Happy Holidays and I hope you and your families are well. A little update to what's going on. T&T was a really good trip - much better than we were even anticipating. There are a couple of players from the trip that we are bringing in to preseason and have legitimate shots at making the team. What may have been the most encouraging were a few of the really young players we saw. We'll definitely need to keep track of them and see what our angle may be to bring them in to Kansas City as our residential training setting is developed in 2011/12 in kck. We have our draft board pretty well developed and will use the combine to refine a couple evaluations. We basically do a top ten by position on the field and a "power 75". The staff has been to approximately 120 games this season, so very well traveled. Kudos to zorin, zavags and JP on this stuff specifically. While there are a couple positions on the field we would like to get, we'll take a pretty focused "best player available" approach. We've had one DP deal fall completely apart on us. In the final stages the numbers basically doubled, so off the table. We have another one that we are working on for an attacking player - young - that I'm hopeful of, but we'll see. Monday we had our first contact with an attacking mid/winger who would not be DP money (but close). He would b incredible IMO. Center backs continue to be a focus with one on the cusp and two more in early negotiations. None of these guys is cheap - not DP money. Basically all the guys we are looking at are under 25. Not to say we won't sign an older player, but not currently on the radar. No trades pending.... Again, I hope you have a great holiday season...talk to you soon.