While a recent report in The Monitor, based in McAllen, Texas, stated there will be a luxury-tax system in the CHL next season, designed to aid some of the league's lower-revenue teams, Komets president Michael Franke said it's far from a done deal.
"Nothing has been finalized in that area," said Franke, whose Komets led the CHL with an 7,460 fans per game, 2,054 more than any other team. "The discussions will be ongoing in regards to that. Who knows where that will all end up at? That's why they have the summer meetings in Phoenix (June 10 and 11), for things like that."
With the departures of Odessa and Colorado to other leagues, and the folding of Quad City, the CHL will have 15 teams at most next season.
- I guess I should have said the CHL will have 15 teams at most, unless some last-minute savior comes in: Click here.
- Parris Duffus is a former Komets goaltender, but this whole list is a hoot.
- Click here for coverage of Colorado's move to the ECHL.
- Having gone to college in Atlanta, I'm sad to see the NHL didn't work there: Click here.
- Can someone please explain why it's too late to realign the divisions for next season, when this season is still going on? Oy, click here.