The St. Louis Blues have something special. If they weren’t a top-contender in many people’s eyes last season, they certainly have everyone watching now. During the 2011-12 season, the Blues were projected to be low-seeded and a first-round exit in the playoffs, yet they ended up becoming the Central Division Champions, the first time since the 1999-2000 season. Their loss to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Las Angeles Kings may have been a sweep, but ended a still highly successful season. Goaltenders Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott complimented each other perfectly, averaging for a combined 1.89 GAA and becoming one of the best goaltending duos in the NHL. But goaltending alone won’t win a team a Stanley Cup; sometimes it is the intangibles that separate a good team from a great team. That’s where David Perron, Scott Nichol, Chris Stewart, and T.J. Oshie come in. The Blues have signed 16 of 20 players from last season’s roster, ensuring the team’s dynamic chemistry will be persevered for yet another season. The Blues are also youthful and about to enter their prime. Take into consideration that head coach Ken Hitchcock is more than capable of bringing this franchise its first Stanley Cup, as he led the Dallas Stars to their first in 1999, and you have yourself a powerhouse team. The Blues have all the pieces there and it would be shocking if they weren’t once again among the top teams in the 2013 NHL season. Get in on the action by getting your tickets to all the St. Louis Blues games with Gold Coast Tickets today!
The St. Louis Blues represent the city of St Louis, Missouri in NHL and are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference. The Blue’s franchise was founded during the 1967 expansion that saw the addition of 6 new hockey teams and doubled the size of the NHL from 6 teams to 12 teams. Since then, the Blues have won 8 division championships and one Presidents' Trophy. They play their home games the Scottrade Center, which opened in 1994 and has a capacity of just over 19,000. Before every game and after every goal, fans sign their rendition "When the Saints Go Marching In," often substituting the word ‘saints’ with ‘blues’. The Blues also have had a heated rivalry with the Chicago Blackhawks and is not uncommon to see a brawl break out during a match up between the two. For more information on the St. Louis Blues, visit their website at: http://blues.nhl.com/.