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Breaking Angles: Play Gloria

After 52 long years, the St. Louis Blues have finally won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

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Breaking Angles: Play Gloria

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The St. Louis Blues have won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history and the city loves it.

After 52 long years, the St. Louis Blues have finally won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Blues dispatched the Boston Bruins in seven games, winning game seven 4-1. Ryan O’Reilly took home the Conn Smythe trophy as the MVP of the playoffs with 8 goals, 15 assists and 23 points, an award that could have easily been given to any number of Blues players; primarily Jordan Binnington who posted a 16-10 playoff record with a .914 save percentage and a 2.46 GAA.

I could go on and on talking about how this team went from worst to first in the course of one season, how Binny came out of nowhere to give this team a stable presence in net for (hopefully) many years to come, and I could even talk about how amazing the new tradition of playing “Gloria” by Laura Branigan after every home win, but I think for now I’ll let the players take it away.

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Whatever your feelings are on the Blues or St. Louis, we all need to admit that this story is the kind of amazing sports story we crave every season. This team has made sure that they will forever be legends in St. Louis for the rest of civilized existence and are probably gonna be loaded down with free Budweiser for as long as they’re alive.

On a quick personal note, I love this franchise. They were extremely important to me after I came out and started my transition. To see this moment for them, I cried real tears on multiple occasions last night. Most notably while watching hometown boy Pat Maroon hoist cup. So Blues fans, high five your neighbors, wave your flags, buy your officially licensed Stanley Cup Champs merch and most importantly, PLAY GLORIA!

Violet is a scenic designer/professor living in Brooklyn. She grew up in Texas but was embraced by Michigan and now lives in New York City. She primarily loves baseball and hockey and dabbles in football as well. She roots for a lot of teams because she's moved a lot and thinks that liking multiple teams and bandwagoning are good and she will die on that hill. You'll mostly hear her talk about the Phillies, Tigers, E-A-G-L-E-S, Red Wings and Blues(I miss you David Backes). Don't get too attached to those teams though, she is really terrible at committing. Oh, and she's a proud trans woman but don't make a big deal out of it ok?

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