The fallout from the Windsor Spitfires ditching their veteran play-by-play announcer, Steve Bell, is a perfect opportunity to pay the Kingston Frontenacs a left-handed compliment.
Fronts owner Doug Springer and GM-for-life Larry Mavety have their faults, but they've been smart enough to keep Jim Gilchrist on as the team's radio voice. The Frontenacs could be 4-45-1 in the dead of January and it would still be worth tuning into the team's broadcasts to hear Gilchrist. Granted, the risk of saying that is that with the Frontenacs, there's always a chance that might happen.
Now, those wacky diehards at Fronts Talk, what are you gonna do? First they seized on talk that former Fronts coach Dave Allison, who was with AHL's Iowa Stars last season, had bought a home in Kingston, and now they're trying to jump to conclusions after noting that his name no longer appears on the team's website. (Iowa is now the Anaheim Ducks' affiliate -- think that will motivate MTV to move The Hills there?)
Don't get carried away thinking anyone other than The Mav is behind the bench in September.