No Canadian team made it to the postseason in the NHL this spring, but the St. Louis Blues have offered a solution for their friends up north who still want to have a vested interest in a team:
The team made a video, offering up all the reasons why the Central Division roster was the perfect fit for Canadian fans looking for a team to cheer for in the final weeks of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The list had everything, from the highest number of Canadian-born players on the roster of any of the teams left in the postseason to the valid observation that Doug Armstrong is Team Canada’s general manager for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. There’s also a throwback tribute to the gold medal that Team Canada won at the Winter Olympics while Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock was behind the bench for the national team, and even a mention of Darren Pang being a good Canadian boy.
All in all, there’s plenty of logic in the suggestion, even if it may be hard for fans against bandwaggoning to take on a new club for a few weeks.
The Blues will kick off their Western Conference Finals series against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday evening, when the two teams will face off at 7:00 PM CST at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.