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Doug MacLean has no idea that Ryan Whitney isn't good at hockey anymore.

Player, franchise and community ruiner.
Player, franchise and community ruiner.
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My Twitter feed lit up this afternoon with hilarity:

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.

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?

There's a reason the Blue Jackets are in the mess they're in and that reason is Doug MacLean.