Just talked Pat Bingham (who is celebrating his 38th birthday by the way), and he said they'll probably get to 22 or 23 players tomorrow, and then they'll see what happens.
``The decisions aren't obvious,'' he said. "From there they really get hairy.''
He, too, said between six and eight rookies will survive the first cut. He's not sure when the next cuts will be made, and could even come after the first weekend of play. Each team can have a 19-man active roster, but you can also put up to four players on injured reserve and another on team suspension.
He also has a point that the Komets only play five games over the next three weeks so they'll have more time to evaluate in practice.
"I'm very pleased with the intensity and effort we've gotten in training camp, and it's a great foundation to build the season on,'' he said. "I'm not tickled that some guys have to leave. When soembody does everything you asked them to do, and they still don't get the job, it's tough to give them a reason why.''