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?
Nichol will wear 12 and Huskins will wear 6. Shattenkirk will switch to 22.
May Huskins channel some of EJ’s skill from the magic number six. And may Shattenkirk not channel anything from the number 22 (i’m just kidding don’t get mad). Amen.
The Blues have signed Kent Huskins to a one year, one million dollar contract.
The Blues have signed Scott Nichol to a one year, six hundred thousand dollar contract.
This probably means that Strachan won’t return (or he will return, but he’ll stay in Peoria) and Porter will probably start the year with the Rivermen as well.