I watched in awe as my beloved St. Louis Blues hockey organization went from worst in the league to game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals, where they won and took home the Cup. How did this happen? In January of this year, the Blues were dead last in the entire National Hockey League.
St Louis Blues returned home to a victory parade on Saturday after winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in their 52-year history. Fans poured into the city for celebration, with officials estimating that a half-million people watched the procession. Supporters climbed buildings and perched themselves on statues and cranes in order to get a view of the victorious players. Vladimir Tarasenko hoisted and trophy to the delight of the fans. The Blues ended one of ice hockey's longest droughts on Wednesday by beating the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final. The title win has lifted spirits in the city, in the wake of the NFL's Rams decision to leave the city in 2016.
Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of downtown St. Louis despite rain on Saturday to cheer on the Stanley Cup champion Blues, who brought the city its first major sports title since it lost an NFL team for the second time.