Blues & Recreation
St. Louis Blues set to Parks & Recreation
My drawing of Alexander Steen, of the St. Louis Blues.
“@Steener20: Tough day yesterday seeing a great teammate go. Best of luck to Dags in Jersey! #jorgevillalobos”
Vladimir Sobotka, David Perron and Alex Steen | 2012.05.05
While we all wish the Blues could have gone further in the playoffs, there’s no denying that what the accomplished this season was great. They exceeded so many expectations.
Who expected them to finish second in the Western conference? Or win the Central? I sure as hell didn’t. And it’s not like they won an easy division, either. They won a Central Division that had FOUR one hundred point teams. They showed the rest of the league what Blues fans had known for a long time. We always knew they had a ton of potential that they weren’t quite hitting. They took a huge step this season. And it was amazing to watch them do it. This season was a coming out party for a team that had been on the cusp for a long time. And while this season is over, they’ve gained experience, a (soon to be announced, hopefully) new owner, and they have a lot to build on for next season.
So while this is a disappointing ending to the season, it was an incredibly fun year. Personally, my favorite season as a Blues fan. This group of players is my favorite group of Blues that we’ve had. I’m extremely proud of this team.
So this is a post to reminisce on all of those great things that happened this season. Below the cut is a list of things I could think of; please add your favorite moments. There are a ton more, I’m sure. What were the most memorable moments of the season for you?