Sound Off: Top Moments from 2010-11
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Since the 2010-11 season wrapped, we've taken a close look at the season that was by breaking down our choice for MVP as well as our selection for most surprising player. Quickly we are approaching the free agent window which will effectively shift all attention into the 2011-12 season. Before we officially turn the page and look straight ahead, now is the time for you to sound off and tell us what your favorite moments of 2010-11 were.
The pain of missing the playoffs is fading and hope and optimism are returning as we gaze ahead at the 2011-12 campaign. However, let's not be too quick to dismiss the season that was. Sure, there were plenty of disappointments and plenty of brutal injuries at key moments, but 2010-11 had its fair share of exhilarating goals and lasting images.
The point of this article is not only to reminisce a bit now that the summer hockey-free months are about to be in full swing, but to see how Blues fans from around the globe remember the 2010-11 installment of St. Louis hockey.
Leave a comment with your absolute favorite moments from last season, whether it was on or off the ice, just make sure it relates to your St. Louis Blues.
My best moment(s) from 2010-11? Two specific games. The first being opening night against the Philadelphia Flyers where I was fortunate enough to attend. This was the first time I'd attended an opening night for the Blues and it'll be tough to keep me away from future opening nights now that I've had the chance to experience one. The buzz of hockey returning after a long layoff and the optimism that surrounds game one of an 82-game slate is something truly special to take in from within the Scottrade.
The second comes from roughly 2/3 through the year when it was becoming pretty evident that the Blues would not be playoff bound. Facing Edmonton, I sat right up next to the glass - a seat that everyone should try to sit in at least once to truly appreciate the speed and intensity that is the game of hockey. We'd have a lot more hockey fans in this country if everyone had the chance of sitting in those seats just once.
Now it's your turn. Share your favorite memories from last season. Tell us a funny story, a time you jumped off the couch, or anything that brings a smile to your face when you think back to it.