And now, 11,000 words on why the Canucks sucked last season! ... ... ... Just kidding! I think we've read enough about that by now! Instead, here's 11,000 words on the Utica Comets 2020-21 season and the Canucks players who skated for them! Click here to skip to the player reviews (please don't, I spent … Continue reading 2020-21 Utica Comets: Season Deep-Dive and Player Reviews
Excuse me while I wax poetic here. In November of 2018, I had a scheduling change at work that would completely alter the next few years of my life. I was home by 3:30 PM every single day and needed something to fill the void before my wife got home from work. Enter the Utica … Continue reading The Last Comets Harvest: The one versus the Rochester Americans
One night and one more time Thanks for the memories Even though they weren't so great "He tastes like you only sweeter." The great poets Fall out Boy summarized the Utica Comets history better than a thousand monkeys working on a thousand typewriters writing the great Canadian analogy ever could. The last line, in particular, … Continue reading COMETS HARVEST: The Last Dance at the Galaxy Cup [For the Canucks]
https://youtu.be/fW0k9_OOBuo So that we're all aware of my mental state coming into tonight's re-re-re-rematch between the Utica Comets and the Syracuse Crunch--the above video is where my head is presently at, and it's giving me life. And maybe, just maybe, the good vibes I'm feeling tonight will travel 4700 kilometres eastward to the Adirondack Bank … Continue reading COMETS HARVEST: Rematches and Reconnected Controllers
The Comets look to rebound from a devastating 7-1 loss to the Syracuse Crunch when they face off against the *checks notes* Syracuse Crunch. Yeah, the schedule gets pretty bland and repetitive from here on out. Six of the next eleven games come against either Syracuse or Rochester, so variety will be out the window. … Continue reading COMETS HARVEST: Jonah Goaldjovich Does the Thing! Twice!
Admirable Bone-to-pick: https://twitter.com/CodySevertson/status/1368801701893795841?s=20 So was everyone going to keep watching me pump out charts with the wrong season listed for the entire year without saying anything!? This entire time, I had been posting charts dated 2019-20?!?! "Why didn't anyone tell me!? I've been making an idiot out of myself!" THE SEASON IS A FLAT … Continue reading COMETS HARVEST: ROCHE5TER @ UTICA
The Rath of Bone https://twitter.com/CodySevertson/status/1367187592274317313?s=20 It was quite the weekend debut for Rack Jathbone! Four points in two games, with three of the four coming at 5v5. I mean, what more can I say. Besides his actual offensive production, the guy has NHL speed and skating, vision, and defensive play. There were times in Friday's … Continue reading COMETS HARVEST: The AHL is a Flat Circle
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!
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
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