November 6, 2000 |
Right wing Marty McInnis returned to the lineup Sunday, a week after his headfirst crash into the end boards in Calgary, Canada. He was sidelined for three games because of a mildly sprained neck, but was reunited with center Matt Cullen and left wing Mike Leclerc to form perhaps the Ducks' best line in a 4-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. No question, they were the Ducks' hardest-working line, combining for five of the team's 17 shots on net.
October 29, 1998 |
Marty McInnis, the newest Duck, believed something was up in Calgary. He had been moved off the power play this season, making way for the Flames to play some of their younger players. McInnis, 28, also knew his $1.1-million salary this season wasn't going to keep him in Calgary, where the Flames have been looking to cut their $20-million payroll, for much longer. So, he wasn't surprised when he was called off the ice Tuesday just as practice was about to start. He was first traded to Chicago, then to the Ducks.
October 30, 2000 |
Right wing Marty McInnis crashed headfirst into the end boards after attempting to throw a first-period check on Calgary's Cory Stillman. The Saddledome crowd of 16,144 hushed as medical personnel rushed to aid McInnis, who was slumped on his knees behind the Duck net. After taking a few minutes to regain his senses, McInnis skated to the bench under his own power and walked to the dressing room.
January 31, 2001 |
For one day, the good news outweighed the bad for the Mighty Ducks. Of course, the fact that there was any good news was surprising. Left wing Marty McInnis, who has missed the last two games because of an injured left groin, will likely play tonight against the Nashville Predators. He was expected to be out until after this weekend's All-Star game. The only bad news for the Ducks was that Teemu Selanne is ill with flu, but he is expected to play tonight.
November 23, 1998 |
The worst trade in Chicago sports history? The Cubs traded Lou Brock to the St. Louis Cardinals, where he set stolen-base records that survived until the swift coming of Rickey Henderson. In exchange for Brock, the Cubs got Ernie Broglio, who set no records and failed to distinguish himself in any other way.
December 16, 1998 |
Marty McInnis isn't sure how he fell out of favor in Calgary, but he likes where he landed. Last year, he was the Flames' third-leading scorer with 19 goals in 75 games, but when this season began, he didn't "seem to have any role at all." He played in only six games with Calgary before he was traded to Chicago and then the Ducks a day later on Oct. 27. Now, he's the primary offensive force on the Ducks' second line with 16 points in the last 17 games.
March 9, 2001 |
Right wing Marty McInnis said several weeks ago that he wanted to stick with the Ducks. He didn't want to be traded. He didn't want to have to sign with another team in the off-season. McInnis' wishes were granted Thursday, when he and the Ducks agreed on a three-year contract extension. Financial terms were not disclosed. McInnis, 30, would have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Instead, he'll be a Duck through the 2003-04 season.
October 24, 2000 |
Mighty Duck forward Marty McInnis stood in the limelight Monday night. Hats fell on the ice. His teammates mobbed him. Teemu Selanne patted him on the helmet on the bench. The higher praise came from the guy who had his head down and was scuffing the ice with his skate. King goalie Jamie Storr could only admire McInnis' three-goal performance, which allowed the Ducks to escape with a point in a 5-4 overtime loss at the Arrowhead Pond.