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  1. As the St. Louis Blues celebrated their first Stanley Cup win in franchise history, a tiny Alberta town also had reason to cheer. Calahoo, Alta., a small community 50 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, has just 85 people and one arena, but is the proud home of Blues’ interim head coach Craig Berube. Berube took over coaching duties on Nov. 19 and eventually led the Blues from last place in January to a Stanley Cup championship on Wednesday when they beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7. "(It’s) pretty impressive going from zero to hero,” Berube’s second cousin Matthew told CTV Edmonton. “That was awesome.” Known primarily as a fighter throughout his playing career, Berube notched 3,149 penalty minutes over 1,054 NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals and New York Islanders. "We're very blessed and fortunate to have somebody from our community do so well," said Berube’s uncle Emile. Calahoo residents call Berube “very down to earth” and a “regular country boy,” who makes a point to visit his hometown each offseason. "We're hoping he brings that cup home this summer," Emile said. Regardless of Berube’s plans with the championship trophy, the Stanley Cup will have plenty of stops in the Prairies this summer as a combined seven players hail from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Matthew hopes his cousin’s successes can be inspiration for the children with dreams of going from small-town Alberta to the big leagues. "Maybe it helps the kids,” he said. “As long as you work hard maybe you can get there one day like he did.”
  2. Loui likes to skate around and collect his paycheck. It's a dog eat dog world. My 2nd favorite team is the St. Louis Blues. I was cheering for them to beat Big Buff and the Jets. We all know their coach was an enforcer and finished with the 7th highest penalty minutes in the NHL. All his players brought in and look at them now. They were such a hard hitting, gritty team than even their EURO players - Sundqvist and Barbashev were finishing their checks. Sammy Blais and Sunqvist has size, grit and skills. Add their smaller skill players, they will be a contender for years.
  3. Canucks, please hire the Big Bird - Larry Robinson. He won the Stanley Cup six times with the Canadiens, in 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1986. Together with Nicklas Lidstrom, Robinson holds the NHL record for most consecutive playoff seasons with 20, 17 of them with the Canadiens.[3][4] Larry Robinson's name appears on the Stanley Cup ten times, as a player/coach/scout. Following his retirement, Robinson was hired as an assistant coach with the New Jersey Devils in 1993. After winning the Stanley Cup in 1995 with the Devils, he was hired as head coach of the Los Angeles Kings, the same year he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He left the Los Angeles team at the end of the 1998–99 season and signed on as an assistant coach with the New Jersey Devils once again. Named interim head coach of the New Jersey Devils on March 23, 2000, Robinson guided his team to win the 2000 Stanley Cup. He recounted to journalist Scott Morrison:[5] “ Considering how long I played hockey and how many Cups I got to win as a defenseman with Montreal, it was my first Stanley Cup win as a head coach that is actually my greatest day in hockey. ” He stayed on as head coach for the next year and again guided the Devils to the Stanley Cup finals, where they lost against the Colorado Avalanche in seven games. Robinson was fired during the 2001–02 season, but returned as an assistant coach just before the 2002–03 season to win his 9th Stanley Cup in 2003. He is currently a Senior Consultant to Hockey Operations for the St. Louis Blues. With the St. Louis Blues defeating the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals, Robinson won his tenth Stanley Cup championship.[11]
  4. The rich get richer. No need to use coupons and free class all the way.
  5. I really liked the Blues' defense men. Huge men who can skate and hit, some with skills. Especially Pietrangelo and Parayko. Not many forwards in Binnington's face during the playoffs. Six Canadians out of seven D's on the Blues SC champs. 13 or 14 Canadians on the SC winning team. Robert Bortuzzo Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler Michael Del Zotto Vince Dunn Joel Edmundson Carl Gunnarsson Jakub Jerabek Colton Parayko Alex Pietrangelo (C) Jordan Schmaltz # Sh Ht Wt Born Birthplace 41 R 6' 4" 216 Mar 18, 1989 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN 19 L 6' 4" 206 Sep 27, 1983 Edmonton, AB, CAN 25 L 6' 1" 196 Oct 27, 1986 St. Louis, MO, USA 42 L 6' 0" 201 Jun 24, 1990 Stouffville, ON, CAN 29 L 6' 0" 203 Oct 29, 1996 Mississauga, ON, CAN 6 L 6' 4" 215 Jun 28, 1993 Brandon, MB, CAN 4 L 6' 2" 198 Nov 9, 1986 Orebro, SWE 28 L 5' 11" 199 May 12, 1991 Pilsen, CZE 55 R 6' 6" 230 May 12, 1993 St. Albert, AB, CAN 27 R 6' 3" 210 Jan 18, 1990 King City, ON, CAN 43 R 6' 2" 190 Oct 8, 1993 Madison, WI, USA
  6. Oskar Sundqvist was the other one suspended. Euros Barbashev and Sundqvist has more hits in one game than Lou Eriksson had in his whole career. Love the way the Bruins defense men give the puck away when they see the Blues big forwards BEARING down on them.
  7. Ryan O'Reilly 1g 1a tonight, two goals the last game. It will take a Irishman to take down Boston. There can only be one.
  8. The Blues will have over 50 hits at home. A few more baby cubs will be joining the one at the Boston Chris Tanev medical clinic. Old man Chara will be the last one standing.
  9. I really like the St. Louis back end. Robert Bortuzzo Jay Bouwmeester Michael Del Zotto Vince Dunn Joel Edmundson Carl Gunnarsson Colton Parayko Alex Pietrangelo (C) # Sh Ht Wt Born Birthplace 41 R 6' 4" 216 Mar 18, 1989 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN 19 L 6' 4" 206 Sep 27, 1983 Edmonton, AB, CAN 42 L 6' 0" 201 Jun 24, 1990 Stouffville, ON, CAN 29 L 6' 0" 203 Oct 29, 1996 Mississauga, ON, CAN 6 L 6' 4" 215 Jun 28, 1993 Brandon, MB, CAN 4 L 6' 2" 198 Nov 9, 1986 Orebro, SWE 55 R 6' 6" 230 May 12, 1993 St. Albert, AB, CAN 27 R 6' 3" 210 Jan 18, 1990 King City, ON, CAN
  10. Lou is happy here just skating around in the Show.