Preview of 2016 St. Louis Blues Qualifying Tournament

2016 St. Louis Blues Qualifying Tournament

2016 St. Louis Blues Qualifying Tournament

Here is a little description of each team in the tourney:

  1. ’99-’00 St. Louis Blues (51-19-11-1, 114 points (1st in Central), Lost in Conference Quarterfinal, 1.08 SRS)
  2. ’80-’81 St. Louis Blues (45-18-17, 107 points (1st in Smythe), Lost in Conference Quarterfinal, 0.84 SRS)
  3. ’94-’95 St. Louis Blues (28-15-5, 61 points (2nd in Central), Lost in Conference Quarterfinal, 0.84 SRS)
  4. ’13-’14 St. Louis Blues (52-23-7, 111 points (2nd in Central), Lost in First Round, 0.71 SRS)
  5. ’90-’91 St. Louis Blues (47-22-11, 105 points (2nd in Norris), Lost in Division Final, 0.70 SRS)
  6. ’00-’01 St. Louis Blues (43-22-12-5, 103 points (2nd in Central), Lost in Conference Final, 0.57 SRS)
  7. ’97-’98 St. Louis Blues (45-29-8, 98 points (3rd in Central), Lost in Conference Semifinal, 0.63 SRS)
  8. ’14-’15 St. Louis Blues (51-24-7, 109 points (1st in Central), Lost in First Round, 0.59 SRS)

The ’99-’00 St. Louis Blues were the 21st seed in the inaugural Ultimate NHL Playoff. They swept the 44th-seeded ’74-’75 Kansas City Scouts in the First Round and then took a 3-2 series lead in the Second Round over the 12th-seeded ’95-’96 Colorado Avalanche. However, the Blues would eventually lose Game 6 and then Game 7 to end their tournament. Then, in the Second Annual UNP, it was the ’69-’70 St. Louis Blues who represented the franchise, but were only able to match the ’99-’00 Blues’ performance by reaching the Second Round before being eliminated.

Players to Watch:

  • D – Al MacInnis – We all remember him for having that booming slap shot from the point, but he was just one of some big shots for the Blues in the ’90s and early 2000s.
  • D – Chris Pronger – Yeah, him and MacInnis on the same team. Yikes, look out goalies.
  • RW – Brett Hull – He only makes one appearance in this tournament with the 7th-seeded ’94-’95 Blues, but how could I not include one of the greatest goalscorers of all-time.

The tournament results will be posted on the next weekday at 1 pm EST!

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