I was asked to summarize the Komets move so far this season.
Here's a look at the roster ...
Colin Chaulk, center: The 35-year-old captain has led the Komets to five championships since 2003. He is 6 feet, 199 pounds, and is great offensively and defensively, even at his advanced age. He will be a player/assistant coach.
Brett Smith, center: At 31, he is a terrific leader, a prolific scorer and a pest. At 5-8, 180 pounds, he captained Bossier-Shreveport to the CHL title in 2011 and helped the Komets to the CHL title last season. He is recovering from a neck injury.
Brandon Marino, right wing: The 26-year-old Marino, who is 5-9, 185 pounds, was the CHL's MVP and leading goal scorer least season. Lots of speed, tenacity and great on special teams.
Eric Giosa, center: It's hard to fathom that Giosa, 5-11, 182 pounds, is the third-line center. He helped Marino to a lot of his points. Giosa is 27.
Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock, right wing: The alternate captain, eternal agitator, great defender and competent scorer is 27, 5-11, 180 pounds, and his speed will be great in ECHL.
Kyle Atkins, defenseman: The 23-year-old rookie is 6-3, 204 pounds, and adds some size to the blue line.
Daniel Maggio, defenseman: Should be a top-tier player, after showing his skills as a rookie in the playoffs with Fort Wayne. Maggio, 21, is 6-3, 204 pounds, and we can look for him to add more toughness to his scoring prowess.
Tyler Butler, defenseman: He is 33, a former captain in Arizona and Tulsa, and tough as nails. He is 6-3, 205 pounds, and likes to shoot a lot. Will add a lot of character.
Note, the Komets have used three of their four veteran spots on Chaulk, Smith and Butler, and have one more left. Goalies are exempt from veteran spots.
Clearly, the Komets still need goalies -- Hello? Kenny Reiter? -- and some size up front. They also have yet to sign any players with significant ECHL experience.