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Who will be the Blues' newest and best rival at the end of the season?
Colorado Avalanche 40%  40%  [ 4 ]
Dallas Stars 10%  10%  [ 1 ]
Minnesota Wild 50%  50%  [ 5 ]
Winnipeg Jets 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:36 pm 
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On this episode, we will tell you about two Blues receiving new contracts. We’ll also discuss the Red Wings retiring the #5 and mention the few re-signings of the week. We’ll also tell you about the VP of ESPN who told us why they don’t cover hockey. We’ll get to your feedback and more on this episode of Lets Go Blues Radio.

http://www.letsgoblues.com/radio/19-pod ... -hate-espn

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I voted Minnesota but honestly I'm excited to have all of these teams in the division with us now, especially the Jets.

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Going with Colorado. I can't really explain why, I'm just going with Colorado.

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glen a richter wrote:
Going with Colorado. I can't really explain why, I'm just going with Colorado.

I went with Colorado too.
(1) They're loaded with top young talent and high picks. MacKinnon, Duschene, Landeskog, Stastny, O'Reilly, and Paranteau. (Does EJ count?) Our talent is going to peak around the same time.
(2) We were always jealous the Aves were perceived as the Wings' biggest rival.

Dallas and Minnesota should be their own rivals, obviously. So, I can't see the Blues replacing either team in that pairing.
The Jets just don't project as a playoff team.

Also, thanks for the shout-out on your show! :bluecool: :letsgoblues: And to confirm, we are good webernetz friends

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I picked Minnesota, but honestly, it's a great question because it's such a toss up. Especially with the division playoff format coming back, we'll see some of these teams multiple times in the playoffs down the road.

The reason I went with Minnesota is that we've seemed to play them pretty tightly in recent years and most of the games tend to be low scoring and physical. Always seems that type of play breeds the more intense rivalries, plus they're set up for a run just like we are.

That said, I'm excited that the Jets are in our division. Great fans up there and those games will be easy to get hyped up for. Much better than watching games against the Jackets and Wings with a bunch of empty seats in the lower bowl. Though I guess the Stars will be taking that role in the division moving forward.

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I'm going to get in on this 'Would You Rather' thing if you don't mind.

Would you rather:

A) Have the Blues always stay in St. Louis but never win the Stanley Cup in your lifetime

or

B) Have the Blues move away from St. Lou and get completely re-branded (I.E. New name, colors, everything different but the team history--like the Thrashers to Winnipeg).

Edit: Just finished last week's episode. Ponder, glad you liked my movie, 'Waiting.' :mrgreen:

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dmiles2186 wrote:
I'm going to get in on this 'Would You Rather' thing if you don't mind.

Would you rather:

A) Have the Blues always stay in St. Louis but never win the Stanley Cup in your lifetime

or

B) Have the Blues move away from St. Lou and get completely re-branded (I.E. New name, colors, everything different but the team history--like the Thrashers to Winnipeg).

Edit: Just finished last week's episode. Ponder, glad you liked my movie, 'Waiting.' :mrgreen:


Easy choice for me. I don't have a geographical attachment to the Blues and I want to see them win the Cup so badly I don't give a flying crap if they call Sydney freaking Australia home for that to happen. However, I would feel bad for all of you guys who'd be losing a hometown team.

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glen a richter wrote:
dmiles2186 wrote:
I'm going to get in on this 'Would You Rather' thing if you don't mind.

Would you rather:

A) Have the Blues always stay in St. Louis but never win the Stanley Cup in your lifetime

or

B) Have the Blues move away from St. Lou and get completely re-branded (I.E. New name, colors, everything different but the team history--like the Thrashers to Winnipeg).

Edit: Just finished last week's episode. Ponder, glad you liked my movie, 'Waiting.' :mrgreen:


Easy choice for me. I don't have a geographical attachment to the Blues and I want to see them win the Cup so badly I don't give a flying crap if they call Sydney freaking Australia home for that to happen. However, I would feel bad for all of you guys who'd be losing a hometown team.


I get that you don't have a geographical attachment and you don't care where they would end up, but the reason I included the part about the rebranding is because you wouldn't be cheering for the St. Louis Blues anymore. They could be the Seattle Pilots or the Tacoma Tulips or the Quebec Nordiques pt deux or the Saskatoon Something or Others. But they aren't the Blues, they have a completely new identity. No Blue note, no blue and yellow, only the team history and a footnote in the history of the NHL. The Thrashers are already a distant memory. And in that same scenario, there is no guarantee they win the cup. They may, they may not. That may not change your answer, but thought I'd throw that all of that in there.

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Here's a would you rather...

Would you rather

...have the Blues lose in the second round of the playoffs to some random team...

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...lose in triple overtime in game 7 of the Stanley cup finals... to the Detroit Red Wings...

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kodos wrote:
Here's a would you rather...

Would you rather

...have the Blues lose in the second round of the playoffs to some random team...

-or-

...lose in triple overtime in game 7 of the Stanley cup finals... to the Detroit Red Wings...


Option A for sure. I have gotten used to that scenario as a Blues fan. It wouldn't particularly crush me as bad as Option B would. I would have that terrible memory stuck in my head for the rest of my life. At least with Option A I could just file it away as "another typical Blues season" when I look back on it.

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Yes, option A for sure. Option B would be soul crushing.

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Maybe it's too easy...

How about...

Next year, would you rather...

The Blues lose 4-1 in an unremarkable first round series at the hands of the the Minnesota Wild...

-or-

Lose in triple overtime of game 7 in the cup finals to the wings...

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kodos wrote:
Maybe it's too easy...

How about...

Next year, would you rather...

The Blues lose 4-1 in an unremarkable first round series at the hands of the the Minnesota Wild...

-or-

Lose in triple overtime of game 7 in the cup finals to the wings...


Again, option A. I'm more used to it. I would have a heart attack after the SCF ended.

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Now that I think about it, I don't think I can think of a worse situation than losing in overtime in game 7 of the SCF to the Red Wings. I think I would rather see just about anything else happen in sports than have to witness that.

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