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Blues GM, coaches take Stanley Cup to children's hospital

Armstrong, Berube posed for pictures with kids during morning visit

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Patients at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis woke up to a big surprise Monday morning when Blues general manager Doug Armstrong and other members of the front office popped in with the Stanley Cup.

Armstrong and coach Craig Berube were among the Blues contingent that took the trophy room to room to pose for pictures.

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The Blues staff members also played video games with the kids, and handed out teddy bears and other goodies.

The hospital's Facility Dog, Thor, even got in on the festivities with a letter to Barclay the Blues' service dog trainee. The two dogs are from the same St. Louis-based non-profit organization, Duo.

The letter read:

"Hi Barclay, My name is Thor and I am a Duo dog just like you! I just finished all of my training with Duo and scored my dream hob as a Facility Dog at Cardinal Glennon, where I help kids stay paws-itive in the hospital! I heard you are still in training to be a Duo assistance dog and are working hard to be pup-pared for your big boy job. ...Just remember, sometimes training can be ruff, but it is all worth it! You will fur sure be an excellent service dog, and if you have any questions when are you ready to embark on your journey, howl at me!!"

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