The St. Louis Blues have been Stanley Cup Champions for one year, three months, and fifteen days as of the time of this writing. The Tampa Bay Lightning almost claimed that mantle last night, but they were thwarted by Corey Perry in the second overtime. The Dallas Stars Stars have a chance on Monday night to lengthen the Blues’ exhibit at the Hockey Hall of Fame for a little bit, but our time with the Cup will officially conclude this week.
Sad, I know, but all good things must come to an end.
Last night on Twitter, St. Louis Game Time contributor @MoeErrett posited a question to the fan base that I wanted to amplify here:
I think that’s an excellent question. There are so many options to choose from. I replied last night that my personal favorite memory was sitting on the couch with my mother, Blues fan from the age of 8 (she was 60 when they won), as happy as I’ve seen her in years, crying. We would often joke about the Blues’ post-season futility. All she wanted was a win before she died, which should tell you how much stock she put in a recent victory. I would always tell her that I’d fly her up to St. Louis and wheel her 90 year old self out to Market Street to see the parade. Mom told me that wasn’t necessary; I’d just need to bring her urn.
What a treat, then, for both of us to see this happen before our ripe old age. Being in Atlanta, neither of us were able to go to the parade, but I think watching it on TV was preferable anyway. You really got a sense of the party, and we were able to see every drunk interview that Brett Hull gave to KSDK and anyone within four feet of him.
She bought a brick for the Champions Walk to celebrate. Both of our names are on it, and I’m proud that we’ll be a part of the Enterprise Center for years to come.
What was your favorite moment in the past year? Did you get a chance to hug the Cup? Were you at O.B. Clark’s when the guys came by to party? Was it just how decades of catharsis feels?
Share and reminisce in the comments below. We have a little bit more time before we have to let another team have their fun.