"We understand this fan base is thirsty for a championship team. We've taken a step backwards this year… We understand your frustration, we share your frustration, and we'll do something about your frustration."
Those were the words of Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong during a press conference at Scottrade Center last Tuesday morning. The season-ending press conference was held earlier than expected this year as the St. Louis Blues fell just one point short of reaching the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the seventh consecutive season.
Despite the disappointing end and a few tough stretches along the way, there was a lot to like during the 2017-18 season.
ST. LOUIS - Chris Thorburn delivered another big check on Thursday afternoon.
It wasn't the sort of big check you might expect from a rugged, tough hockey player like Thorburn, but it was a big check - one worth $20,000 that was made out to a special school district classroom at Flynn Park Elementary School.
Tarasenko sustained dislocated shoulder in final game
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UPDATE: Vladimir Tarasenko had reconstructive surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Rick Wright, Dr. Matt Matava and Dr. Matt Smith at Washington University Orthopedic Center in Chesterfield. Tarasenko will be re-evaluated at training camp in September.
ST. LOUIS - Vladimir Tarasenko said he will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a dislocated shoulder.
Tarasenko was injured in the first period of the final game of the season in Colorado and did not return.