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Throwback Thursday: Remembering the 2001-2002 Blues

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On this Thursday, February 7th, 2019, let’s take a look back at the 2001-2002 St. Louis Blues. Why? Because it’s Throwback Thursday, and anything goes.

Here’s a look back at the team. Enjoy!

  • Joel Quenneville was the Head Coach
  • Of course, Mike Kitchen was the Assistant Coach
  • A very young Ray Barile was the Athletic Trainer
  • As well as a young Bert Godin was the Equipment Manager
  • Good ‘ol Bob Plager was the Director of Professional Scouting
  • Alain Vingeault (yes, THAT Alain Vingeault) was the Professional Scout
  • Fred Brathwaite was entering his first season with the Blues
  • Daniel Corso had played his rookie season, and ready for Year 2 with the Note
  • Pavol Demitra was hitting his stride with the team (RIP)
  • Dallas Drake was ready to play his second season after being acquired through Free Agency
  • Mike Eastwood was gearing up to be a PK specialist after leading the NHL with five short handed assists during the 2000-2001 season
  • Jeff Finley was on his way becoming a journeyman, appearing for his sixth NHL club
  • Sean Hill was entering his second year with the Blues
  • Brent Johnson was getting ready to become an NHL-regular
  • Mike Keane signed in Free Agency
  • Alexander Khavanov was ready to make more Blues memories after recording the game-tying goal in the Blues historic 6-5 OT win in Toronto on November 29, 2000
  • Reed Low was ready to keep dropping the mitts in his second season with the club
  • Al MacInnis was continuing to do Al MacInnis things (what more can be said?)
  • Jamal Mayers was ready to produce points, after recording his first 20+ point season the year before
  • Scott Mellanby was gearing up to bring his greatness with the Panthers over to his first full season with the Blues
  • Tyson Nash was eager to keep growing after setting career highs in goals and points in the previous season
  • Rich Pilon had just signed with St. Louis in Free Agency
  • Chris Pronger was getting ready to continue to hit and demolish the opposition
  • Bryce Salvador was entering his second season with the club
  • Cory Stillman was ready for his first full season with the Blues after 7 seasons in Calgary
  • Keith Tkachuk was also gearing up for his first full season with the Blues after producing greatness in Winnipeg/Phoenix
  • Doug Weight was excited for his first year with the Note after being traded from Edmonton
  • Scott Young was looking for another career year after establishing career highs in goals and points the year before
  • Barret Jackman and Mike Van Ryn were on the cusp of making the roster
  • Christian Backman, Petr Cajanek, and Jay McClement were still prospects in the system