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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April 24, 2008



I want video up of this musical chairs. I am sad i cannot be there for all of the fun. Justin get interviews with all of them!



Do you have an e-mail address for the NHL? That is total crap, he needs to grab Bettman by the legs and swing him around or better yet knock his head into the boards.

All the freedoms of the world and each day more rules of what you cannot do. It's just as pathetic as all the Sheriff Deputies around 215.

I was at a Dallas Stars game last month and the fans were jawing and flipping off the Duck's players as they went into the penalty box. I'm not saying we need that, but you can't even jaw at the opposing team before some "brown clown" comes strolling down the aisle with a look of disgust on their faces.

I miss the good ole days in the coliseum. With gas at 4 bucks, I'll buy it on B2 for $6 and scream and yell what I want....

sorry, rant is over!


I agree that Pool should get the start on Friday. I would like to see if the Komets can get through a game at home without getting a game misconduct. That will be a step in the right direction.


What's wrong with a GameMisconduct...?


Paulsy, you will have to rant more, because B2 is now $7 a game!

The world could use a little more GameMiscoduct in it!

Wait, did you say a "little" GameMisconduct? Are you a proud papa?


YOU sir, would be the one who said "little" GameMisconduct..There are none that I know about/paying for atleast..I think the world is probably better off without a little GameMisconduct..probably a whole like safer!


Actually the police presence was in 216 as well. And I'm pretty sure that I saw them standing above other sections too -- not just the player areas. My impression was that it was to keep the fans from getting too rowdy -- not really to protect the teams themselves.

Yeah, that bit about the $10,000 fine bit is utter nonsense. How are bits going to fly off of something that has the consistency of rubber?

As for the game misconducts, I'm tempted to start placing bets as to who will get booted next. I mean, geez. This is getting comical. Here's a thought. Maybe the madness will finally subside on Friday, and we can actually finish up this series without all the lunacy and melodrama. Hey, we can dream.

Go Komets!!!!!! :)

Hit Somebody!!!

Wonder who the odds on favorite is to be the IDIOT, I mean ref of game #5? My money is on Jarrod Ragusin. He might actually call a good game. Swallow the whistle, call only the obvious calls that have intent to mame or give an obvious advantage. Also, call the first dive on Muskegon, and they might think twice about the flopping they do all the time. They are a bunch of divers.


I'm doing it...

Tim...seemingly everyone knows me...

Jerad Shaw

This is going to be one very long day of work. Its PLAYOFF HOCKEY NIGHT IN FORT WAYNE!!


What do you think happened to van druin lip? I go with HENLEY pulled on it & it stayed that way.


Wonder if the furry fans will try to call the red coats everytime says suck this game. I appreciate the fact that they will travel with their team, but please sit down and shut up in the Jungle. Sorry,but these folks are really getting on my last nerve.


I wonder what the coliseum's boot camp is like for their red coats? They are always ready to snap and give the smack down to someone. Last hat trick the lady at my section looked as if I had just held up nat city when I tossed my hat. Like said before no tradition is too safe. Sad.


I wonder what the coliseum's boot camp is like for their red coats? They are always ready to snap and give the smack down to someone. Last hat trick the lady at my section looked as if I had just held up nat city when I tossed my hat. Like said before no tradition is too safe. Sad.


Although I don't think I would call them the Brown clowns, it is a little ridiculous that there is such a police presence in 215 and 213. Them, along with the DEA agents (ushers)have been the enforcers of the coliseum. No longer can you yell, blow horns (usher actually took it from a fan that blew it when the Komets scored), let kids stand down by the ice to get pucks from the players during warm ups, etc. It's no longer the jungle!


I afree jonndfi, My kids love standing down by the glass during warm ups and they cannot. Every areana we have been to this year lets the kids stand down at the glass. I remember when I was a kid my dad always had a air horn at the games!!!! LETS MAKE THE PLACE LOUD TONIGHT PEOPLE!!!!!! It has been about 10 years since I have made the trip to Muskegan, can anyone tell me how long it takes? My boys both have baseball games and we wont be able to get on the road till 3PM, will we be ok?


Topshelf...yeah you will be ok if you leave at 3pm...depending on how fast you drive it will take about 3 hours. Easiest way to go is 69 to 96 and cut across..there is alot of construction on 94 and 131 in Kzoo.

Jungle Monkey

Brown Clowns.. lol.

There are numerous unsolved murders in Fort Wayne and we have cops busting people for telling Dave Van Drunen that he sucks...

I hope the crowd gets crazy tonight. The Komets need to come out on fire and put the Fury away early. AND KEEP IT THAT WAY!


$25 per hour for that security detail cash I'm sure. Who wouldn't want that gig. Notice how it is the same faces every game? They know its easy money.


Haha, I will have to say that it will be a fun night of yelling at Isaac Reichmuthb (Fury goalie) haha.. seriously, he really gets into yelling back! So, the popo's can just away..

oh, btw, remember to never "toss" anything towards the ice, cause those who are sitting near the ice..don't wannt get hit!


ok. So I am still wet behind the ears here. What is the reason for the octopus??


never mind. I googled it. Silly me google has all the answers


I guess I really never understood the symbolism of those slimy eight tentacled animals were either. Learn something new every day.


To the people on the previous blogs that were degrading Bouchers' performance in the game he played in thus far please remember 3 goals were scored against him on 5 on 3 powerplays and one goal several people believe didn't cross the line so I am not sure he is as bad as some said he way. Remember Reiter allowed a 2 goals also on 5-3 powerplays and I disagree just a bit with Justin about Weds. game ...Reiter didn't look sharp after being knocked down on Weds. I hope he is ok...it scares me because a lot of the time people don't always speak up about their injuries b/c they want to keep playing.


Hit, Odds on tonights officials

Hawthorne 5 - 2
Searle 2 - 1
Langdon 3 - 1
Good Ref 1,000 - 1

and on another subject....
Didn't the great founders of our great country stand up to the red coats at some point?


Wonder why Welker hasn't worked a game yet?


octopus=on ice=need 8 wins to win cup=long time ago in DETROIT=BEAT colorado last night!!

Dan Currie's Mullet Perm

Maybe I should come out of retirement and play tonight.

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