The St. Louis Blues frustrate, infuriate and drive fans crazy. They are still and will always be our team and there are several things to be thankful for about them as well.
The St. Louis Blues are far from a perfect team. Even in the best of years the team does things that makes you scratch your head or want to throw things across the room.
In the end, they are still our team. Like a family member, we love them regardless of their faults.
Like part of a family, there are always things to be thankful for as well. Tis the season, so let’s take a look at the five things Blues fans have to be thankful for.
Many Blues fans have a love/hate relationship with the goaltender position. Some expect too much and others (like myself) are too soft and accepting of whatever happens.
The majority of fans reside somewhere in the middle. Regardless of where you are in that category, we should be thankful we have and have had some high quality goaltenders recently.
Jake Allen has not received the kind of goal support he deserves this year or the last few years. Admittedly, he has let in some bad goals, but he has also bailed the Blues out plenty of times as well.
The Blues have relied on their goaltending way too much in years past and this year has been the same even when shot totals are kept low. Fortunately, Allen has been up to the task more often than not.
His stats aren’t incredible a quarter way through the season. He’s still got a save percentage over .900 and a goals against just a shade over 2.30. Those aren’t numbers to be sneezed at.
Carter Hutton is much, much better than his stats imply also. Giving up a hat trick to Alex Ovechkin never helps your bottom line, but Hutton has filled the shoes of his predecessor more than any of us thought possible.
While the Blues are giving Allen the majority of the games, they still have a solid duo. With a slow start, the Blues aren’t likely to have another Jennings Trophy, but they still have guys they can depend on.
The Blues have two guys that are going to give you a great effort night in and out. The team doesn’t usually have to worry about the guys in net on most nights and that is something to be thankful for.