Yeah, this is a pretty good summary of that last series.
Hi there. You might remember me from such blogs as SB Nation St. Louis, Puck Drunk Love, and St. Louis Game Time. Sometimes, I even post here. You know, on the blog that I own. Apologies for the slowness in posts, six loyal readers. I always have found it a cruel irony that hockey season ends around the time that work finally gives me a chance to really focus on my writing and the sport and team that I enjoy so much.
Unfortunately, that team that I enjoy so much kind of punctuated an outstanding, Central Division winning, Presidents' Trophy challenging, Jennings worthy season with a broom hitting their backsides. There's so much to be proud of and so much to be pleased with in this season, but for players, management, and the fans, the ultimate goal was missed. I think Jaroslav Halak's assessment of them not accomplishing anything might be a bit melodramatic, unless if you count accomplishment only as the main prize and not the steps you take to get there. You don't take the steps, you don't get the prize. Simple as that. The Blues have taken baby steps the past few seasons, and then this year was a massive hop in the right direction. The team came together, the plan was realized, and hockey's exciting again in St. Louis. That's a good thing. Would we all have preferred a Cup down Market Street? Duh. But you can't always get what you want, but I think Blues fans got what they needed this season.