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Flames screw over MacInnis with 'Ring of Honour' equivalent


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#31 Tragoedia

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:02 PM

One more reason for us to look down at their organization. It's really sad how poorly managed the team is.
But it is humbling remembering that not that many years ago, our organization was a mess too.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:43 PM

No cuz mg wanted to honor bure and he declined. Plus he didn't win a cup or con smyth


A ring of honor for Bure is an insult to someone that made the NHL hall of fame and was the greatest player this team has ever had.

Also if you want to compare in terms of a Cup or Conn Smyth, Smyl, Linden and Naslund never won those either

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:47 AM

1274 career points... 160 more in the playoffs... A Cup in Calgary... Perennial All-Star... How is his number not retired?

And why was Lanny McDonald's #9 retired in Calgary, again? :blink:

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His number was retired for his mustache alone.

Actually, McDonald was a star for the Flames in the 80s, and even had a 66 goal season. It wasn't the cup-winning goal he scored, but the insurance marker in the final game of their cup win.

But anyways, MacInnis should have his number retired in Calgary.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:57 AM

In fairness Al (one of my favourite players ever) bailed on the Flames hard in pursuit of the allmighty dollar.

Remember it was a time when paying a player over a million was still very new and you had to pay in American dollars. Calgary couldn't match the lucrative deal (and Al would have been a fool to say no) The only problem was the parting interview when he spoke the damming words "It's not about the money"

As for Lanny, how could his number not be retired? He was the face of their franchise.

I was saying Lu-Urns...

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:40 PM

AHL team that plays in Calgary


You mean the ECHL team right?

There is also an ECHL team called the mapleleafs.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:56 PM

Every half-decent player that wins the Conn Smythe should have their number retired by the organization they played for at the time. He's recognized as the main reason you won a cup! Especially for an organization with only one...

On top of that, even if he hadn't won the Conn Smythe, MacInnis's long tenure in Calgary and his litany of achievements in a Flame Jersey should also warrant a Jersey retirement. For comparison's sake, Al had 841 points with the Flames (as a DEFENSEMAN), more than Naslund, Linden, or Smyl had with Vancouver as forwards (756, 733, and 673 respectively).

So yeah, retiring his jersey should almost be a no-brainer. However, it must not be a no-brainer, because it wasn't a move that Flames' management was qualified to make.

Edited by D-Money, 14 August 2012 - 03:59 PM.

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