Because of injuries, Komets captain Colin Chaulk turned into assistant coach Colin Chaulk for most of the 2012-13 season. On Saturday night, he was head coach Colin Chaulk as Al Sims gave Chaulk the team and served as his assistant coach.
The Komets responded with a 4-2 win over the Kalamazoo Wings to end the season.
Afterward, Chaulk met with the media in the Komets' locker room.
Could you talk a little bit about your feelings at the end of this season?
Right now I feel pretty good. Health-wise I feel better. Team-wise we got a good win. We had some fights, got a power-play goal and the guys played hard. It was a good effort all-around.
As far as the year as a whole, it was disappointing. All the way from head to toe it's been a disappointment. It's up to everybody to react now and see what happens this summer.
Historically when something like this happens with this organization, there's quite a few changes. What do you foresee not only with you personally, but what's going to happen here overall.
I know for myself, first and foremost, I need to get healthy, and I'm a long way from there. Hopefully the nerves regenerate, and when I'm back to living a normal lifestyle, I'll make a decision. I'm sure David will meet with the guys, and Al will meet with the guys who are leaving town first, and like always we'll make a decision together and we'll go from there.
If you had to say right now whether or not you are going to play next year and whether it will be here, what would you say?
I don't know, to be honest with you.
Will you pursue a coaching job?
Right now I have to get healthy first. Once I get healthy I'll decide, if in fact I do get healthy. I definitely can't perform at the level I want with what I'm going through right now. As all of you know, I want to coach and I will coach. I'm passionate about it, I will work hard at it and failure is no option for me personally. Where that goes, I don't know. No. 1 I'll get healthy first and go from there.