AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

08 December 2009

Mac Hangs 'Em Up


After 15 seasons, my all-time favorite NHL player, Darren McCarty, retired yesterday.

I was always impressed with Mac's tenacity, perseverance, and heart. If the Wings had an enforcer, it was Mac ... but he wasn't a thug. He was a loyal protector. He wasn't the fastest skater or the best puck-handler, but he knew his role and did it very well. Playing with other heroes of mine (Yzerman, Chelios, Lidstrom. Holmstrom), he held is own ... as a teammate. He was always the last one on and off the ice during warm up, following his team. Mac always carried the bucket.

I would want to play on his team.
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