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  • Whew, I'm here
    READING, Pa. -- Whew, it wasn't easy, but I'm at Santander Arena. Apparently, there are many buildings with the Santander name here and hotels, including mine, think that one is where the hockey team plays.
  • K's must defend well
    The Komets believe they have some reason for confidence today, as the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Reading Royals open tonight at Santander Arena in Reading, Pa.
  • Lots to get you ready
    READING, Pa. -- We've got all sorts of coverage today to get you ready for the Komets' playoff series against the Reading Royals, which begins tonight at Santander Arena.
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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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