Just talked to Komets General Manager David Franke.
``We've got some stuff cooking here and might have something later in the week.''
Anything new on Frankie DeAngelis: ``We should have an answer from him by early next week.''
Worried about finding another goalie for training camp? ``We'll probably bring at least one more goalie into training camp because Kenny Reiter will be in Bridgeport's camp and I think their camp starts the same as our's does. We might even bring in Larkin Saalfrank if he's available and willing to help out.''
How about a few more defensemen? ``We're working on that as we speak. We're trying to be selective, and Frankie has a big say in this. If he doesn't come back, it frees up a lot of money, but it means we have to go look for an offensive guy back there. Once he makes his decision, other things will fall in line. If the NHL doesn't start the year there will be all kinds of players coming from the AHL. It'll be nuts.''
Won't you then have to decide between guys who might be here all year or guys who could leave as soon as a CBA is reached? ``That's why we've built a good base here where we can take a hit or two. I think we're deep enough to withstand that. Call-ups will happen. It's going to happen now that we're in the ECHL and because we're in the midwest. I've even told some AHL teams to be looking at our players during the year. I want to reward those guys for what they have done for us. This will be a chance to do that if we can get some guys called up during the season.
``It will all become crystal-clear what we're doing within another week, week-and-a-half.''