Checking In On The NHL’s ’67 Expansion Teams

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St. Louis Blues

Nov 12, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues defenseman Roman Polak (46) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the third period at the Scottrade Center. The Coyotes defeated the Blues 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Overall Record: 1,544-1,429-432-101

Stanley Cup Titles: 0

Playoff Appearances: 36

Playoffs Record: 141-162

Playoff Series Record:  24-36

The Blues have very much been left on the outside looking in when it comes to this group of teams. They are the only team that came into league that year that has yet to hoist the Stanley Cup. They have had their chances but have come up short and lost three times in the Stanley Cup Final.

Overall, the Blues have been a fairly consistent team and have only missed the playoffs ten times over their 46 years of existence, sure 17 of their appearances in the playoffs ended in first round exits. But putting together that many successful seasons has to be something to be proud of. They actually had a playoffs appearance streak going that was snapped at 25 straight seasons in ’04.

The Blues golden years have to be when Brett Hull called St. Louis home. As a member of the Blues Hull earned the Hart Memorial Trophy in ’91 after scoring 86 goals that season. St. Louis has been a stop in other superstars careers like Adam Oats, Brendan Shanahan, Al MacInnis and the Great one himself.

This season is no different for the Blues, who are right in the mix for the top spot in the Central Division and top spot in the Western Conference.