Best Hope for Minor League Hockey

Len Komoroski

The latest incarnation of the Cleveland Barons died last spring, but there's one last, best hope for the success of hockey in Cleveland: Len Komoroski. The former minor league hockey exec, now president of the Cavs, announced that he will launch a new AHL team at the Q in 2007. If anybody can make hockey work in Cleveland, it's Komoroski. He's got a track record when it comes to selling seats, and he understands that a secondary sport needs to be pitched with humor and flair. While Barons' games were like attending a wake for Uncle Fred, you can expect a Komoroski-run franchise to become a circus of weirdness and mirth. Whether you like hockey or not, this is bound to be a spectacle worth witnessing.