Going to try to get up there for a few games this year. October has been rough so I had to write that month off, but I'd like to get to at least one or two starting around Thanksgiving.
Erie's a fun team to watch this year. They were horrible last year - worst team in the entire CHL (OHL, QMJHL and WHL) - but that was in large part because they threw themselves into the OHL equivalent of the 2003-04 Penguins. The team last season was ridiculously young by OHL standards, and they had to play through a very tough season as a result.
Even by those same standards, this team is still very young, which really bodes well for the next few seasons. Harper and McDavid could eventually develop into something very good at the top of that lineup. Pelech is a very good OHL defenseman provided he can stay healthy.
Much of the rebuild was by design and Sherry Bassin took a ton of criticism for it - some of it very justified. But the ultimate reward was McDavid, who should very well go down as the best player in club history when his career is said and done. From what I've seen of him this year, the Crosby comparisons may be a bit of an exaggeration, but not much.