The St. Louis Blues have lots of hurdles to jump to even get to the Stanley Cup Final again. If they do, there are plenty of opponents that would be fun to see.
St. Louis Blues fans are sitting on pins and needles waiting to see if they get to see their favorite hockey team defend their Stanley Cup championship. So few teams get that opportunity.
The Blues went into this season with every intention of giving their team a repeat chance. That was not just for the franchise, but the team.
St. Louis made next to no changes to their roster, so it would be almost the dictionary definition of a title defense. The Blues made two roster moves and everyone else came back.
Of course, we were all saddened by the loss of the hometown hero, Par Maroon. St. Louis went for cap savings and opened up a roster spot for younger players.
St. Louis was cruising along, sitting in first place in the conference for most of the season until a late push by Colorado. Then, the pandemic shut down the NHL and all sports.
Now, we are left hoping that the league will be able to finish their season in some form. Of course, plans have been solidified as far as the playoff format and the teams involved.
However, the players association has not officially ratified Phase 3 or 4 of reopening the league. Some positive tests with the Tampa Bay Lightning throw the return of hockey back into question.
As fans, all we can do is continue to hope and dream. With that in mind, why not discuss some of the teams that would be most fun to see on the opposite side of the ice if the Blues managed to play for the Stanley Cup again?