Why am I a Blues fan? Short Answer is one word long CuJo.
Now the long answer. I was born and raised just outside of Syracuse, NY. A town that was between Hockey teams while I grew up and therefore Hockey wasn't really on my radar. Then in 1993 I went to college at Oswego State which is on a lake with Canada on the other side. They had a hockey team and I quicklt fell in love with the game watching the team play live and screaming things down into the opposing teams penalty box with one foot on the boards. We'd then go back to the dorm and watch Hockey Night in Canada. I had to pick a team to route for since just routing for the underdog was getting boring.
Say what you want about Curtis Joeph but I think anyone will agree he was the single most exciting goalie to ever watch in the net and I enjoyed the hell out of watching him play but then came the day. It was game one of the second round of the 1993 playoffs. Blues against the Leafs. During that game Cujo got kicked in the face by a skate. Let me say that again HE GOT KICKED IN THE FACE BY A SKATE. He went off the ice got stiches and was back on the ice in (and I just looked up Hebert's time on ice today) 2 minutes. You kick me with a skate I'm in bed for a week. I turned to my friend Bill and said "That guys nuts. I like him. That's my team." We may have lost that game and even dropped the series in 7 but I have never looked back and regretted that day.
If I get this right I will link to the highlights of the game that made me Bleed Blue
In the comments say why you're a Blues fan or just some memory you will never forget about the team. I know I'll never forget Cujo's mask spinning in the air like that.
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