Al MacInnis

The measure of a great NHL defenseman is more than just his statistics. While the numbers count, truly great blueliners are defined by much more including leadership, toughness, and longevity. The Calgary Flames have had many memorable defensemen over their 41 years in Cowtown, from lightning fast skaters to bone-crushing body checkers to Norris Trophy
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Feb. 23 has been an extremely busy day throughout National Hockey League history. There was a little bit of everything with some major come-from-behind performances, team record being set, and plenty of personal milestones getting hit. The THW time machine is fired up so let’s hop in and relive the best moments this date has
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From the THW Archives, written by former contributor Alli Baker and originally published Feb. 16, 2015. So you think you know everything there is to know about hockey, eh? Well if you know more than half of these strange facts, you’re either a hockey buff or you’ve got too much time on your hands. 1. One
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The Calgary Flames were originally founded in 1972 and started in Atlanta, but relocated to Calgary in 1980. They have had many great seasons over the years, none better than 1988-89 when they won the Stanley Cup. Although they have not been able to win another to this point, they have still had many great
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The Pittsburgh Penguins traded away one of the greatest players in their franchise history on this date. Plus, a pair of Hockey Hall of Famers were born who won three Stanley Cups between them. So let’s begin our daily trip back in time to relive all the best moments from July 11. Pittsburgh Penguins Trade
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Since I’ve already taken a look at the best St. Louis Blues’ centers by decade, it’s time to take a took at the best defensemen by decade for this 53-year-old franchise. There are plenty of Hall of Fame defenders to wear the blue note, from Al MacInnis to Chris Pronger and others. This is going
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The 4th of July is usually reserved for fireworks in the sky in the United States. However, there have been plenty of fireworks in the form of big trades and free-agent signings on this date throughout National Hockey League history. A Swap of Hall of Famers On July 4, 1994, the Calgary Flames and St.
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When looking at the best defensemen in NHL history, only a few donned the Blue Note. Not known as a defensive team in their 53-year history, the St. Louis Blues have produced few elite, notable D-men.  The ‘Over 400-Point’ Club – MacInnis and Pietrangelo Only two defensive players have scored over 400 points in their
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