They've only played five games. There's been a sandwiching effect on the talent-level, AHL-wide, due to the advent of Taxi-Squads. Including the Utica Comets, there has been significant evaporation of top-level players, plus a thrust/influx of lesser and inexperienced talent up and into the bottom and middle of AHL lineups. Maybe, they are too young … Continue reading Jumping to Conclusions: An Early Dive into the Stats of the Canucks AHL Prospects!
Pre-Gameage: Well, folks, it's a quick turnaround for the Comets! This means my favourite thing ever! Half-hearted pre-ambles! After a dominant effort against the Crunch, I expect a bit of a sleepy effort from the Comets tonight. Rochester is coming in fresh, and the last time this happened, they out-controlled their opponent but still wound … Continue reading COMETS HARVEST: Utica Space Minerals vs. The Rochester United States Citizens
Pre-gameage: Hello all, and welcome to another edition of the Comets Harvest! Tonight's game is a rematch of the Comets' first blowout loss of the season. A 6-1 drubbing at the hands of the Syracuse Crunch. Avid readers of the Harvest will remember that the Comets were at a spectacular disadvantage, playing their second game … Continue reading Comets Harvest: The Syracuse Squish versus the Utica Meteorites
No song-lyric paragraph headers tonight, but Cody's weekend vibes brought to you by Harbour. Pre-Amble Stuff: Don't fret Canucks nation! Despite the Canucks six-game losing streak, there are, believe it or not, some things to be positive about! It's freezing fucking cold. The local Timmy's is fucking discontinuing long-john donuts. TSN1040 got ethered out of fucking … Continue reading Comets Harvest: The Utica Space Rocks vs. the Binghamton Satans
Tonight's paragraph headers brought to you by Set Your Goals Who Are You to Say What is Real? Soak it in Canucks fans. As the great Skinny Elizabeth once said, "the Boys are in fact back in town." Kings of the castle, the Comets/Blues rampage look to shake off a bit more rust as they … Continue reading COMETS HARVEST 3.2: The Utica Cocoa Comets vs. Syracuse Peanut Butter Crunch
Bring It All Back Now 331 days ago, the Comets concluded their 2019-20 campaign with one of their worst performances. After scoring the game's opening goal, a powerplay tally from Justin Bailey, the Comets gave up three straight, all in a very "2021 Canucks"-like manner. First, poor defensive coverage from Mitch Eliot and John Stevens … Continue reading COMETS HARVEST 3.1: The Utica Blues v. the Rochester Amerks
This past Sunday, Patrick Johnston reported that the Utica Comets had financial concerns about returning to play without crowds. I began to have serious doubts that there would even be a Comets season to watch this year. Here we are less than 48-hours later, and not only are the Utica Comets back, but it's as if they're … Continue reading The Saintcouver Blanues Build an AHL Roster
It feels genuinely surreal to be writing about hockey again. The last time I wrote about hockey here, the Comets were returning home off of a three-game road hit, hoping to extend their current win streak to four. Despite getting an early lead, the Comets defensive structure collapsed. Michael Di Pietro did all he could … Continue reading 2021 Canucks Training Camp Primer: A Deep-Dive into the Players of the 2019-20 Utica Comets