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(D)Mac Attack!

Draper, Maltby, and McCarty...OH MY!

The Detroit Red WIngs are bringing one of my favorite players home.  On Monday, Darren McCarty signed a one year contract with the team.  *throws confetti and flails madly*   

DMac has been playing with Detroit's AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins since early February, picking up 4 goals, 3 assists, and 19 penalty minutes in 9 games.  These stats include a hat trick and an assist in the February 15 game against the Lake Erie Monsters.  This is his first year as a Griffin, 16th year as a pro.

Earlier this year, he was playing for the Flint Generals in the IHL.  With the Generals, he racked up 3 goals and 3 assists in 11 games.

My personal opinion has always been that it was a HUGE mistake for the Red Wings to not keep Darren here in Detroit.  The man started his NHL career here in Hockeytown and quickly became a fan favorite.  We won 3 Stanley Cups in the 11 years he was here.  He kicks ass and you better believe he's got your name and number (just ask Claude Lemieux). 

DMac's rebirth as a Red Wing depends on how well he does during the his "conditioning assignment" with the Griffins, but all reports are saying that he could be back wearing the red-n-white by mid-March.  I have tickets to the March 11 game vs the Blackhawks (go Lang!).  I will absolutely DIE if that's the night DMac makes his comback!

W00T!  Let's hear it for the Grind Line getting back together!

Oh yeah...we also picked up 6'2" defenseman Brad Stuart from the Kings.  With injuries depleting our roster, (blue-liners captain Nicklas Lidstrom (knee), Brian Rafalski (groin), Niklas Kronwall (clavicle) , and Chris Chelios (leg), PLUS right wing Dan Cleary (fractured jaw), we need all the help we can get!


Okay, gotta go.  The game is on and we're playing the Oilers.  We'd damn well better get back on the winning track! 

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whimsywinx
Feb. 27th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Hockey is still going on? ;)
raputathebuta
Feb. 27th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
*cross-checks you into the boards*

Hush, woman! ;)
whimsywinx
Feb. 27th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
*rubs butt*

Who knew you needed pads on LJ?
oceantriana
Feb. 27th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
Well...I've got nothing.

And like Whimsy, I thought hockey was over. *sees cross-check* Nevermind.
koosh2012
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
*crosses fingers for March 11*
:):):)
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