Justin Cohn of the Journal Gazette had a prediction to make, and predicted that fans of the CHL Fort Wayne Komets weren't going to like it. Having correctly picked the Komets' previous playoff wins that led to the President's Cup final against the Wichita Thunder, Cohn was about to turn heel.
"I'm going to pick the Thunder in six games," he said in a video blog on April 27, citing the Komets' grueling travel schedule and extended series in previous rounds. "If you're a Komet fan, hopefully I'm wrong. Don't hate me too much."
Rather than Wichita in six, the Komets defeated the Thunder in five games for the Cup. And they let Cohn know how wrong he was:
The locker room chant as Cohn filmed the team: "WICHITA IN SIX! WICHITA IN SIX!" Later in the video, he gets chirped again on the ice about it as well. All in good fun. But who says the media can't serve as motivation?
The Komets are an interesting franchise. They won three straight IHL titles before moving to the CHL, considered better competition, where they won again. They're expected to move to the ECHL next season. So when do they play for the Stanley Cup? Within 10 years?