Greetings fellow Blues fans, and welcome to my little project.
As hard as it is to see them with someone else, it's natural for many of us to wonder about our exes and to check up on them from time to time.
The exercise is usually equal parts checking out what you are missing now and secretly hoping that they are worse off overall since they left your company. I've had a habit of doing essentially the same thing with our former St. Louis Blues.
Like many of you, I am a dislocated Blues fan. I enjoy the simple things, like long skates along the blue line, working like a dog for the man and facebook stalking everyone I used to know. Naturally, while I was sitting in my office in the hockeyless wasteland of Indianapolis some years back, I started looking up all the Blues Alumni to see how they were doing and hope that they hadn't turned into superstars once we dumped them.
So, here is where the like-minded get to enjoy the fruits of my labor at the bargain price of nothing.
Once a week (Usually on Monday, but don't hold me to it...commitments make me nervous) I will put out and article with the updated X-Men stats. I will also highlight any glowing achievements of the guys on the list. I may also make fun of them, or their team, or their new city...I like to leave my options open.
Here are my criteria:
The player had to have played at least one game in the NHL in a St. Louis Blues Uniform.
The player has to be currently under contract with an NHL team and playing games in an NHLPA recognized league.
(Note: if the player is in the minors they will appear on the roster but I an only tracking their NHL stats)
The player cannot be effectively done with their career but still riding the books to avoid financial penalties for their team (Chris Pronger).
So, here is the current roster:
The feature will evolve over time as I get more clever and versed in the ways of the SBN editor. For instance, at some point I will make that chart look sexier.
Anyhow, please give me your thoughts, ideas, snide remarks and any X-men I may have missed in the comments.