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Cup Hopes of the St. Louis Blues Stanley

d. May 25, 2016


Visitations are being postponed until next season.


Thursday, May 26, at bars across the greater St. Louis area..
: David Backes
Music: Saint Louis Blues, by W.C. Handy as performed on the organ by Jeremy Boyer, to be followed by "When the Blues go Marching In."
Interment: the SAP Center.
Pallbearers: Jake Allen, David Backes, Ivan Barbashev, Patrik Berglund, Jordan Binnington, Robert Bortuzzo, Jay Bouwmeester, Kyle Brodziak, Troy Brouwer, Chris butler, Joel Edmundson, Brian Elliott, Robby Fabbri, Carl Gunnarsson, Peter Harrold, Dmitrij Jaskin, Jori Lehtera, Petteri Lindbohm, Anders Nilsson, Steve Ott, Magnus Paajarvi, Colton Parayko, Alex Pietrangelo, Ty Rattie, Ryan Reaves, Jordan Schmaltz, Jaden Schwartz,Kevin Shattenkirk, Paul Stastny, Alexander Steen, Vladimir Tarasenko, and Scottie Upshall.

The Saint Louis Blues Stanley Cup hopes passed away unexpectedly Wednesday following a shark attack. The oldest NHL team to never have won the Stanley Cup, the Blues bitterly dashed the hopes of fans across the country once again.

The St. Louis Blues endured the marathon of the regular season, putting up a huge points number, even though the club battled key injuries the whole race through. Vladamir Tarasenko became a regular-season star. He scored 40 goals, fourth-most in the NHL.

Not only did the Blues finally win a first-round playoff series, for the first time since 2012, but they did so against the hated Hawks of Chicago, the detested, defending Stanley Cup champs. And after that Game 7 thrill, there was another, this one on the road, as the Blues defeated Dallas and headed for the conference finals

Of the loyal folks back in St. Louis, Backes said: “It was fantastic, the people of St. Louis, the fans — that’s adding to the grief. Everyone that pulled together in the city, and the support that we see, it stings right now.”

Born: The franchise was founded in 1967 as an expansion team during the league's original expansion from six to 12 teams.

Survivors include: There were no survivors, but there's always next season.

Preceded in death by: 48 similarly disappointing ends to the season.

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