Steve McCarthy was not a happy member of the Vancouver Canucks during the 2005-06 season.
McCarthy is now playing in nearby Abbotsford for Calgary's AHL farm team and he admits that he was immature at the time when he bashed the Vancouver organization and asked for a trade. "I didn’t," said McCarthy as to whether he handled himself well seven years ago. "I think things got blown out of proportion. That wasn’t anybody but myself. I struggled and got down and you worry about things you can’t control. It seemed to snowball and a lot of it was immaturity and not knowing how to handle certain situations. The harder I was on myself, the worse things went and it seemed like I couldn’t get away from it. Whether it was at the rink or on TV, your family and friends want to know what’s going on and when you play in a market like that, that [scrutiny] is what you expect." After spending time in Europe, McCarthy, at the age of 31, is looking to crack the Flames lineup when the lockout ends. Mon, Oct 22, 2012 07:55:00 AM