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5 Decades of Blues Part of Opening Night

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Five decades of Blues were represented Thursday at an invite-only event at Peabody Opera House.

The event was held before the 2014-15 season opener against the New York Rangers and featured appearances by Blues legends Bob Plager, Garry Unger, Bernie Federko, Al MacInnis and Brett Hull.

“The important part of any sports franchise is its legacy, which is created by the players and the teams over the years, especially by star players,” said Blues Chairman Tom Stillman. “We think it’s important to honor the legacy and keep in touch with it, so anytime we can bring legendary players together from five decades, that’s a very special day for the Blues franchise.”

All five players were presented with a blue blazer that featured a Blue Note stitched on the chest pocket. The team’s original owners, Sidney Salomon Jr. and Sidney Salomon III, presented players with the blazer until they sold the team in 1977. Mike Shanahan, who owned the team from 1986 until 1991, continued that tradition.

On Thursday, Stillman brought it back for the five legends on hand.

The blazers were made by Champagne & Caviar Bespoke, a company created by former Blue Jamal Mayers (

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