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#21 CROSSCHECK

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE (Hockeytown_Ryan @ February 2, 2008 - 09:24AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well D-Mac is trying to make a come back Playing with GR will definitly help that out But Can he return to the NHL and be effective?? Your Thoughts



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Posted 23 February 2008 - 01:54 PM

Hell Yeah!! Bring him back put him on a line with Downey so they can take care of our smaller players

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 09:13 PM

He had a pretty good fight tonight.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 09:55 AM

QUOTE (Swede40 @ February 23, 2008 - 09:13PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He had a pretty good fight tonight.


I thought he got the bad end of that scrap. This was the first game that he REALLY looked out of place. He was always one step behind. He looked slow, and well, 36. I don't know if it was because the opponent was tougher.... He just looked slow. I would definately say he doesn't deserve a Wings roster spot playing like he did last night.
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 11:56 AM

QUOTE (Coyote0106 @ February 24, 2008 - 09:55AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought he got the bad end of that scrap. This was the first game that he REALLY looked out of place. He was always one step behind. He looked slow, and well, 36. I don't know if it was because the opponent was tougher.... He just looked slow. I would definately say he doesn't deserve a Wings roster spot playing like he did last night.


McIver is a pretty tough, scrappy guy....but thats somebody that McCarty has to do well against if he's supposed to come back. For comparison purposes, McIver fighting wise is along the lines of a Jamal Mayers you could say. If he looked bad in that one...then its going to be really ugly if he tries going with any legit NHL tough guy.
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 02:06 PM

McCarty landed some quality shots but McIver had ahold of Darren's jersey and swung him around like a rag doll. Most of McIver's punches were all air.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:14 AM

saw mccarty play tonight against quad cities. though i was totally excited to see a 'real red wing' this time, i was fairly disappointed. he looked pretty pedestrian. he certainly did his job got to the front of the net, skated hard back to his zone, but really didn't seem to offer any more than the other guys out there. i would be hard pressed to say he deserves a roster spot based on tonights game.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 08:33 AM

Well It's all over that the Wings have offered D-Mac a pro-rated contract, Does his decision sway Ken Hollands decisions tomorrow on the Trade Deadline deals that could be coming our way?

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE (Swede40 @ February 24, 2008 - 02:06PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
McCarty landed some quality shots but McIver had ahold of Darren's jersey and swung him around like a rag doll. Most of McIver's punches were all air.


After finally seeing it, McCarty couldnt hang with McIver and looked very overmatched. It was a bad showing against competition he should at minimum be earning a draw with.

Im happy for him that he's trying his best to make a comeback, but imo he just does not have it anymore...if he can prove me wrong then i'll be more than happy to give him his due.
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 08:53 AM

QUOTE (Lou_Siffer @ February 26, 2008 - 07:18PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After finally seeing it, McCarty couldnt hang with McIver and looked very overmatched. It was a bad showing against competition he should at minimum be earning a draw with.

Im happy for him that he's trying his best to make a comeback, but imo he just does not have it anymore...if he can prove me wrong then i'll be more than happy to give him his due.


McCarty had a fight the previous night and kicked the guy's ass. The guy tried to hold McCarty's jersey so he wouldn't be able to do anything and McCarty just shrugged it off and blasted the guy with several blows to the face.

Couple games earlier he knocked some guy's tooth out. I'd say he's still got some fight left in him.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:43 PM

That fight was not as bad as some are making it out to be for Mac. Yes he did lose it but, he did not take very many clean shots and his jersey was in his fcae for the hole fight making it hard to see. He can still scrap in the NHL and win, trust me.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 01:47 PM

thats great he can still fight and all, but last i checked, the wings needed someone to score some goals? having 2 thugs to protect skilled players sounds great and all, but this is hockey, not boxing. i don't get peoples obsession with fight skills. you can be a tough player and draw a lot of penalties and shut down scoring lines without dropping the gloves.

unfortunately, i don't think mccarty is really bringing that to the table. i got to see him first hand the other night, and he didn't look too impressive against ahl players.

I love Maltby, but to say he wasn't a ****** is a dis-service to his career of douchebaggery.


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Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:28 PM

For McCarty, the most important thing is to try to get into NHL shape. I don't know what sort of training regime he's on, but surely it would be pretty intense... Playing games on top of that should improve conditioning, and perhaps the results of this hard work might not be fully noticeable yet.

As for scoring, he's always been able to put the puck in the neck if he gets a chance. He's played 10 AHL games, 5 goals, 3 assists, 19 PIM. I don't think that's too bad, especially since lots of Griffins were with the Wings this last while.

Maybe he won't be able to cut it - but I'm glad he's making a decent go of it. I doubt if Babcock will use him if it's obvious he can't contribute.

For me, his comeback is a win/win situation.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:04 PM

Khan reports that McCarty will be up with the Red Wings on 10th March, at which point his time with the Griffins will end.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE (Detroit # 1 Fan @ February 3, 2008 - 03:35AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
People dont want McCarty for goals and assists. They want him for his heart, and his willingness to compete. That alone makes him more important then Kopecky or Samuelsson.




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