Do All the Pieces Still Fit?

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Sammy Blais celebrated the Cup with the team, but he is one of several RFAs this offseason.

The timing of an NHL season is much different than other major sports. The playoffs run so long that by the time the Finals are concluded, the offseason gets going in a hurry.

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Where No Blues Team Has Gone Before

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David Perron scores the 2nd goal of the Blues 2-1 win in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals,  in Boston.

I kind of grew up with reruns of Star Trek: The Next Generation. They were really my introduction to the Trek franchise, so Captain Picard and crew have a special place in my heart. Each episode, though a replay on cable TV, was new to me as a boy, and I anticipated what new thing the Enterprise would discover, or what new planet they would encounter. It’s one of the main reasons I grew to love science fiction as a genre.

This Blues season feels like science fiction.

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Almost 50 Years

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Jaden Schwartz ripped a shot past Sharks goalie Martin Jones in the 3rd period for his 3rd goal of the game and 2nd hat trick of the playoffs.

Wow. I cannot believe it. The St. Louis Blues are one win away from their first Stanley Cup Finals since 1970. It’s been almost 50 years since the Blues last played in the Cup Finals, and over 30 years since they’ve been this close to the Cup Finals.

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