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M (Mac) is a freelance hockey analyst, currently serving as B/R's Calgary Flames Featured Columnist for NHL.com, the Calgary Flames Official Team Newsletter, and other syndication. Mac writes previews, trivia, game recaps, trade and roster information, gear reviews, analysis, etc. for B/R and their partners, including CBSSports, FoxSports, SI.com, and other online sports sources. Proud owner of seven (yeah, 7!) Pick of the Day Awards.
An avid hockey and sport fan, my writing is rooted in a deep love of the game. A Canadian from an English/Scottish family (Exeter/Glasgow for those interested), my sporting tastes run the gamut from football (soccer), hockey, basketball, cricket, CFL/NFL football, baseball etc. Baseball, street hockey, and footy were early favourites and I spent hours outdoors playing and practising in the yard, or finding neighbourhood kids to play ball with in the street. Once out of primary school I played a bit of basketball, eventually winning a few championships and earning the "Guard of the Year" with the Balmoral Bengals.
Defence or goaltending have always been preferred positions when playing any sport., but that doesn't mean I don't love offence. Getting out on the street, field, or ice gives one of the greatest feelings in the world. Hockey/sports nicknames earned over the years include Red, Big Mac, Big Mac-D, Mac, Mego, and Doc. I hope my writing can facilitate a positive sport encounter for others. Everyone has his or her own personal connection to the sports they love, and the appetite for knowledge can be insatiable. Sport is for everyone, and if B/R can help another feed that need, that's the aim! 40,000+ reads in 40+ published articles have hopefully helped...it's helped me.
Questions, suggestions, opinions, or criticisms may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, as may writing, editing, and research requests.
Thanks to everyone for reading and for all the fantastic feedback. Your reads, comments, criticisms, and picks are always gratefully appreciated.
Also, thanks to the Bleacher Report creators, staff, and members, all of whom make this a true community.
(See link below in the Short List) Twitter: @DocMacHall.
If anyone has a topic they would like covered, please feel free to mention it. I also cover non-sport subjects for other publications.
Bleacher Report Awards AND "Pick of the Day" Awards (as voted by the Bleacher Report community...Thanks guys and gals!)
PoD Awards (7) - Includes "By the Numbers: Parts 1 & 2", "A Touch of Class....", "A Hockey Night In Canada....", and others (see archive).
B/R Award, September 2008 - BEST SERIES (Honourable Mention): MacHall's Bleacher Creature Hockey Trivia 1-9 (see archive)
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Another ALMOST All-Time Team is up.
This time it's the Cardinals :
I think you may dig this from KD. It deserves AOTD :
No problem and thanks for the kind comments.
Awesome! looking forward to reading it. I actually got to watch the game tonight due to CBC actually airing a game in the pacific!!
Yeah, I feel you on the time issues. While I don't get to watch the games, I do make sure to read the recaps on NHL.com for every game. So i always get the basics.
Thanks. I contribute to Flames because they are my favourite team. Since I live in Toronto and our team sucks I cheer for Flames. Plus Flames got my favourite goalie and defense(Kipr and Dion). Flames rule! Take it easy M.
Hey M, just wondering if you were planning on writing any articles soon? I really liked the stuff you wrote last year, and I'm looking forward to reading more!
I’ve started a weekly segment looking at a review of what has happened in the NBA for the week. Your support and commentary would be greatly appreciated as I continue to hone my writing and analytical skills
Thanks in advance for the support!
my biggest project to date! feedback would b really appreciated!