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.