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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Next Man Up

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Zach Sanford is one Blue who should get more ice time in the wake of the Tarasenko injury.

Next man up is such a cliche. You expect to hear it from players any time a star goes down to injury. Were Sid the Kid to break his leg, you’d hear “No time to dwell on that. It’s next man up. We’re in a playoff hunt.” Were Clayton Kershaw to develop thoracic outlet syndrome, you’d hear “You know, it’s next man up around here. Rich Hill is like Clayton Kershaw-lite.”

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