Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/05/06 at 05:48 PM ET
Jay McKee was telling a story about the serendipity of finding some old sticks and how it relates to this magical season. But he might just as well have been telling a story about finding himself again. In a season that saw many veteran players, especially defensemen, lose their way, become irrelevant or worse liabilities, McKee has become a shining example of a player that has emerged as not just capable, but crucial. Former NHL coach and one of the game's top analysts, Pierre McGuire, lights up when McKee's name is brought up. "He's my favorite player," McGuire told ESPN.com. McKee has been able to adjust and thrive in the new NHL because he can skate, McGuire said.read on
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