Expectations this season are high for the Rochester Americans.
Last year, the Amerks made the playoffs for the first time in four seasons and they feel as if they're ready to take the next step in 2018-19.
"We think we have all the pieces here - if they stay together and we work together - to have a championship team," Amerks general manager Randy Sexton told Andrew Peters and Craig Rivet on The Instigators on Tuesday.
"Every championship team I've been involved with, you need speed, skill, depth, goaltending, toughness, grit. We think we've assembled that all in Rochester."