Presumably Andy McDonald isn't embarrassed anymore, seeing as how the league and the NHLPA finally have hammered out a CBA that everyone can live with. A few days ago, though, before the lockout ended, he told the Post-Dispatch's Jeremy Rutherford this:

"It's the first time I've been embarrassed to say that I'm an NHL hockey player."

It's understandable that McDonald is embarrassed about the CBA resolution process that took 113 days. It's alienated fans and caused both the teams and the players a holy PR nightmare. Should that embarrassment carry over to being a player itself?