just a quick thought on another area of the potential signing of Erhoff...how Jochen can assist
We all know that $$$ and length of contract are going to be the biggest reasons why he signs with us..or anyone else for that matter. But one area tht can help us in the existence of Jochen Hecht on our roster.
Erhoff is German, and Germany is not considered a hockey power. Nhl rosters are not overflowing with German born players like other European countries like Sweden and Finland. Jochen Hecht is one of the longest tenured German -born NHLers. He is a long time member of the German national team, playing in several Olympics and IIHF WC's (with Erhoff) over the course of his career. He has worn the "C" for his country several times during those tournaments.
Having a guy like Jochen in the dressing room, may play a part in Erhoff's decision to play here...just a thought...