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Blues wear prototype jerseys for One Nation Classic

Players will wear jerseys during Sunday's skills competition at Busch Stadium

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Six months after the National Hockey League awarded a franchise to the city of St. Louis, new owner Sid Salomon III and team general manager Lynn Patrick modeled prototype jerseys for a photo opportunity with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The jerseys, which featured one large note centered between the words "ST. LOUIS" and "BLUES" on the front, were never worn by the players on the ice. By the time the puck dropped on the franchise's inaugural game over a year later, the jerseys had evolved into something that looks a lot like what fans saw during the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Monday.

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Where Are They Now: Dallas Drake

by Ashali Vise / Special Contributor

ST. LOUIS - Leading a team during a rebuilding period can be the most difficult, but also the most crucial, role of a captain's career. That's why St. Louis fans held so much respect for Dallas Drake, who captained the club from 2005 - 2007 following a season-long lockout.

For Drake, it wasn't about putting on a show or getting attention. It was about grit and hard work every day of his 15-season NHL career.

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Where Are They Now: Scott Young

by Ashali Vise / Special Contributor

Unforgettable - that's the best way to describe Scott Young's 2000-01 campaign. That's the season Young became a 40-goal-scorer - an individual accomplishment the Blues wouldn't see again for another six seasons.

Aside from getting to the net, the winger also recorded 33 assists that year, helping lead St. Louis to the Western Conference Final. There, he would top off his dream season with a game-winning overtime goal against Colorado for the only win the team saw in third round.

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Where Are They Now: Garth Butcher

by Ashali Vise / Special Contributor

ST. LOUIS - Of the hundreds of talented players who have worn the Blue Note over the last 50 seasons, only 22 men have shown the combination of skill and leadership that would earn them the designation of Captain. One of these men is Garth Butcher, who wore the "C" with pride during the 1991-92 season.

Butcher spent just over three of his 14 NHL seasons in St. Louis, playing 208 regular season games for the club. During that time, the fearless defenseman earned 46 points and racked up an impressive 508 penalty minutes, often standing up for his teammates and rarely backing down from a fight.

We caught up with him from his home in Washington to find out why he's looking forward to his return to St. Louis and how he's staying busy since retirement.

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Where Are They Now: Gino Cavallini

by Ashali Vise / Special Contributor

Gino Cavallini is the older half of the Cavallini brothers who stole the hearts of Blues fans during the late 1980s. Known locally as "The Tank," Cavallini's hockey success started before making it to the League when he scored the game-winning goal that won Bowling Green State University an NCAA title in 1984.

The winger was traded to St. Louis in 1986 after just more than a season with the Calgary Flames, and would later become an alternate captain of the club. "The Tank" racked up 211 regular season points for the Blues - and most excitingly, he was involved in more than 45 fights over his nine NHL seasons.

We caught up with Cavallini from his Chicago home to find out how it felt to hit the professional ice with his younger brother and how he still stays involved with the game.

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Where Are They Now: Ed Staniowski

by Ashali Vise / Special Contributor

Former Blues goaltender Ed Staniowski was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in 1975 - but unlike most hockey players, that's not the only draft he dreamed about. He also wanted to join the Canadian military, but his talent between the pipes put that plan on hold. At least for awhile.

After a successful four years of junior hockey and a Memorial Cup, Staniowski was picked up by the Blues and began a 10-season NHL career that also included stints in Winnipeg and Hartford. Although he tallied almost 70 wins, his journey of becoming a real hero began when he retired from the NHL and joined the Canadian Forces. Reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Staniowski was deployed multiple times to various locations including Africa and Afghanistan. He retired from the military in 2014, which will allow him to return to St. Louis for the Winter Classic Alumni Game on Dec. 31.

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Blues tour library exhibit celebrating 50 years

St. Louis Public Library will host free exhibit through March 4

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - For the first-time ever (and for a limited time only), hockey fans will be able to view 50 years of St. Louis Blues memorabilia and archives at the St. Louis Public Library at 1301 Olive Street in downtown St. Louis.

"50 Years of Blood, Sweat and Cheers - A Tribute to the St. Louis Blues and their Fans" will open on Monday, Dec. 5 at the Central Library. The exhibit, which is presented by St. Louis Public Library, is made possible through the support of presenting sponsor Enterprise Rent-A-Car and media partner the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It will remain open through March 4.

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Where Are They Now: Bryce Salvador

Former Blue travels with his son, who recently performed at the Fox Theatre

by Ashali Vise / Special Contributor

ST. LOUIS - Bryce Salvador began an impressive 14-year NHL career with more than six seasons as a Blue from 2000 until 2008. The hard-working defenseman, known for his never-quit attitude, accumulated 66 points during his time with St. Louis and scored a game-winning overtime goal against the San Jose Sharks to give the Blues a series lead in the 2001 Western Conference quarterfinals. 

Salvador also made an impact on the St. Louis community off the ice by creating a program with former teammate Jamal Mayers, which recognized kids who performed acts of kindness and generosity.

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Where Are They Now: Geoff Courtnall

Former Blue currently works in real estate in Vancouver

by Ashali Vise / Special Contributor

ST. LOUIS - It's Game 3 of the 1998 Western Conference Quarterfinals. The Blues have a 3-0 lead in the best-of-7 series but trail 3-0 in Game 4 with just one period to play. That's when Blues forward Geoff Courtnall races in to contest the puck and collides hard with Kings' goalie Jamie Storr, who is shaken up on the play. Storr would allow four goals in the period and the Blues would sweep the series, which would go down as one of the most talked about moments in Blues history.

Although a classic memory, that's not the only impact Courtnall made during his five-year stint in St. Louis. The winger, known for his speed and physicality, played in two different stints with the Blues, tallying 106 goals and 126 assists while wearing the Blue Note.

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Blues to retire Plager's No. 5

Bob Plager's jersey will be retired on Feb. 2 vs. Toronto

by Dan O'Neill / St. Louis Blues

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ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues announced today they will retire No. 5 in honor of Bob Plager.

Plager, who was acquired by the Blues on June 6, 1967 and has been with the organization for all 50 years, will become the seventh player in Blues history to have his number retired, joining No. 2 Al MacInnis, No. 3 Bob Gassoff, No. 11 Brian Sutter, No. 16 Brett Hull, No. 24 Bernie Federko and his brother, No. 8 Barclay Plager.

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