The Drought Will End: Blues Stanley Cup

Hayden See, Reporter

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It has been 52 years since the beginning of the Blues’ franchise, and they have not yet won a Stanley Cup.

The past half century has not been kind to St. Louis Blues fans. Since making the Stanley Cup Final for the first three years of their franchise’s existence, they haven’t made it since 1970. This year is different though. This team is ready. This team is prepared.

Led by a rookie goaltender, two of the top players in the league and a fiery head-coach, all the pieces are in place to bring a Cup to St. Louis. Goalie Jordan Binnington has been a godsend for the Blues. Since coming onto the scene this year, he has catapulted himself from being unknown to a rookie of the year finalist. Acquired in the offseason, Ryan O’Reilly was no doubt the Blues’ most valuable player not named Jordan Binnington this season. He led the team in practically every category, after he was acquired for next to nothing from the Buffalo Sabres. Continuing on with unexpected things, interim head coach Craig Berube came out of nowhere after Mike Yeo’s firing to take charge of the club.

They were in last place on January 1st, and are now in the Stanley Cup Final. They were down 3-2 in the second round of the playoffs, and they fought back to take the series in seven games. They just recently overcame a physical Sharks team after winning three straight games. They will face the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final. The first game of the series will be Monday at 7PM. The play of rookie Robert Thomas and Jaden Schwartz also played a crucial role in the turnaround. Defenseman Colton Parayko has held down the defensive zone for St. Louis.

Since 1967, the Blues have been without one, but this team emits a special feel — the cup is coming to St. Louis this year.