From David Franke: ``I think what you are seeing in our league because of your hard
cap, we've actually got everybody slotted for X number of dollars. We have to
find guys who will play for the slotted area that we have in mind. That's one
reason why you're not seeing a rash of signings out of our league. We're
working with a hard cap and everybody is playing by the rules. It's just going
to take a while to get everything put together. We've got a lot offers out.''
``We still have a first line winger slot, and our second line will be a
line that can contribute scoring. We have some of these offers that also include
possible two ways with Bridgeport. It's all just going to take time to unfold and I think that's why you're seeing a slower pace. Everybody has to fit.''
``We're having discussions with some of the players that Domber has suggested, and with players that Richardson has discussed. It's a money situation and for some of these guys can they get
hocked up to a raining camp in the AHL in the fall.''
From Pat Bingham:
``We still have to do our due diligence. Usually guys want to play on a good team and usually they wouldn't recommend a friend just because he's a nice guy. They want somebody who will have their back.''
``You start to get a little bit antsy when guys aren't signing as quickly as you want but you just have to stay active on the telephone. Who can blame them they want to start in the AHL or the NHL? Those are the guys who are waiting for those opportunities first. We just have to be patient.''
``You want a team with depth. It's a challenge. It really is. We're all after the same guys and you're all trying to plug them into your template. You want excellence and a great team, but there should be a lot of parity in the league. The goal is to continue to get better throughout the year so by the end you have a team that can make a run at a cup. You're trying to create a masterpiece.''