Once defenseman Christian Ehrhoff put his round of golf on hold to hear what the Buffalo Sabres had to offer, general manager Darcy Regier was confident he had a shot of signing the player before the start of the NHL's free agency period.
2010 marks the 10th calendar year Bucci's been banging on keyboards for ESPN.com. Here's a look at some of his top stories and his take on all 30 teams heading into the new year.
What is Bucci doing to pass the time before the Stanley Cup finals? He's playing his NHL name game, and he's got thoughts for all 30 NHL teams.