Yup, went to grind line and they ended up putting Yzerman and Fedorov together for a good while. Stevie was aging pretty bad by then.
Plus we signed guys like Hull and Robataille, no reason McCarty should have stayed on top lines.
Same, but they did wreck for a good few games.
McCarty was your typical grade A fighter, grinder without being all that big. His upper body strength was just ridiculous..... Plus it always helped having a right handed shooter.. something we haven't seen much of in a while unfortunately.
97, 98 and even 2002 lines had a good balance of right and left shooters, wish we could get s'more.
True. Half the reason McCarty performed less point wise in the 2000's is because we basically had an all-star team at that point. I still believe the salary cap exists almost solely because of us.
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