Immortality or Anonymity – It’s a Choice

The St. Louis Blues erect a new street sign outside the Scottrade Center

The St. Louis Blues are at a crossroads, a point in time in which a choice must be made, the fence in which to stand on is unavailable. The Blues find themselves in the driver’s seat and a decision lies before them in the form of a simple street sign post. Marked with two arrows, one pointing right, reading, Hockey Immortality and another arrow pointing left for Easy Street.

If the Saint Louis Blues make the correct turn, they will be on a collision course with destiny, heading down the long arduous road that only a scant few have ever traversed… the road that leads to St. Louis Nobility, and ultimately, Hockey Immortality. If they choose this thoroughfare, it will be at an enormous cost. The whole band of Blues brothers will ultimately be asked, to pour out their very life force onto the hallowed chalice known as Lord Stanley’s Cup.

If they choose Easy Street, the heavily traveled road, the road leading to anonymity, this choice will come at a greatly reduced price. It could even be considered free, minus the greens fee and cart rental.  Of course, discounting the penalty paid down the road when you are old and gray and left alone to live out your life with your cold tormented memories. When you glance in the mirror of your mind and go back in time to remember that choice you made, the choice the team made, to sacrifice or to live a life of ease.

Well, really, the more I think about, it’s just Game 6, LET’S GO BLUES!

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Lumpy Rutherford
Lumpy Rutherford is the head writer for the Toast Dispatch. His favorite topics are St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Jeremy Rutherford and former Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak.