The St. Louis Blues are a professional ice hockey team originating from St. Louis, Missouri. Something that is really fascinating about the St. Louis Blues is that the team is named after the famous W. C. Handy song called “Saint Louis Blues”. The whole team and its fans also take pride in this song by playing it the 19,150-seat Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis. The St. Louis Blues are the integral members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).
A Team on the Move?
The abrupt decline of the St. Louis Outlet Mall has enabled Blues fans to raise many questions regarding the practice schedule and duration of the team in the arena located right in the heart of the aging mall. During the 2017 Winter Classic press conference, the Blues clearly announced that they are building a new practice facility in the premises of Creve Coeur Park, which will not only serve as a new home for practices but will also prove to be an effective practicing area for the youth hockey. No doubt this is a huge news for the youth hockey in St. Louis as the Hardee’s Iceplex in Chesterfield is soon likely to close and will be replaced by a Top Golf. The Iceplex is expected to close in 2017. However, no exact date has been disclosed of Iceplex closing while the new Creve Coeur Park arena is expected to open and be fully functional by the year 2018.
Backes out the door
Bringing the team captaincy in the limelight, David Backes has decide to leave St. Louis Blues and will now be playing for Boston Bruins. This course of action will not only leave blank space at forward, but will also leave an empty slot of the position of the team captain. This move will clearly have a major effect on the team and the wagers placed on them at sites like http://777extraslot.com/play-internet-casino/.
Backes was the player that fans supported to become the next captain of the team even before Eric Brewer was moved out of the role. Thus, no one can actually predict the next captain as the question still remains in our minds that who should become the 21st captain in St. Louis Blues franchise history?
Perhaps, keeping the critical decision making in mind, one other route that the Blues could take to tackle this difficult situation is to name new alternate captains alongside Steen and Pietrangelo. This will not only enable them to gain confidence in electing the new captain but will also buy them some time before they could make the right decision.