Eric McErlain



Three Teams That Could Take a Tumble


With the awarding of the Stanley Cup to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night, all that's left for the 2008-09 NHL season is the annual awards presentation. With that, the long road to next...

One Man to Watch: Marian Hossa


For as long as I've been a hockey fan, I've always made sure to be front of the television when a team has a chance to win the Stanley Cup. I’ll be there tonight … and will be sure to keep an eye...

Numbers Against Penguins in Game 7


I guess I shouldn't be surprised that after rebounding nicely with a 2-1 win at home in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Pittsburgh Penguins are still facing an uphill battle against history...

Four Groups Step Forward to Purchase Coyotes


There are plenty of things that happen in this world that just don't add up. Consider for a moment the curious case of the Phoenix Coyotes. For the past 13 years they've been trying, albeit...

A Period that Changed the Stanley Cup Finals


A couple of days ago, I wrote that despite the fact the Detroit Red Wings had a 2-0 series lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins heading into Game 3, the series was a lot closer than it looked . Now,...

Lanny McDonald, the Muffler Pitch Man


Not too long ago at FanHouse, my friend Adam Gretz dug up some of the best commercials done by future Hall of Famer Sergei Fedorov. But as you might expect, not every ad that involves a hockey...

Penguins Managing To Outshoot Wings Late


While plenty of people have been talking about how the referees failed to whistle the Pittsburgh Penguins for a too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty during the second period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup...

Pondering An "Off Day" in the NHL


I’m sure by now that most of you have heard the helpful stat that teams who have won the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals have gone on to win the trophy 41 out of the last 44 times. But...

How Can Pittsburgh Climb Out of Another 2-0 Hole?


Can it really be that only a couple of days ago that folks -- myself among them -- were talking about how the quick turnaround between the end of the third round of the NHL Playoffs and the start...

Balsillie Unveils Plan for Copps Coliseum


Earlier today, Research In Motion founder and co-CEO Jim Balsillie fired another shot in the media war to move the Phoenix Coyotes to Southern Ontario, when he unveiled his plans to renovate Copps...

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