The Ducks are going to take him and he's going to go on to finishing the season with 28 Points and get a Hat Trick in the playoffs against the Sharks in game 7, but his team will lose because that's his luck
I remember back a few years during one of the prospects games with the ducks, he got in a fight and his parents were sitting next to me. I talked with his mom a bit and since then always been pulling for him to make an impact. He hasn't done much at all, but did what he could in his time with the big club.
Good luck john, he will be back come playoff time as insurance if he doesn't get claimed.
He won't get claimed. Every team has players like McCarthy. They are generally carried in the AHL as leadership and as injury insurance for the big club. In a sense, he is the same as Kearns. However, he had done enough to warrant a one-way contract. He probably got that contract because he had enough value to get an overseas contract that would have had him journeying overseas. At the outset of the year, they couldn't be sure that they were going with Hertl, Sheppard and Nieto on the big club. McCarthy and Kearns were there in the event of the failure of those 3.
There is no reason to condemn him for lack of offense. That was already proven. But, that is exactly the type of guy you get with the insurance types.
I do wish the Sharks would look harder for insurance types with more offensive flair a la Vesce, but it is what it is.