Here is life as a member of the 2018-19 St. Louis Blues: fans went from offering to buy players a one-way ticket out of town to buying them beers. A Stanley Cup will do that, especially when it’s the first one in the franchise’s 52-year history.
The long-awaited celebration finally happened, as the Blues completed their worst-to-first story. After sitting in last place in the NHL standings in early January, they beat Boston in seven games in the Cup final. “This group of guys, we’re legends, we’re legends now,” said Ryan O’Reilly, who took home the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. “One of the boys said to me, ‘We’re heroes.’ We just brought a Cup to the city.”
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