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Looking at the Komets' coaching situation

The first thing the Komets are going to have to do this offseason is decide whether or not to retain coach Gary Graham, who has one year left on his contract. For most teams, it ...

April 25, 2019 1:20 am

Top moments of Komets' season

Even though the Komets bowed out in the first round of the playoffs, there were still a lot of exciting moments. Here are my picks for the top five from the season.  5) Down ...

April 25, 2019 4:30 pm

6 K's players I'd prioritize, more

I’ve already covered what the Komets should do with their coaching situation, so let’s take a look what players they should bring back. For me, there’s a list o ...

April 25, 2019 10:20 pm

Komets must get more from affiliation

Everyone is assuming that priority No. 1 for the Komets will be determining what direction they want to go with the coaching position – stick with Gary Graham or make a chang ...

April 24, 2019 4:10 pm

K's ousted: What went wrong?

The Komets’ season is over. A 4-1 loss to the Toledo Walleye sent them out of the playoffs 4-2 in the Central Division semifinal series. Even though the Komets have been ...

April 23, 2019 11:40 pm

K's ousted by Walleye

Facing another must-win situation, this time on home ice, the Komets took far too long to get their legs under them tonight. And they were foiled by something that has nagged them ...

April 23, 2019 10:10 pm

Same lineup for K's

The Komets are going to use the same lineup for Game 6 of the Central Division semifinals today at Memorial Coliseum. That means no Justin Hodgman, Ryan Lowney or Craig Cescon. As ...

April 23, 2019 7:10 pm

K's, Walleye will want 'jam' but not penalties

Anyone who watched the end of Saturday’s Game 5 of the Central Division semifinals, a 5-3 victory by the Komets over the Toledo Walleye, knows that both teams were still heat ...

April 22, 2019 10:00 pm

Faith in players paid off for K's

TOLEDO, Ohio – The common theme among the Komets after their 5-3 victory Saturday at the Huntington Center was that they have faith in everyone on their roster, no matter who ...

April 21, 2019 7:10 pm

Fucale's save sparks Komets' win

TOLEDO, Ohio – It’s the little things you sometimes notice in this job. Saturday afternoon, I was at the hotel and I saw Zach Fucale, the Komets’ goaltender, seat ...

April 20, 2019 11:50 pm

Komets win, stay alive

TOLEDO, Ohio – Love him or not, Komets coach Gary Graham has some guts when it comes to coaching decisions. Heading into tonight’s must-win Game 5 of the Central Divi ...

April 20, 2019 10:30 pm

Analysis, reaction after K's lose Game 4

The best way I can sum up the Komets vs. Toledo match-up right now is this: Toledo is more disciplined and less predictable. In terms of discipline, I don’t just mean in ta ...

April 20, 2019 12:10 am

Hodgman sitting tonight

TOLEDO — With the Komets down 3-1 to the Toledo Walleye heading into Game 5 at the Huntington Center, I expected some bold lineup moves by coach Gary Graham. However, I did ...

April 20, 2019 5:10 pm

Key for K's in Game 4: Clear the crease

What do the Komets need to do to build off their 2-1 overtime victory in Game 3? In my view, they need to make sure goaltender Zach Fucale has a little more help.

April 19, 2019 2:30 pm

K's on brink of elimination

The Komets’ season has looked to be in jeopardy many times, but they’ve always seemed to find a way to show their mettle. Now, their truest test is about to come. T ...

April 19, 2019 10:50 pm