About Brett Friedlander

Brett Friedlander became a hockey fan in the heart of the deep south in the early 1970s. He became hooked the first time his father, a charter Atlanta Flames season-ticket holder, took him to a game at The Omni. His first job covering hockey was with the Annapolis Capital, where he covered the Washington Capitals and learned to do an uncanny imitation of coach Bryan Murray from 1984-93.

He's also covered the Carolina Hurricanes and Fayetteville FireAntz of the Southern Professional Hockey League for the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer. He has also been a regular contributor to Rinkside magazine and Faceoff.com. The highlight of his writing career came on June 19,2006, when the Hurricanes beat the Edmonton Oilers in Game 7 to win the Stanley Cup. His first book, "Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams' Doc Graham" was released by John F. Blair, Publisher, in April 2009.

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Faulk gets bigger role with Canes and will miss world juniors Print
Southeast
Written by Erika Schnure   
Thursday, 22 December 2011 02:12
Faulk gets bigger role with Canes and will miss world juniors

Team USA could use Justin Faulk at the upcoming World Junior Championships tournament. The current state of the Carolina Hurricanes makes him needed more in Raleigh than in Edmonton.

When John Carlson was selected to represent Team USA at the 2010 World Junior Championships, his Hershey Bears were ramping up for what would become a Calder Cup Championship and the Washingt ...

Last Updated on Friday, 23 December 2011 09:55
 
Garrison having a breakout year for Florida Print
Southeast
Written by Erika Schnure   
Friday, 16 December 2011 00:17

The new guys have been getting it done all year for the Panthers. So have some of the holdovers – including defenseman Jason Garrison, who is enjoying a breakout year while unveiling a back-of-the-net-seeking one-timer.

Erika SchnureSometim ...

Last Updated on Friday, 16 December 2011 03:58
 
Kane essential in getting Jets over .500 Print
Southeast
Written by Erika Schnure   
Thursday, 08 December 2011 02:57

The Jets are settling into their new digs. They even climbed over .500 with an impressive win over the league's hottest team. Give partial credit to Evander Kane and linemates Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little.

Erika SchnureGetting over .500 (12-11- ...

Last Updated on Friday, 09 December 2011 02:09
 
Two coaching changes shake up the Southeast Print
Southeast
Written by Erika Schnure   
Thursday, 01 December 2011 20:39

The most dreaded call a coach can receive comes from upper management, telling them their services are no longer needed. For Bruce Boudreau and Paul Maurice that call came Monday, each for different reasons.

Erika SchnureOn Monday morning, two NH ...

Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2011 01:43
 
Steven Stamkos aims for redemption Print
Southeast
Written by Erika Schnure   
Thursday, 24 November 2011 11:36

Steven Stamkos avoided the dreaded sophomore slump in 2009-2010, but his numbers decreased slightly last year. Through nearly two months, Stamkos has evolved his game to ensure that the points keep coming.

Erika SchnureSteven Stamkos didn't ha ...

Last Updated on Friday, 25 November 2011 03:51
 
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