The next coach of the Fort Wayne Komets will be?
Todd Brost is not a candidate (his choice). Pat Bingham is. Bruce Ramsay and Kevin Kaminski have applied as have ECHL coaches and AHL assistant coaches. Troy Neumeier is not a candidate because he still wants to play (good for him). The Komets have already heard from 12 people, and the process is just starting.
The Komets want someone who is very good at recruiting in college and juniors, a veteran coach with a winning record and a strong personality. They would also like to find a coach who can find tough players who can also play. They aren't too interested in goons.
The coaching search may mean a little change in the Komets' thoughts on returning players, but a lot of that will be determined on the salary cap issues. The majority will still not be asked back.
The ground rules here are that I'm not going to respond to every idea you come up with because A) I won't pretend to know everything the Frankes are thinking, B) if I did respond I wouldn't have time to do any publishable work which pays the bills; C) there's not as much going on right now as you may think and D) It might all be a conspiracy theory anyway, right?
BTW, congratulations to Justin on his wedding this weekend. Sucker! Talk about marrying over his head, I can't believe some woman would stoop so low. Hope the weather stays perfect like this for them.