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#1 Wings&Beer

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 03:31 PM

I know thiis question has probably been asked before but does anyone know what happened to the guy?

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 03:33 PM

I remember seeing articles on McCarty about how he "disappeared", since nobody heard from him for so long. Those we're mostly just rumored, though.

The last report on him was about 3 weeks ago. He is apparently training alone in Calgary, waiting for contract offers from any team that would want him.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 03:51 PM

He's sleeping under a bridge in detroit.
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 04:15 PM

QUOTE(Grittzkey @ November 2, 2007 - 04:51PM) View Post

He's sleeping under a bridge in detroit.


No he is "LIVIN IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER !" cool.gif

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 04:25 PM

Training in Calgary. Whenever I go to the gym, I think to myself "It'd be cool if Mac was here" But he never is. I really feel bad for McCarty, he shouldnt have to go through it. I know it'd never happen, but if he somehow pulled a Kocur back in 97, I'd love it. Hopefully he signs somewhere this year.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 04:29 PM

you people are ridiculous . the man had one of the most memorable goals in cup clinching historty! he may have his problems , we all do , but some of the garbage that is written about the man is just wrong . i for one hope he is training right now hoping to get picked up by a team . wouldnt mine seeing him back in red for the playoff run . he would come cheap , and i think he never should have left the winged wheel . not that he had a choice as the team didnt feel need to resign him . imagine the grind line togther again ?

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 04:35 PM

Back in'82 he could throw the pigskin a quarter mile.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 04:45 PM

QUOTE(LEBDA22 @ November 2, 2007 - 09:29PM) View Post

you people are ridiculous . the man had one of the most memorable goals in cup clinching historty! he may have his problems , we all do , but some of the garbage that is written about the man is just wrong . i for one hope he is training right now hoping to get picked up by a team . wouldnt mine seeing him back in red for the playoff run . he would come cheap , and i think he never should have left the winged wheel . not that he had a choice as the team didnt feel need to resign him . imagine the grind line togther again ?


He scored a goal in 1997.

He was washed up when he was signed to the contrac the got in Detroit. And the reason stuff gets written about him is because he deserved it. No sympathy for a guy who lost millions because he was too drunk to notice.

If the guy dedicated half as much time to hockey as he did to his crappy music career, hed still be playing.

And the team didnt choose to re-sign him. They bought him out because they realized they made a mistake on his contract.

And if the grind line was back together it would be one of the slowest lines in the NHL.

this isnt 1998.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 05:07 PM

QUOTE(X8oD @ November 2, 2007 - 05:45PM) View Post

He scored a goal in 1997.

He was washed up when he was signed to the contrac the got in Detroit. And the reason stuff gets written about him is because he deserved it. No sympathy for a guy who lost millions because he was too drunk to notice.

If the guy dedicated half as much time to hockey as he did to his crappy music career, hed still be playing.

And the team didnt choose to re-sign him. They bought him out because they realized they made a mistake on his contract.

And if the grind line was back together it would be one of the slowest lines in the NHL.

this isnt 1998.

It's been 10 years but the goal will be remembered until the end of time.

When you're in the limelight, everything get's thrown at you, drugs, drinking, women, gambling, etc.. Some guys can handle the temptations, others can't. Humans screw up all the time. A guy like McCarty had to screw up in front of the world. We're lucky, when we screw up, it's only in front of a small amount of people.

If it wasn't for the Salary Cap, DMac still would have been a Red Wing, and would have been able to retire in Detroit.

I honestly feel for the guy, because he gave us so much as a player. Plus he was very active in the community. I wish him all the best.
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 05:37 PM


It's only november and this is thread number 4 or 5... What happened to Darren ??

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 05:49 PM

my honest opinion is hes training somewhere...but thats my inner dmac fan, i really would love to see dmac back in the winged wheel, he is a hockeytown hero and you cant put him down for drugs or alcohol...he had problems, so did probert, and i still think we shouldnt have sent him away we shoulda helped him

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 05:56 PM

at the casino, where else would he be..
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 06:04 PM

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 01:53 AM

D Mac hasn't played in almost a year since suffering a sports hernia. His surgery was supposedly successful, but who knows without seeing proof? Teams apparently aren't willing to sign a guy without evidence that he can play. sad.gif

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 02:14 AM

QUOTE(X8oD @ November 2, 2007 - 04:45PM) View Post

He scored a goal in 1997.

He was washed up when he was signed to the contrac the got in Detroit. And the reason stuff gets written about him is because he deserved it. No sympathy for a guy who lost millions because he was too drunk to notice.

If the guy dedicated half as much time to hockey as he did to his crappy music career, hed still be playing.

And the team didnt choose to re-sign him. They bought him out because they realized they made a mistake on his contract.

And if the grind line was back together it would be one of the slowest lines in the NHL.

this isnt 1998.



Really? Really,.....sometimes it's obvious some of you guys have no clue about what you're writing about.

That goal he scored, won us our first stanley cup in 52 years

That fight he had in march of that year,...that helped too.

so did the game winning goal from that same game.

He had problems,...sure

He spent his money foolishly and probably deserves to be where he's at.

Like it or not, if you became a redwings fan after 97, you did so in no small part due to Darren McCarty.

Without him fighting Claudia there is no cup. It showed everyone we would not be initmidated

Without that goal the avs would have won that game, and the battle of the joe, would have lost all significance.

Without THAT GOAL we'd still be looking for a championship (you could argue we'd have got 02' but no way we win 98 without winning 97 first).

You don't like the guy,..cool

But his place in Red Wings lore, is right up there with all the greats who wore the winged wheel.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 03:02 AM

Where is McCarty? I'm sure his creditors are asking the same question.

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We did have a 3-0 games lead... with or without that goal the cup was ours. That being said, Mac did what we needed him to do while he was here, and he had some great fights. I was sad to see him in a Calgary jersey, and it's unfortunate that he's become such a lowsy player.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 10:43 AM

I never thought I'd be in this position, to have "inside information", but McCarty has been spotted in Detroit.
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 11:00 AM

QUOTE(VM1138 @ November 4, 2007 - 10:43AM) View Post

I never thought I'd be in this position, to have "inside information", but McCarty has been spotted in Detroit.


what info? did u see his band or something.....or was he at the gym squating 500 biggrin.gif

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 11:08 AM

Whenever I see one of these threads started, I always think back to Darren's quote immediately after he found out he had been bought out.

"I just hope they remember me."

By they, he meant Ken Holland.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 11:10 AM

I just think despite all the problems, Darren McCarty wasn't meant for the new NHL, especially playing with a different team.





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