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#21 DMAC 25

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 06:42 PM

QUOTE (The Secret @ February 11, 2009 - 02:20PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
McCarty is still playing hockey? He makes a nice shelf ornament I guess. I love McCarty but enough is enough, time for life after hockey.... McCarty's Irish Pub and Casino.

dude he just started playing last year and ur talking about life after hockey? yea he is getting old but i see him playing for a few more years. what do u have to say about chelios?

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 06:50 PM

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Welcome Bama,

McCarty is a great guy for the locker, its true but we really have plenty of other great locker room individuals. I will always remember Mac and what he has done but he isn't even half of the player he once was and he is so injury prone. He may be one of our only players that will drop the gloves but i don't feel his presence will intimidate nor deter anyone from pushing any of our players around. Maybe if we could combine bits and pieces of Mac and Downey we could have a legit player but as it is I don't see much benefit from having Mac on the team anymore. His best years are way behind him and thats just life unfortunately. I think we fans a starved for a player like the Mac of old.


I'm just grateful I don't have to make the decision whether or not Mac stays or goes. I love Mac and what he's done for the team and Deetroit. I hope he rehabs well and gets back to what he loves doing best. Playing for the Red Wings. I wish him nothing but the best because he's such a great Deetroit icon.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:05 PM

QUOTE (esteef @ February 11, 2009 - 06:33PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Some stat in one of the fight threads the other day showed fans who most want to see fighting in hockey were females ages 18-35. Represent girl!

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edit: someone beat me to it.


Hey we women over 35 love a good hockey fight too hehe.gif

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:30 PM

If Helm, Leino and McCarty are all down in GR, along with the guys already there. Damn! That`s some good hockey! I`d rather watch that then the frickin Hitmen or Flames, thats for sure!

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:33 AM

QUOTE (The Secret @ February 11, 2009 - 11:20AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
McCarty's Irish Pub and Casino.

REAL classy there
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:33 AM

I dont see D Mac cracking the lineup he might get 1 game up here put that'll be more of a thing for the fans to see him play one last time

i do think we need a Roberts or Neil type guy we will probably need some grit b/c we will have a chance of seeing Cal, SJ, Ana, or Dal in the playoffs and Neil would be nice to keep guys in line, Roberts wouldnt add as much grit as neil but he'd give the wings an old guy to win the cup for kinda like drake last year

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 05:24 AM

QUOTE (pockets @ February 12, 2009 - 04:33AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dont see D Mac cracking the lineup he might get 1 game up here put that'll be more of a thing for the fans to see him play one last time

i do think we need a Roberts or Neil type guy we will probably need some grit b/c we will have a chance of seeing Cal, SJ, Ana, or Dal in the playoffs and Neil would be nice to keep guys in line, Roberts wouldnt add as much grit as neil but he'd give the wings an old guy to win the cup for kinda like drake last year


get real, there is no room to add somebody, on the contrary. And after Bertuzzi fiasco Holland is not ready to give away picks for half year rental.


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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:07 AM

If we play SJ in the playoffs and Mac isn't here who will knock Claude Lesuck's walker out from under him?
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:24 AM

Darren Freaking McCarty.....

I love this guy, love what he's done for the team, but what do you do with a guy that can't score, can't hit, and can't fight anymore? But the crowd, myself included, does love him.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:40 AM

QUOTE (DMAC 25 @ February 11, 2009 - 06:42PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
dude he just started playing last year and ur talking about life after hockey? yea he is getting old but i see him playing for a few more years. what do u have to say about chelios?


I think Chelios is great and can still contribute. Unfortunately for Cheli is that we have some youngin's that are ready and need to play and that may make Chelios expendable for next year. I for one wish we could keep Chelios around.

McCarty on the other hand is way too injury prone, which to me is a wasted roster spot for a younger, healthier option. Mac has the heart of a lion but he's lost a few steps, can barely hold his own in a tussle and is a fraction of the player he once was. I love Mac but whats best for the team comes first IMO.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:49 PM

QUOTE (Hockeymom1960 @ February 11, 2009 - 06:05PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey we women over 35 love a good hockey fight too hehe.gif

You got that right! This old hag loves herself a good tussle.

I think we're the "mom age". Nobody better mess with our boys, and if they do, they need to be taught a lesson.

Mac did that with Claudette, and I'm eternally grateful. I do like the idea someone had of player-coach in GR when his time with the Wings is done. Imagine guys coming up that have been trained to actually drop the gloves!

But whatever the future holds for Mac, no matter what he does or where he plays, God love him, I wish him the best.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:53 PM

QUOTE (55fan @ February 12, 2009 - 12:49PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You got that right! This old hag loves herself a good tussle.

Are we still talking about fighting? laugh.gif

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE (esteef @ February 12, 2009 - 11:53AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are we still talking about fighting? laugh.gif

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At my age, hockey fights are the only thing that fits that description.

Edited by 55fan, 12 February 2009 - 12:55 PM.


#34 ChelisChick

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:01 PM

QUOTE (esteef @ February 12, 2009 - 11:53AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are we still talking about fighting? laugh.gif

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Ok, now THAT made me laugh!

Mac is an awesome guy! I would love to see him come back and be his butt-kicking self. Do I think it's possible? Yes. Is it likely? Unfortunately, I don't think so. But like others have said, I wish him nothing but the best no matter what!

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:25 PM

When DMac was in GR last month, he said that he would be back playing with the Griffins to begin conditioning in three weeks (from 1/24/09) or so.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:29 PM

QUOTE (Cern @ February 12, 2009 - 12:33AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
REAL classy there


I chuckled.

Mac's come a long way. It's not like it cost him his life. We can't laugh at Probert cocaine jokes either?



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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:31 PM

Impressed with McCarty on WXYT tonight, thought he did well. smile.gif

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE (Aussie_Wing @ February 12, 2009 - 09:31PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Impressed with McCarty on WXYT tonight, thought he did well. smile.gif

that was awesome! i was like man, that voice sounds so firmilliar... lol i figured it out real quick... he could take over for mic

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE (DMAC 25 @ February 11, 2009 - 06:42PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
dude he just started playing last year and ur talking about life after hockey? yea he is getting old but i see him playing for a few more years. what do u have to say about chelios?

Comparing Chelios to McCarty ends at... well... age.

Detroit LOVES McCarty and I honestly believe that's one of the only reasons we keep him around. He doesn't produce anymore. Whether that's because he isn't on the ice enough or because he's just getting old - I can't tell you. But having McCarty in the line up doesn't do anything for this team the way it did in the 90s. (Better? smile.gif)

Edited by Ms_Hockey, 14 February 2009 - 09:45 AM.

QUOTE (Datsyerberger @ January 19, 2009 - 01:32PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A new Lemieux-McCarty fight, as seen by internet forum posters.

Lemieux cheapshots a player with his walker, drawing the ire of D-Mac, who hobbles over. They draw their canes, salute, and cross them, then proceed to repeatedly whack eachother over the heads while hanging onto the bench with their other hands for balance. D-Mac then hits Lemieux's hip, which gives out, Lemieux feebly falls to the ground, crumpling as D-Mac continues to land barely noticeable Yoda-esque cane strikes. Lemieux's age begins catching up to him, crying "what a world, what a world..!" as he melts into a puddle of goo.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE (Ms_Hockey @ February 13, 2009 - 01:07PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Comparing Chelios to McCarty ends at... well... age.

Detroit LOVES McCarty and I honestly believe that's one of the only reasons we keep him around. He doesn't produce anymore. Whether that's because he isn't on the ice enough or because he's just getting old - I can't tell you. But having McCarty in the line up doesn't do anything for this team the way it did 20 years ago.


20 years ago? blink.gif

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