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Blues to retire MacInnis' jersey on Sunday

Updated: April 7, 2006, 6:00 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Al MacInnis' reputation was built on a slap shot that exceeded 100 mph and yet always seemed to be right on net.

But the St. Louis Blues, who will retire his No. 2 jersey on Sunday night, have missed him just as much for the rest of his impeccable game. For those who saw him on a nightly basis, his precision passing, positional defense and unflappable demeanor were all highly prized.

"He was just a dynamic player, and he didn't get enough credit for his defensive ...

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