Defending Big D "We knew something was going to happen. Yesterday afternoon a source informed DBD that the Dallas Stars were working on a trade that was nearly finalized, one that involved the swapping of "two veterans" in what was described as an odd move for the team. When the details finally emerged that the..." February 27
Habs Eyes On The Prize "My first instinct when looking at this trade is trepidation. I really, really like Erik Cole as a player and also as a locker room presence. I think he did wonders for Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais last season on that number one line, but these are emotional feelings. Taking a step back I..." February 26
Defending Big D "In a move that seems to come a little bit of out left field, the Dallas Stars have swapped wingers with the Montreal Canadiens, sending Michael Ryder back to the team that drafted him in exchange for Erik Cole. Both Cole and Ryder scored a career-high 35 goals last seasons with their respective..." February 26
TSN.ca "The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Erik Cole to the Dallas Stars in exchange for forward Michael Ryder. The trade returns Ryder to the organization that drafted him in the eighth round (216th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Canadiens netminder Carey Price tweeted out to his..." February 26
MTL trades Erik Cole to DAL for Michael Ryder.
Raleigh News & Observer "Particularly after Erik Cole's brief, unimpressive tenure with the Edmonton Oilers, the conventional wisdom around the NHL was that he was most at home in a Carolina Hurricanes uniform. Perhaps, though, that conventional wisdom was wrong. Perhaps he was most at home on the road in a Carolina..." July 02
Raleigh News & Observer "From all appearances, it would seem Erik Cole and Joe Corvo have little in common. Cole is a power forward for the Carolina Hurricanes, while Corvo's a puck-moving defenseman. Cole's voice often can be heard in the locker room, while Corvo moves about the room quietly. Cole has one modest..." February 22