Eric McErlain



Savoring a Stanley Cup Finals Rematch


After a full 82-game regular-season schedule and three rounds of playoffs, the NHL has wound up exactly where it was one year ago, as the hockey world girds itself for a rematch of the Detroit Red...

Does the Stanley Cup Finals Schedule Change Work in Pittsburgh's Favor?


After watching the Pittsburgh Penguins decimate the Carolina Hurricanes in a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference finals, should any team really be in a rush to face them in the Stanley Cup...

So Who Gets to Play the Bruins at Fenway?


With an off day in the midst of the NHL Conference Finals -- and who in their right mind would have wanted to watch hockey on Memorial Day, never mind write about it -- this seems as good a time as...

Are We Headed to a Finals Repeat?


With Pittsburgh's 7-4 win over the Carolina Hurricanes last night, both the Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings now enjoy 2-0 leads in their respective playoff series, which means the two teams are...

Fleury Comes Up Big in Game 1 for Pittsburgh


Is it possible for a pass to be too good? ↵ ↵That could be a question that ↵Carolina's Eric Stall and Jussi Jokinen might be asking themselves in the ↵immediate aftermath of Pittsburgh's...

Adam Burish's Close Call


When it comes to hockey injuries, it's hard to think of anything more gruesome than seeing a player get cut with a skate blade. In 1989, the hockey world held its breath when Clint Malarchuk of the...

Caps-Pens Reaches a Game 7 Crescendo


As somebody who has been blogging for close to eight years, there are few moments when I find myself at a loss for words. Still, I'm afraid that I've just about reached that point when it comes to...

Caps-Pens Heads for Seventh Heaven


Did the Washington Capitals deserve to stave off elimination for the fourth time ↵this playoff year and force a seventh game in their second round playoff series ↵against the Pittsburgh...

Bettman, Balsillie Battle in the Desert


It's no secret that Jim Balsillie, the businessman who brought the world the Blackberry, has been after an NHL franchise for some time. He took his first shot with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but...

That's How The Puck Bounces in Washington


Over the course of a lifetime, every ice rink is going to see its share of ↵unlucky bounces. But when it comes to bad bounces at critical moments, the east ↵end of the ice at the Verizon...

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