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 [email protected].

Komets Korner

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May 29, 2008



If it's a sport team from Detroit, I was raised to hate it..Sorry Cohny

Barry Frankeee

Down with the red wings!


And I was raised to love them (well, except for maybe the Lions. Can anyone love the hapless group?)

Justin Cohn

I love the Lions. ... Lions Bengald will meet in the Indianapolis Super Bowl; you heard it here first.


Cohny you can't be serious...better insert my NY Jets for that venue.


Canuck... got your ears on? Barrel on Friday nite @ 9:15, need me to bring any extra sweaters?


wifes from detreoit so its the red wings for me(unless they play the rangers)

Jerad Shaw

The words Lions and superbowl will never happen until the name McMillan is subtracted from that equation.

Justin Cohn

Well, that IS true.


You mean Millen?


Justin...wanna borrow a screwdriver so you can take off your "Zehr" cage from your helmet?LOL!


Good for Bootland. I hope he does well. But, obviously, not too well. lol.

I've been trying to settle on an NHL team to cheer for, but the closest I came was the Caps. I do respect Crosby as a young star, but he'll have plenty of chances to win Beyond that, there is location. But the Red Wings, Blackhawks and Blue Jackets are all about equal distance. The later two didn't make the playoffs, but cheering for the Detroit is so cliché. Still, you've got to love a team whose fans throw octopuses. It was for that very reason that I threw a stuffed orange octopus in Andy's general direction after game #3 of the finals. And, if I'm not mistaken, it was that very same octopus that later showed up in the JG's slideshow after the Komets won the Turner Cup. It lives!!! So it must have brought them luck. I suppose that it only makes sense for the original octopus throwers to win this year, too. :D


Gary Roberts did the right thing=but not good enough=I've liked Roberts since he was in Calgary=if would of stayed=2 or 3 cups for the FLAMES.


Justin - How much of a shot do you think John Anderson has at the Leaf's job? I guess nothing can happen until they hire a new GM first.


Yes Cohn, there are a lot of Pens Fans (Wings haters).

I've been a Pens fan since May 24th, 2008. Does that make me a bandwagon fan?

Cat Eyes

Sorry...have to hate Detroit...my whole family does, and i'd hate to be murdered in my sleep...and cheap shots come in all forms, including the red wings' tomas holmstrom...i have seen him do some pushes and shoves that seemed a little cheap to me, but then again, who doesn't from time to time? i really hate all pittsburgh teams on principal (deuce could tell you why on this one!!) but i am rooting for the lesser of two evils here, plus going for the underdogs. and i love evgeni malkin...he is a really quick and talented player, no matter who he plays for. sorry, cohny, pens in 6!!!

wendy, we could not settle either, but we root for the nashville predators and the san jose sharks...why? my 7 year old likes their logos...why not?! lol we might try for a blue jackets game next season, maybe vs the predators?

btw, cohny, ya crack me up when you do the call-ins on the bear!! hi-larry-ous!

bootland, eh?? interesting...not a fan of his, but we shall see...


Cheap shot Pens??? Are you serious???? Bad actors are the wings. GO PENS!!!!!

Justin Cohn

Yes, so the Pens' fans are fairweather. Typical and figures.


GO WINGS!!!!!! I'm just happy the Pens are trying to make it an entertaining series. I wan tit to go 7 so we can see as much hockey as possible before it goes away for a few months.


Bootland can be a success, BUT he will have to make that switch from Player to coach, if he doesn't 1.5 and out.


he-he. Funny you should mention that Cat Eyes. That friend in California that I gave the Kings tickets too wound up cheering for the Sharks (whom they were playing) instead. She liked their colors better. lol. I told her I couldn't argue with that, even when you take other factors into consideration!



2 or 3 more cups in Calgary??? Gary Roberts was there a few more years after they won that lone cup and they didn't make out of the first round of the playoffs for years with or without him. Sorry, I disagree with you on that one.

Cat Eyes

Wendy...when all else fails, we women will go with the colors or the logos...can't say I have never won a bet going that route before either, so what the heck...and a 7 year old could care less who he roots for...and truth be told he hates the Red Wings because his former bully at school likes them...hmm...might be more there than meets the eye...

And for the record, I'd rather be branded a fair weather Pens fan than ANY sort of a Red Wings fan! lol!!! That one was for the goalie!! (my son the goalie, not theirs)

And though we are rooting for different teams, thanks hobo for making a great point...let's have it go as long as possible...October is a long time coming!!!

Cheers to you, cheers to me, may we never disagree, but if we do...to heck with you, and here's cheers to me!! ha ha!! just kiddin'...enjoy the game Saturday night everyone!! Cheap shots, bad acting, and all!!


There are Wings other than the K-Zoo ones? :) Go Pens! My only reason for being a temporary Pens fan is a couple of my more annoying co-workers are Wings fans. I was hoping the Capitals would go further than they did.

Jerad SHaw

Five Minute Major, besides being a Blackhawk fan, that is pretty much mine. A close number 2 is that Cohn is a Red Wings fan. I guess Red Wing fans should enjoy this trip, cause after next year, it won't happen again!!! New Years Day 2009, will mark the changing of the guard my friends!!!


I like that kind of talk JS.

All my friends are Wings fans and they are brutally annoying.

Case in point: The majority of the Musky fans are Wings fans, enough said.


Hmmmm... I'm getting a "Patriots" vibe the way everyone is talking about the Red Wings. That's not good! :D

I still think they are going to win, though. And I'm really not hearing any non-emotional reasons not to cheer for them. But if anyone has any, I'd love to hear them. :)


Anyone like the AVs? My son is a Red Wings fan and when they play each other alot of smack talk between us. Rooting for the Wings since the Avs are out.

Oilers were my team in the 80's & 90's. Glenn Anderson, Craig McTavish fan! I also liked Glenns brother David that played for the Komets.

I liked Patrick Roy. Kevin Schmidt once told me that Roy is a freaky french man and talked to the goal posts! I guess that is a goalies best friend.

GO WINGS!!!!!!


he-he. I've always heard you have to be a bit crazy to be a goalie.

That reminds me, I found a great page for hockey quotes a few months ago, if anyone is interested. They are great fun to read. Just click the link below.



Favorite players=#1 Laraque-#2 Iginla-

Justin Cohn

Avs? Never heard of them. Oh, wait, punks.


One of these days you will leave the Blackhawks and join the dark side.


Bruiser: Flames would of won a couple of years ago= NHL cheated for tampa.


Komets Home Games:

Sat Oct 18 Flint @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Fri Oct 31 Kalamazoo @ Fort Wayne 8:00 p.m.
Sat Nov 8 Bloomington @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Fri Nov 14 Muskegon @ Fort Wayne 8:00 p.m.
Fri Nov 21 Port Huron @ Fort Wayne 8:00 p.m.
Sat Nov 22 Kalamazoo @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Thurs Nov 27 Flint @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Sat Nov 29 Muskegon @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Sat Dec 6 Bloomington @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Sat Dec 13 Port Huron @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Sat Dec 20 Muskegon @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Sun Dec 21 Kalamazoo @ Fort Wayne 5:00 p.m.
Fri Dec 26 Bloomington @ Fort Wayne 8:00 p.m.
Mon Dec 29 Kalamazoo @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Wed Dec 31 Flint @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Wed Jan 7 Port Huron @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Fri Jan 9 Flint @ Fort Wayne 8:00 p.m.
Sat Jan 10 Bloomington @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Fri Jan 16 Kalamazoo @ Fort Wayne 8:00 p.m.
Sun Jan 18 Muskegon @ Fort Wayne 5:00 p.m.
Fri Jan 30 Port Huron @ Fort Wayne 8:00 p.m.
Sat Jan 31 Port Huron @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Fri Feb 6 Flint @ Fort Wayne 8:00 p.m.
Sun Feb 8 Muskegon @ Fort Wayne 5:00 p.m.
Fri Feb 13 Kalamazoo @ Fort Wayne 8:00 p.m.
Sat Feb 21 Kalamazoo @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Wed Feb 25 Muskegon @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Fri Feb 27 Flint @ Fort Wayne 8:00 p.m.
Sat Mar 14 Kalamazoo @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Fri Mar 20 Port Huron @ Fort Wayne 8:00 p.m.
Sun Mar 22 Bloomington @ Fort Wayne 5:00 p.m.
Wed Mar 25 Flint @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Fri Mar 27 Flint @ Fort Wayne 8:00 p.m.
Sat Mar 28 Port Huron @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Wed Apr 1 Muskegon @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Sat Apr 4 Muskegon @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Wed Apr 8 Bloomington @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.
Sat Apr 11 Bloomington @ Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m.

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Well with releasing the schedule that means no new teams for this year. That in itself is a disappointment. I just don't see this league being able to survive with just 6 teams. Some much for all these regional city teams wanting to jump on the boat of the IHL..I will give this league 2 more years to survive with the current members. Most of the current teams lost money this past year with the exception of the K's from what I have heard.

Jerad Shaw

They play Flint on the 3 big nights. Homeopener, Thanksgiving, and New Years. Not sure I like that.

Charlie in Rochester Hills, MI

Where are all the smack talking Pens fans this morning? Don't get me wrong, I like penguins, they taste like chicken. Four Stanley Cups in 11 years! Thats impressive. Between the Komets and Red Wings, my cup runeth over! yeah baby yeah!


PENS wins 3 in a row=KOMETS

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