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.