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Looks like no deals

I'm still awaiting final verification, but the ECHL trade deadline has passed and I've heard nothing about any trades involving the Komets.

So, it looks as if they are standing pat, which isn't surprising. Unless you wanted to see them trade Brandon Marino or Eric Giosa.

If you are hoping for changes, keep your fingers crossed they get some good players coming out of juniors and college, or that Norfolk of the American Hockey League loads them up.

But I doubt either of those things would happen before Friday night, when the Komets really need to get things going against the Florida Everblades.

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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