OK, so you kind of, sort of, wanted our team dead or perhaps physically incapacitated with extreme, blunt prejudice. And maybe by extension us. No worries, it happens.
The Blues aren't going anywhere. Like the Jackets, and I assume Kings next year, you can tell where the youth is going to be well served and St. Louis is the definition of that. Just getting Johnson back and unleashing Pietrangelo shows an embarrassment of riches and I didn't even mention Brewer or Kariya. Or any free agency moves you'll make in the off season. Or the fact you have a coach that can understand youth (as his pending Jack Adams will attest to). Or the fact your GM has a long term strategy. Or the fact McDonald is a franchise guy and Perron, Oshie and Backes are legit go-to guys for many seasons to come.
Or the fact that the folks who comprise the SLGT world are some of the most passionate I've ever seen. That whole" bleed blue" thing isn't just marketing. The website you call home is a class act and that's something to be proud of.
And a glove tap to everyone who found a way to push a few bucks going towards the Canucks For Kids Foundation and/or the 14 Fund from our pre-series wager. Hopefully our combined efforts will make a difference somewhere to someone.
Since both SLGT and NM have been referencing songs the past week, I'll end with a one from Flogging Molly's "The Kilburn High":
Your empty glass is but a tear-filled eye
I could be reading the context entirely wrong (quite likely in fact), but I've always enjoyed that line. It says to me keep your glass full and your head up and all will be fine. That's my cheers to you.
See ya again soon, perhaps we'll pick up where we left off.
PS - Fuck Detroit.
I just want to thank nearly all the people at St. Louis Game Time for the fun ride that it has been. SLGT continually amazed me as the series wore on. The fans are about as aggressive as the Blues team was on the ice. Not a bad thing. When you are that passionate about something nobody can take that from you or alter it.
To be honest, sometimes these rivalries create enemies and that's just the way it goes. To the enemies, I shake your hand as well.