I live 2 hours east of St. Louis(in Southern Illinois), and I want to congratulate my St. Louis Blues on reaching the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in my lifetime. I was born in 1973, and they were last in the Finals in 1970. They made the Finals their first 3 years as an expansion team, but were swept all 3 times by "Original Six" teams. They're the only one of the 1967 expansion teams who hasn't won Lord Stanley's Cup. Interim head coach Craig Berube & rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington took a last place team in January and have brought them to within 4 wins of hoisting the Cup for the first time. I bleed Blue and hope to hear their victory song "Gloria" by Laura Branigan 4 more times this postseason. Also, Charles Glenn, the great National Anthem singer for the Blues, is retiring due to health reasons after this postseason. It would be great to hear him sing one last time at a victory parade in downtown St. Louis.
Here's a fun fact: St. Louis & Boston are the only cities to meet in the championship of all 4 major sports. Blues vs. Bruins in hockey, Cardinals vs. Red Sox in baseball, Hawks vs. Celtics in basketball, and Rams vs. Patriots in football. Boston has won the majority of those games, but I'm hoping this year will finally be the year that St. Louis gets the better of Boston because that means the Blues will hoist the Cup for the first time ever. Let's Go Blues! Play Gloria!
Post by Tournament Master on May 22, 2019 13:49:05 GMT -5
Very cool history lesson there on the Blues. I'm pulling for them for you and for Mike Fortune. Since they are at home only 3 times this series maximum, I hope you hear Gloria 3 times and the disappointed groans of the Boston crowd once. Good luck!
Thanks for the support, TM! I didn't know Mike Fortune was a Blues fan too. BTW, when I said I hope to hear Gloria 4 more times, I was referring to them playing it in the locker room during post-game celebrations which are televised locally on Fox Sports Midwest right after the NBC Sports coverage.
Also, if anyone hasn't heard the story of Laila Anderson, a brave 11-year old girl fighting a rare life-threatening immune disorder, please Google it. Colton Parayko met her in the hospital, and he cried when talking about her in an interview. St. Louisan Pat Maroon calls her an inspiration to the team, and she even interviewed Alexander Steen after the game last night. She's been able to attend the past few home games because she recently finished her last round of treatments at the hospital. Watching her cheering on her favorite team in person with a big smile on her face will melt even the coldest heart. Let's Go Blues & Let's Go Laila!
I'm glad I'm not the only Blues fan on here. Thanks for your support, guys. I've spent my whole life watching the Wings & Hawks take turns hoisting the cup. Now it's time for the Blues to win it. Then St. Louis will finally have a championship in all 4 major sports. Let's Go Blues!
Nice to see another Midwesterner! I'm about a hour west of St. louis and a pretty big Blues fan myself. Been waiting 40 years for this!
Hey, kazreturns ! Did you see the big win in OT last night? The Blues' historic first-ever win in a Stanley Cup Finals game was something we'll all remember. But we can't stop there. We need 3 more wins & 3 more Glorias! The series now shifts to St. Louis, and the Enterprise Center will be rocking just like it was for the watch parties during the last 3 playoff games. Time to see the Blues first-ever home win in a Stanley Cup Finals game! We Want The Cup! Let's Go Blues!