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Friday, September 09, 2005


Goodbye and Thanks, Al.

Let me just slip in a non-baseball related thought here, as St. Louis says thanks for a whole mess of great years to the retiring Al MacInnis. Al was, without question, one of the best defensemen to ever play the game, and we were really, really lucky that we got to watch him play for nine full seasons with the Note on his sweater. It's too bad he only played three games in the 03-04 season (the last season anyone cared about professional ice hockey). But I'm sure few Blues fans will ever forget that wooden stick, in an age of aluminum and other fake-o materials sticks, improbably bent at fourty-five degree angle luanching a puck at 105 mph toward the net. It's a shame such a poorly managed franchise was never quite able to build around you with a Stanley Cup winning team. You'll always be one of the best, and Blues fans will never forget you.
Even if you weren't a big Blues or hockey fan - anyone from St. Louis knew who Al was! Thanks for alot of great years and enjoy some restful time!

Julie Campbell
Amen. Al MacInnis was a class act all the way, on and off the ice. His #2 should hang in the rafters -- NOW!
I would just like to point out that Al was certainly no Cam Russell. Blues suck!!!!
sure he was no cam russell, but he was definitely better than Deron Quint.
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