The St. Louis Blues was founded in 1967 when the National Hockey League expanded from six national teams to 12. The city’s team was originally coached by Lynn Pattrick, who resigned after losing 13 games. The assistant coach, Scotty Bowman, took over the head coach position and went on to lead the team to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first three seasons. Due to their success, the St. Louis Blues stadium became known as the loudest stadium in NHL history.
Over the years, the team has many highs and lows. There were times that it looked like the team’s demise was imminent; however, someone would come along and pick up the team and begin a new. Since 1968, there has been a total of 30 coaches. Some were great, some were not.
Although the team has never won the Stanley Cup, they have made it to the finals three times. These were all during their first three years (1968, 1969, 1970). The team made it to the conference finals six times- 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1986 and 2001. The St. Louis Blues were the division champions 9 times since its founding- 1969, 1970, 1977, 1981, 1985, 1987, 2000, 2012 and 2015. Finally, the team has had 39 playoff appearances. As you can see, the team has been strong and has been successful almost every year since its inception.
St. Louis is known for its love of sports and it can be witnessed at one of their beloved ice hockey games. When visiting this stadium, you will get enraptured in the excitement and love of the sport. They don’t call this stadium the loudest in the National Hockey League for nothing! Fans of the sport truly love their players and root for them enthusiastically at every game.