I don't think the Toronto Roadrunners will finish very high in the standings being that they are a first year AHL team, but by the look of things they'll have a combination of very big, rugged and tough players, combined with a bunch of speedsters that could prove to be very entertaining to watch.
Here's just a few that should end up in the Roadrunners line up and should create some excitement.
Zach Storini LW 6-3 217lbs
(Hit Man) Jan Horacek D 6-4 221lbs
Jay (Let's Go) Legault
Heavyweight Rocky Thompson
Brad Winchester 6-5 235
Brent (the "henely" giant) Henely ,a 6-7 245 scrapper
(Speedy) Tony Salmelainen
I think the Rochester Americans will be a very entertaining team on the score sheet and in the penalty box if needed. They have added some scoring punch and still have Peters, McMorrow and Jorde. Peters or McMorrow might start the season in the NHL , but this team will make a run in the playoffs.
Mikael Holmqvist (from TB), Francois Beauchemin, Karl Dykhuis, Patrick Traverse, Andrew Archer and another TB player.
Jozef Balej, Chris Higgins, Sylvain Blouin, Alexander Perezhogin, Pierre Dagenais, Benoit Gratton, Tomas Plekanec, Duncan Milroy, Johnathan Ferland... Hmmm, I dunno, there could be others, and some of the players will probably start the season on the Canadiens bench.