“Awesome”:  Throngs flood downtown to celebrate St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup championship
Jun15

“Awesome”: Throngs flood downtown to celebrate St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup championship

DOWNTOWN – On a Saturday afternoon in June, hockey took center stage in St. Louis, with a guy in a bear suit (Louie the mascot) and a marching band leading a parade that has been a dream to most fans here for upwards of half a century. That dream: a Stanley Cup victory parade down Market Street. On this day, it arrived. It came complete with the cup itself being hand-delivered by playoff MVP Ryan O’Riley and team captain Alex...

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Blues fans celebrate Stanley Cup win without a single arrest
Jun13

Blues fans celebrate Stanley Cup win without a single arrest

DOWNTOWN – Thousands of people poured into the streets of downtown Wednesday night to celebrate the St. Louis Blues’ first Stanley Cup victory in 52 seasons on the ice.  Despite the major party atmosphere, the drunken disorder often associated with championship celebrations in other cities didn’t take place, according to police. What did occur was an outpouring of joy and emotion many onlookers believed surpassed anything...

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Bobby’s Place fans revel in Stanley Cup win
Jun13

Bobby’s Place fans revel in Stanley Cup win

ST. LOUIS – Like many of the Blues fans at Bobby’s Place Hampton on Wednesday night, Wayne Failoni waited nearly 50 years to see his team take the Stanley Cup. Like all of them, the wait was worth it. “This is the most exciting event of my life beside the birth of my daughter, who’s calling me from Boston,” said Failoni, 69, of the Shaw neighborhood, trying to speak over the cacophony in the sports bar and grill, 2652 Hampton...

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A story no one should believe unites a city for a night
Jun13

A story no one should believe unites a city for a night

DOWNTOWN – It is a story that makes a movie like Disney’s “The Mighty Ducks” seem like a documentary.  It is the stuff of fiction and most certainly should not be believed. If you were a Hollywood producer, would this sound a little too cheesy for you?  A pro hockey team can’t get out of its own way.  They’re the worst in the league. So they fire the coach and replace him with one of the all-time...

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Heartbreak:  Bruins top Blues, force game 7 Wednesday in Boston
Jun09

Heartbreak: Bruins top Blues, force game 7 Wednesday in Boston

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Facing elimination in a hostile environment, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask stepped up for the Boston Bruins once again. The Stanley Cup Final is heading to Game 7 because two of Boston’s biggest stars love the biggest moments. Rask made 28 saves, Marchand had a goal and an assist, and the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 on Sunday night to even the bruising, physical final at three games apiece. Blues fans...

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Want to see the Blues play for the Stanley Cup?  Get out your wallet!
Jun08

Want to see the Blues play for the Stanley Cup? Get out your wallet!

Tickets for what area fans hope will be a clinching Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final for the St. Louis Blues may be the most in-demand and expensive for any event in the history of the city. According to SeatGeek.com, the least expensive ticket available to the Sunday-night clash with the Boston Bruins was $1,944 roughly 24 hours before the drop of the puck.  And don’t expect any special views for the price.  Those seats are in...

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