I think he was lent to another AHL team. Saw something yesterday about this.
Ah, OK, thanks.
Originally Posted by Hank Chinaski
Was really rooting for McArdle, seemed like a real character guy. Loved how he overcame a pronounced speech impediment, and would step up and willingly do interviews. Also remember he was a gritty standout on Moose Jaw as a 17 year old when their team was absolutely terrible.
Oh well, he's still played 42 more NHL games than the guy they traded for him (Angelo Esposito) has played, and probably ever will play.
Was rooting for him, too, obviously since he was a pick of ours. Was hoping, like Stewart, he'd be used better and be able to forge some sort of career when sent to Atlanta/Winnipeg. Just couldn't do it.
The failed Keenan pick thing really isn't a knock on Kendal, just sucks that we had Keenan around at all. I'm sure our system at the time didn't help McArdle at all, either. Esposito is no longer in our system, think he was sent to Carolina's AHL squad.