A column about the St. Louis Blues winning the Stanley Cup.
|When I did my first Stanley Cup preview two months ago, the thought of the St. Louis Blues winning the title didn't enter my mind.
In fact, I didn't think the Blues were going to get passed the second round.
Even when St. Louis made it to the finals, I really thought the Boston Bruins were going to win their second Stanley Cup in eight years.
St. Louis, however, had two players who helped the team win the title.
Ryan O'Reilly and Jordan Binnington.
O'Reilly really shined in the playoffs. He scored the first goal of last night's game that helped his team to a 4-1 win over Boston.
O'Reilly ended up getting the Conn Smyth Trophy for being the most valuable player in the playoffs.
Another Blue's player was a good candidate for the Conn Smyth.
Goalie, Jordan Binnington, was fantastic in net and not just in the playoffs.
Binnington was terrific all year.
Last night, Binnington played his best game of the year, stopping everything in sight.
Oh, by the way, Binnington is a rookie.
No, I didn't think that the Blues were going to win the cup, but then again, I didn't think the Tampa Bay Lightning was going to eliminated in first round.