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Doug MacLean has no idea that Ryan Whitney isn't good at hockey anymore.
My Twitter feed lit up this afternoon with hilarity:
Doug MacLean is hearing the offers aren't coming in for Ryan Whitney and is "shocked".— Schacher (@RossCreekNation) February 26, 2013
Schacher was listening to Doug MacLean's Hockey Central at noon on Sportsnet Radio and was as flabbergasted as I when he heard MacLean talk about Whitney. This is Ryan Whitney, the same defenseman who hasn't been able to move for over a year, the skater who can't pivot in place, the player who can't push off to take a stride in any direction quickly, and MacLean is shocked that no one wants him.
But then MacLean topped himself.
MacLean has also heard rumbling from agents the Whitney may be placed on waivers at some point and says "that can't be true".— Schacher (@RossCreekNation) February 26, 2013
The show is here. Pick the Feb 26 Hour 2 show at the 30:00 minute mark. The Whitney conversation happens at 33:50. "Has he dropped THAT dramatically?"
Do mainstream media members even watch the games? MacLean is a paid expert with three different media jobs dealing with the NHL and he's stunned by a 14-month-old story?