Al MacInnis is Hall-of-Fame bound

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Legendary Flames Defenseman Al MacInnis is going to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday along with Ron Francis, Scott Stevens, Mark Messier and Jim Gregory.

Flames fans love Al MacInnis for his cannon of a point-shot and also for being one of the major players that contributed to the Calgary Flames Stanley Cup-wining Team of 1989.

For a great (but short) story about Al, check out Macinnis: The Shot Heard Round the World.

For a glimpse into why Flames fans love Al MacInnis so much, have a look at this old video from game 6 of the Flames-Canucks playoff series in 1989.

Another great video, titled “Al MacInnis Tribute” from his days in St. Louis.

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Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.


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