The Blog has been enjoying some time off -- if having a buddy drag him on an eight-mile trail run can be "enjoyed'' -- and is just stopping in for a sec to drop some notes.
* Former Alaska Aces coach Davis Payne, who guided the franchise to its first ECHL Kelly Cup (2006) and just won a Stanley Cup as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings, has been re-upped by the Kings.
* Former Aces sniper Josh Soares will continue his tour of Europe -- he's signed with the Stavanger Oilers of Norway. He's also played in Germany, Sweden and Austria since hopping across the pond.
* And former Aces goaltender Sebastian Dahm re-upped for two more seasons with Rodovre in his native Denmark.
By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com