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A Cutthroat negotiation

Goaltender Nick Boucher, who has led the Komets to four championships in the last five years, and who was selected by his teammates as MVP last season, has had talks with the expansion Denver Cutthroats of the CHL about playing for them next season.

"I always listen to teams," he wrote in a text message. "Nothing's signed, though."

Boucher led the Komets to the CHL's President's Cup last season, but the Komets are moving to the ECHL.

ECHL rules don't allow the Komets to sign players this early in the offseason.

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