I had an interesting conversation with Komets coach Al Sims, who is preparing for the opening of training camp Monday.
He said he believes the offense this season will be better than last season's, a bold statement considering Colin Chaulk, Matt Syroczynski, Konstantin Shafranov, David Hukalo and Justin Chwedoruk are all gone.
"I think the exciting thing for me is having more offense than last year," Sims said.
He is particularly excited about the return of Mathieu Curadeau and mentioned Matt Ward, who had two goals and six points in eight ECHL games with Reading last season. He also thinks Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock will up his offensive production.
"We've got three lines that can do damage this year," Sims said. "Last season, we had to win a lot of games 2-1 and keep the score down. Hopefully, the defense will stay the same and the offense will pick it up a lot this season."
Speaking of Sims, he will be our guest on Tuesday's edition of "We've got Game," the sports/pop culture radio show that runs live 4 to 5 p.m. You can listen to the replay anytime after that. Use the radio button on the top right of this post to do so.