Eric McErlain



Hudler's KHL Deal a Sign of Things to Come?


For the most part, the sort of players who have been turning their backs on the NHL and signing contracts with Russia’s Continental Hockey League (KHL) come from one of two camps: either they’re...

Burke Following Through on Plan for Leafs


For me, the highlight of an otherwise pedestrian 2009 NHL Entry Draft came in the first round as Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke prepared to step to the podium to announce his team's pick. ...

The Donald Departs the District


While other teams were happy to toss commits tens of millions of dollars in new free agent contracts at the start of the NHL's free agent signing period, the Washington Capitals kept things...

On the Edge of Free Agent Madness


Though open season on NHL free agents didn't start until Noon today, there were a number of preliminary deals over the past 24 hours to whet your appetite: ↵ ↵The Sedin twins are reportedly s...

Welcome to NHL Free Agent Frenzy


While NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and his staff in New York and Toronto take a lot of guff from hardcore fans for all sorts of reasons, they ought to be acknowledged for doing everything they can...

Some Thoughts as the NHL Draft Approaches


Coming just one day after its NBA equivalent, the NHL Draft often gets overlooked on the sports calendar. While it would be easy to posit some sort of conspiracy theory on why that's the case,...

Is this the End of the Road for Chelios?


On Friday night in Montreal, 30 young men will get started with their careers as hockey professionals when they are selected in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. But yesterday in...

Here's One Vote for Winter Classic II


Over the past few days, there's been plenty of buzz over the possibility that the NHL may hold a second outdoor game on January 1, 2010. Over at Puck Daddy, my friend Sean Leahy doesn't think much...

Cross Your Fingers, It's the NHL Awards


I am decidedly not a fan of awards shows. But being a hockey fan, I've become inextricably drawn to the season-ending NHL Awards Show. Why? Well, like a box of chocolates, you never know what...

Three NHL Teams on the Rise in 2009-10


Building off of yesterday's post on teams likely to take a tumble in the standings next year, here are three teams poised to make a move in a positive direction. ↵ ↵New York Rangers -- Yes,...

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