Darren McCarthy weighs in on his entire NHL team – and the two former Blues are on the list.

If there’s ever a player that the Blues fans do not expect – or shout – to hear about their team, it is Darren McCarthy. The 15-year-old veteran – with the exception of his two NHL seasons with the Detroit Red Wings – was a notorious plague on Blues fans in the 1990s and 2000s. He added four Stanley Cup titles to his resume during those decades, scoring the cup in 1997 and then adding a natural hat-trick to his resume in 2002 against Patrick Roy and Avalanche Colorado.

In 758 NHL games played, he took a penalty in 1477 minutes and was clearly not afraid to step on anyone.

It may seem strange that McCarthy, after all this time, is writing poetry about his favorite blues. As part of a lengthy interview with Betway.com, McCarthy about his trophies, the fact that Claude Lemio was a turtle (something all fans can agree on), and what NHL players from Playing with them and talking against them is more enjoyable. .

It’s always a good time for an NHL intern to sit down and talk about his career, even the former Red Wings. When the kids retire, they finally show their personality – which can lead to a jewel like this quote about Lemio’s son, Brendan:

“Turtle catcher?” … To Brendan, what do you mean? He is a lemon, he plays like a lemon, you have to treat him like a lemon.

Can not be discussed there.

McCarthy’s all-time list No wonder who his former teammates are. Former Red Wings’ Chris Azgood and Brendan Shanahan are on the list – and of course, they are both former Blues. Shanny was a fan favorite for Chris Pranger during the years he played here, from 1991 to 1995, before moving to Detroit after moving from the Blues to Hartford Wallers. Shanahan went on to win three trophies with the Detroit Red Wings, including one with the former Blue Bert Hall.

Chris Azgood was not a fan favorite in St. Louis, largely because he was a Red Wing before he got here. His two years on the New York Islands are often overlooked, like a season and a half he spent in St. Louis. Esgood took the Blues to the playoffs every season with the team, but the Blues lost in the quarter-finals in both seasons. Before the Lockout 2004-2005, Azgood played as a free agent and left the team to fill the gap with Patrick Lalim and Curtis Sanford. Esgood returned to Detroit to win a Stanley Cup in 2008. The less you say about the Blues in 2005, the better.

When McCarthy was asked to name the entire NHL team, it is not surprising that McCarthy mentioned Shanhan and Azgood. He goes to the bat especially for Esgood:

I put Ozzy on a tour. Listen, the biggest joke is the fact that there is even a debate that he is not a Hall of Fame. “When you win 400, you win two trophies and you win the third as a backup, I mean, this is just the prejudice of the team against him.”

It could be – after all, in St. Louis, the time of Chris Ozgood is another thought in the never-ending carousel of goalkeeping controversy. In Detroit? Three cups

If you want to talk about who the blue fans agree with, Shani is a little more like a slam dunk. Shani scored 156 goals and 150 assists in 277 games in three full seasons and a shortened NHL season with the Blues, averaging 1.1 points per game during his tenure. Despite receiving Chris Pranger in return, there were many blue fans who were upset by the deal that sent the Shanans to Hartford. Fortunately, the deal indirectly helped the Blues win the Stanley Cup, so most fans should be unaware of it by now.

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