Well, that was certainly backing into a division title if I ever saw one. I think I heard the back-up beeps with about a minute left to go in Saturday’s horrid 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. If a game proved that any opponent is tough and that they don’t care about your home record, tonight did that.
But hey, I can sit and mope around about a crappy game against the worst team in the NHL all night, but why would I want to? For just the 8th time since the Blues’ first season, there will be a new banner at Scottrade Center on opening night. Yep. The Blues’ve clinched the Central Division title with a God-awful loss thanks to the Chicago Blackhawks of all teams. With the Hawks holding on to take out the Nashville Predators 5-4, the Blues got the right amount of points necessary for them to clinch. Is it the most awe-inspiring way to get a division title? Heck no. Is it a division title? HECK YES. It’s something to be very, very proud of for fans and for the team.
It’s easy to get caught up in the moping, but it should be even easier to get caught up in the celebration. Let’s look at NHL.com to see what they have to say about…
Oh. Well, never mind that. If you want to get caught up in the fun, go to St. Louis Game Time. I mean, after all, they are the ones who first asked “What about the St. Louis Blues?”
Well, tonight let’s amend that to “how about the St. Louis Blues?”