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04-13-2013, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Hockeyfriend View Post
And to further add. MC doesn't just take a part of the PP he normally stays on for the entire 2 minutes - even well after his PP unit has changed. He will get plenty of points if he is on the ice for an average of 80% of every PP.

He has never once hustled off the ice, he actually has stopped striding a minimum of 50' from the bench. His laziness in many areas has caused many goals against because he won't back check when tired (stays on too long) or just coming to the bench to change.

Last year, he was 2nd line minutes pretty much the entire year...never pushed to 3rd when lazy...let's remember, as a 2nd year and 2nd line player he did not even get to 30 points. Yet, not at any time was he demoted. In fact when he was out and kids were moved up to play in his spot and they were winning, he was immediately put back to 2nd line and other kids demoted and we start to lose.

Anyone who says MC was not liked by Cull is full of crap. He is loved by Cull because based on the 2nd line minutes with such low production last year he would never have stayed on 2nd line.

Again, not taking away from him being very skilled and is arguably the best passer on the team...but there is too many kinks in his armor to sell everyone he is been crapped on by coach/management and scouts.
MC missed 23 games last year and most of 2nd half because of concussion, so your point about him playing 2nd line all year is incorrect, and his limited points was because he missed the 23 games. Also behind Sgarbossa, Leivo and Kuchin, it was like playing 3rd or 4th line. MC, Baptiste last year got minimal PP time. They would come on with 20 seconds or so left in the PP, most of the time.

You have no clue on what goes on behind the scenes. I can tell you for a FACT, that Cull has maybe said 10 sentences to MC in his first 2 years, and they were all degrading comments. No encouraging comments at all. MC has never asked for a trade because he isnt a quitter, but if any other OHL player was treated like he was by Cull, they would have left the team long time ago. Thats a FACT. Only because of BS and Mark Burgess, that MC is still there, and why CUll will be gone next year.

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