Midge's Turn: Former Teammate Brendan McLaughlin Reacts to Tim Potter's ECHL Gig

Ryan MaloneyContributor IIMarch 21, 2017

Never one to shy away from the spotlight, former Oswego State forward Brendan McLaughin wanted to express his thoughts on Bakersfield's acquisition of his former teammate, Tim Potter. The 19th all-time leading points scorer in Lakers' history contacted TheVOTL.com on Tuesday to share his thoughts.

"I wish I had cramps," said the 5-foot-7 pivot, referring to Potter's past issues with cramping during games.  He then speculated that Potter's good fortune could be attributed to more than just his on-ice abilities. "Potter is known for his wingman capability, thus giving him the ability to be a Condor."

McLaughlin himself was released from a tryout with Toledo of the ECHL earlier this month.  He pointed out that none of the members of the Oswego State men's ice hockey class of 2009, a group that played a pivotal role in bringing the school its first National Championship in 2007, are currently on a professional hockey roster.

"If I had graduated from any other school I'd be on a roster," said Mclaughlin.

The Lakers haven't been the only program to see their products struggle to crack a pro roster.  Plattsburgh goalie Brian Hince left school after his sophomore year, only to get cut by two different minor league clubs. McLaughlin was well aware of Hince's futile efforts.

"Suck it, Hince," said the opinionated Ontarian.

McLaughlin is currently working part-time at a hockey school near his hometown of Brampton, Ontario, Canada.