Ehrhoff’s deal is interesting to say the least, mostly because its not a “contract” per say. His deal will allow him to return to the Sabres immediately after the lockout ends and the German league will pay $26,000 a month to insure Ehrhoff in the event of an injury. Obviously, all of us are hoping nothing happens to him while he is playing overseas, but at least he’s doing something to stay in shape.
Alexander Sulzer is also rumored to be in talks to play with another team in the same league, Düsseldorfer EG. It appears as though he is going to give himself a little more time to figure out what direction he’d like to go.
I know all of us are hoping this lockout will be over as quickly as it started, but realistically, we’re looking at a pretty decent chunk of time. No one can blame or be mad at players who have already signed/are contemplating signing elsewhere (yes people who call WGR550 to vent about nonsense, I’m looking at you). The players need to stay in shape and continue to make their living. If everyone will come to their senses sooner rather than later, everyone will be back here and we’ll have NHL Hockey.