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Mac And Dater

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

So I get into Detroit today at about 3 o’clock, and decide to take a drive to American Jewelry and Loan, the setting of the reality show “Hardcore Pawn” on TruTv. I’m a sucker for that show and others involving sales haggling, like “Pawn Stars” and “Storage Wars”, etc.

I was hoping the people I recognized from the show would be there, and I got that, and a whole lot more. Would you believe I also ran into former Detroit Red Wing Darren McCarty? It’s true – he works there now.

Honestly, swear on my kid’s head, I had no idea McCarty worked there now. None. But there he was, called out of the back room of the large store after I mentioned to Les Gold, the owner, that I was in town for the Avs-Wings game tomorrow and wrote about hockey. Les said, “Oh, we have Darren McCarty with us now, let me go get him.” If the cameras – which were filming in the store at the time – got my reaction, it should be a doozy. To say I was surprised would be an understatement.


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Primis's avatar

Given that it’s been somewhat publicized that he’s there, I find it very hard to believe Dater went there without knowing.

Sorry, just the truth.  This is Dater, after all…

Posted by Primis on 11/08/11 at 01:27 AM ET

The Hurricane's avatar

Wonder if Dater pawned off the last vestiges of any credibility he had while he was there? Come to think of it, maybe he came all the way out here to see if he could buy some respect or a little bit of class since it’s been absent in Colorado.

Posted by The Hurricane on 11/08/11 at 03:04 AM ET


Probably trying to flog his book.

Posted by markw from Scotland on 11/08/11 at 12:56 PM ET

Wings_Fan_In_KC's avatar

Dater = Idiot

Posted by Wings_Fan_In_KC from ...somewhere southwest of The Motor City... on 11/09/11 at 02:35 AM ET

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