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  • Bootland not coming to K's
    You may have heard that Darryl Bootland has defected from the CHL's Allen Americans to join a team in the ECHL. It's not the Komets, according to general manager David Franke.
  • Szydlowski would like bigger role with K's
    Shawn Szydlowski, who re-signed with the Komets today, said he hopes to have a top-line type of role this season.
  • AHL could be coming to town
    There is a possibility the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters and Grand Rapids Griffins will play an exhibition game at Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 4.
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Lockout effect on ECHL

More NHL players than ever with K's, others

The lockout has had a profound effect on the ECHL this season. With the help of the league, I discovered some astounding numbers about the number of NHL veterans who have played in the ECHL this season.

Click here to read the story. I think it's fascinating stuff.

By the way, the CHL has had about 10 players with NHL experience in the league this season, 20 fewer than the ECHL.

Finally, check out this video -- click here -- and tell me it's not hilarious.

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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