so much smarter than everyone. He is just upset that his "paper champs" aren't as good as what he thought they were. No one gave the Komets any chance to be good this year, particularily Savage and the Flint faithful, all 1500 of them....


The team, management, arena, and city is something to be darn proud of but there really isn't much benefit rubbing people's noses in it, even if Savage started the whole thing. The regular season crown at this point means nothing. That ship has sailed. The second season is what counts. Getting too loud or full of ourselves can backfire because this place will be crawling with trolls if we do anything short of winning the cup.


god has spoken


BS the reg season doesn't mean anything! BS we can't be proud of our team and "rub other's noses in it!" And BS if we should watch out for trolls coming back to "backfire" us!

You think the roll the Komets are on doesn't mean anything? You think other teams are wanting to be the fourth place team to come in our barn and try to take us down after we have a run at the record? You think if we set the record, that's not something you will tell your kids about? I understand if it was Bloomington, who has been around for two years (?), making a run at their team record that it wouldn't be a big deal, but come on! This is something that hasn't been done in 55+ years!!! That's something to be damn proud of!

It's not like we are taking full page ads out of the Flint Journal to brag about our team. We are blogging about it on a KOMET BLOG!!! If you don't like reading about the KOmets or reading about their fan's thoughts, don't get on the BLOG! I for one, will stand up to anyone who thinks the Komets aren't that importain in the grand skeem of life. Anything you can say you spent your life doing and has made you, and hundreds of thousands of others, happier is a big event and deserves respect from everyone! I am proud to say four gens. of Musser's have gone to Komet Games and I hope four more will go as well!!! Hell, if it wasn't for the Komets, I wouldn't have met my wife.

I bet if we were rubbing Flint's noses in the fact that we have the best scoop guys in the IHL you wouldn't stop us then, hun?


Sorry for the rant (not really)and all the spelling or grammer mistakes, but I don't like the tone some on here has taken. Call me wrong, I don't care. It's the truth and the way most real fans of the Komets feel. If I am wrong about that, let me know!


Didn't mean to rile you up, Hoss. Maybe I should clarify?

Aside from how it was written, the regular season does mean something. Great achievement with great accomplishments along the way. What I meant is that its a foregone conclusion we will win regular season at this point.

Second season is what matters. Especially blowing through the regular season as we have. Comes with a big target and alot of pressure. I think that is pretty clear cut how it was worded.

Getting too loud or full of ourselves: Its pie in our face if they fall short. Nothing wrong with supporting and being proud of your team. But when you start talking smack and get stupid about it, whatever is dished out comes back ten fold from everyone who can't stand you. (I should know).


Sorry, but I slept on it and re-read your post and still have the same thoughts. I guess I just don't get it, hun?

Komet Gallery

Scoops knows everything, just ask him...


I'm not a fan of scoops, so I'll leave it right there.

I would like to address the person who said NO ONE was giving the Komets a chance to be good. That's ridiculous. Every where I read was that this league was for either Flint or Fort Wayne to take. But what many were SCARED of was that the Komets wouldn't be tough. I was one of them. That certainly has not been the case either.


I think you are smart enough to get what I said, even the first time around. Truth be told, we and others alike would like to see this team keep cruising along and conclude the season with a championship. That is all that really matters in the end. Not the rants, stabs, or pointless remarks we all do from time to time.


But I hope he keeps posting!


And he is.


So now we, or just I, are/am not smart enough to read what you type and understand what you mean?

Kind of like last week how I needed to "tell the truth and be bashed for it." What does that mean?


Is this an Abbett and Costello routine?
Your first question, I have no idea how to answer really. I just think you took what I originally said and made alot out of nothing really. I didn't put anyone down or question anyones opinion, just gave my own.

Your second question you misunderstood but after finding that post I could see how this happened. "You tell the truth and get hammered for it" was not in reference to you but rather myself.
Marchant is quietly having a good year.....
People lately have been more interested in fights, who fights who, or Brent Henley in general.
We have people here posting under different names to start fights with others.
Those statements may not be the dictionary definition of truth but there is certainly more fact than fiction there. I thought it was an honest assessment at that time. I didn't say it was wrong or tell anyone what to think. People, primarily yourself, just took what was there and made of it what you wanted.
I know it probably doesn't change anything but maybe it might clear some things up somewhat.

Hit Somebody!!!

I would like to clarify my statement about no one giving these Komets a chance. I can remember the long debate about Coach Sims not being a good coach, this was a debate from Flint fans mainly on the Intotheboards blog, and it did spill over to this blog before the season started. Savage basically ripped the Komets and their chances from the start and handed Flint the trophy before the season started. Alot of know-it-alls over on the before-mentioned blog were picking Flint #1 and the Komets anywhere from 3-5 this season.

This was the blog that had many not giving Aquino a snowballs chance in hell of being a good player because he was sent to Fort Wayne. Somehow him being sent here was a redflag that meant he wasn't any good. That played itself out and guess what, he might be the best player at this level of hockey.

There were several that doubted the Komets chances on this blog, a ton on the other blog doubted them, and tons of people doubted the entertainment value of this league all together.

I would like to say one thing...The Komets are awesome this season, and this has been one of the most entertaining seasons in 10 plus years because of the IHL and the rivalries that have formed. Heck, Bloomington comes into Fort Wayne and every game is exciting...they are last in this league.

The team gets an A+.
The league's entertainment gets an A.
The refs, well, they still suck.


I guess we all have to go back to the frist plan of just ignoring the ones we don't agree with since we read too much into things... OK with me!

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