I just talked to David Franke and he said he's continuing to have post-season meetings with the players and he's meeting with Al Sims tomorrow as they start game-planning how they want to put next year's team together. Franke and Sims both said they'd be happy if they got 8-to-12 players back next year. They'd prefer to have more than that, but they know it's unlikely. Some players will move up, some will try to go to Europe and some will possibly retire - though they both said no one has indicated that as of yet.
Franke said as far as he knows he believes Colin Chaulk, Guy Dupius, Konstantin Shafranov, Kevin Bertram, Brandon Warner, David Hukalo, P.C. Drouin, Kevin Hansen, Kevin Reiter and Nick Boucher are expected to remain in town throughout the summer. The Komets are hoping to have a big presence at the Three Rivers Festival. Brent Henley is still in town recovering from having his knee cleaned out, but he's heading home on Friday. Henley told Franke his knee feels great so far.
The IHL meetings will be June 22-25 in Las Vegas. No, darnit, The News-Sentinel will not send me to the meetings. I even offered to split my winnings with the paper.