Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#353
stlblues1226 wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:47 pm
BluesSK wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:34 pm
The first LA Cup winning team vs. the Blues Cup winning team would be amazing to watch.
I hadn't thought about this. It would be a blast to watch those two teams go at it. I believe it was the 2011-2012 season.
Similar story, too, IIRC. Floundering early, fire coach, make playoffs, catch fire, win Cup.

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#355
MissouriMook wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:42 pm
stlblues1226 wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:47 pm
BluesSK wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:34 pm
The first LA Cup winning team vs. the Blues Cup winning team would be amazing to watch.
I hadn't thought about this. It would be a blast to watch those two teams go at it. I believe it was the 2011-2012 season.
Similar story, too, IIRC. Floundering early, fire coach, make playoffs, catch fire, win Cup.
That's pretty accurate. They hired one of those Sutter boys. But there were not floundering anything like the Blues were.

The Kings were the 8 seed in the west (Back when it was the three division winners at top three seeds and then everyone else by points). Won round one in 5 games, swept the Blues in the second, five games in round three and beat NJ in six.
2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues. And I was alive to see it happen!

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#356
MissouriMook wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:31 pm
Something that seems to be lost on the fanbases of teams built around 2-3 superstars is that the team that wins it all isn't usually the one with the greatest collection of individual talent, it is the one that plays the best as a team. You need a solid game plan, great execution, and a collection of individuals willing to sacrifice their individual needs for the great good of the team. It's why McDavid + Draisaitl + 21 other guys don't stand a chance against a team that is built like (and plays like) the Blues even though they would go into a series with inarguably the two most talented players in the matchup. I hated the old Brian Sutter line that "hard work is a skill" because it isn't, but that doesn't mean that hard work can't beat skill.
yeah that's what i was going to say mook. it really depends on how you're defining "superior" and "team". see: lake placid, 1980.

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#358
CaptSMRT wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:47 pm
Everything this fool is saying proves my point. I will die on this hill.

Hahaha, that was enjoyable. I don't care if they were the best team or not, all I care about is that I got to see them all lift that big shiny trophy. Hard to believe it was 37 years ago*.



*Note: Time estimate might be slightly inaccurate due to quarantine brain.
...but whatever, the Blues won the Cup!!!!!

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#361
UMSLBlues12 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:43 am
One year ago today. This was the game for me that really stuck with me that on our game we can really beat anyone. Petro knocking out Pavelski, Schwartz hatrick, Tarasenko penalty shot, the fourth line with the first goal, and a Binnington shutout.

This was the night the Blues basically ended the Sharks organization. Knocked them right into one of the worst teams in the league. Jammed the knife in the eye
Just a Klim Kostin fan account

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#362
Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:27 am
UMSLBlues12 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:43 am
One year ago today. This was the game for me that really stuck with me that on our game we can really beat anyone. Petro knocking out Pavelski, Schwartz hatrick, Tarasenko penalty shot, the fourth line with the first goal, and a Binnington shutout.

This was the night the Blues basically ended the Sharks organization. Knocked them right into one of the worst teams in the league. Jammed the knife in the eye
If I were a Sharks fan I don't think I'd ever be able to forgive Doug Wilson for not getting that team a competent goalie at some point. If Jones had been even league average over that 2 year period they probably at least play for a Cup. But since I'm not a Sharks fan they can go right to hell where they belong.
...but whatever, the Blues won the Cup!!!!!

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#363
Dave's a mess wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:36 am
Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:27 am
UMSLBlues12 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:43 am
One year ago today. This was the game for me that really stuck with me that on our game we can really beat anyone. Petro knocking out Pavelski, Schwartz hatrick, Tarasenko penalty shot, the fourth line with the first goal, and a Binnington shutout.

This was the night the Blues basically ended the Sharks organization. Knocked them right into one of the worst teams in the league. Jammed the knife in the eye
If I were a Sharks fan I don't think I'd ever be able to forgive Doug Wilson for not getting that team a competent goalie at some point. If Jones had been even league average over that 2 year period they probably at least play for a Cup. But since I'm not a Sharks fan they can go right to hell where they belong.
Well, they did play for a Cup in 2016 with Jones in net.

It should have been us though but we didn't have the killer instinct against the Hawks and Stars.

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#364
BluesSK wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:14 pm
Dave's a mess wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:36 am
Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:27 am


This was the night the Blues basically ended the Sharks organization. Knocked them right into one of the worst teams in the league. Jammed the knife in the eye
If I were a Sharks fan I don't think I'd ever be able to forgive Doug Wilson for not getting that team a competent goalie at some point. If Jones had been even league average over that 2 year period they probably at least play for a Cup. But since I'm not a Sharks fan they can go right to hell where they belong.
Well, they did play for a Cup in 2016 with Jones in net.

It should have been us though but we didn't have the killer instinct against the Hawks and Stars.
Don't put your nerdy facts in the way of my convenient narrative! :lol:
...but whatever, the Blues won the Cup!!!!!

Re: St. Louis Blues 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Champions!!!!!!!!!!

#367
UMSLBlues12 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:08 am
Dave's a mess wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:33 am
Happy Anniversary everyone!
Seeing these re-pop up and watching highlights...seems like Petro was on the ice for almost every big goal that series. He might not be worth what he's going to get paid, but we're going to miss him if he leaves
No matter what happens in the future he has had a hell of a career with the Blues. Scoring the game winner in Game 7 and being the first player to touch the Cup while wearing the Blue Note are nice feathers in his cap.
...but whatever, the Blues won the Cup!!!!!