5 Reasons To Hate The St Louis Blues

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We posted this last spring, but I thought with the game tonight it would be a good time to revisit this and maybe someone else has something to add to the list!

Photoshop by Joe Kremel of BlackhawkUp.com

Blackhawks Vs Blues: Rivalry night with actual rivals! Time to poke the bear! Photoshop by Joe Kremel of BlackhawkUp.com


It’s the NHL’s Wednesday RIVARLY NIGHT!  The night where most teams that have no beef with each other get matched up for an over hyped game!  The NHL finally got a Hawks rivalry game with an actual rival!  While I’m not sold on the NHL’s spin on their rivalry nights, I do get excited for any time the Hawks play the Blues.  In my excitement, I decided to try my hand at fanning the flames of rivalry with these five reasons to hate St Louis.

5) David Backes – He plays the game hard, and he doesn’t take nights off.  I get why he’s the captain of the team; he is a solid player.  But let’s be honest, he’s no Jonathan Toews no matter how many Blues fans claim otherwise.  The guy is a one man wrecking crew, which I guess the people in St Louis love, or maybe it was his puppy kissing that won them over… either way he lacks the true skill to be compared to the other great captains that play the game.  If he stopped trying to smash everything that moves, he may be able to produce a few more points over the course of the season.  Now, Backes isn’t all bad if you’re American, and your team doesn’t have any Canadian stars.  But of course the Hawks do, and that’s going to invite trouble.  David Backes is well known for his attempts to sabotage the Canadian Olympic team by trying to take out Jonathan Toews, Joe Thornton, Corey Perry, and Rick Nash right before the Vancouver Olympics.  One may surmise that he may have another go at the talented Canadians again with Sochi just around the corner.  His attempts to destroy the more talented players is a good enough reason to dislike the guy on the ice, even if he is awesome off the ice.

4) The Pizza – Yes, this topic is the easy one to complain about.  St Louis’ need to punish the good folks from Chicago with their terrible pizza is uncalled for, especially when their only crime is wanting to watch a game in St Louis.  When you get to indulge in the amazing variety of food, and specifically pizza, that Chicago has to offer, you do get a bit spoiled.  After a few visits to St Louis, I learned to stop giving their pizza a chance and just go eat anywhere over at the hill for some decent Italian.  To be fair, you can find some mom and pop shops that serve up some good BBQ, but I have yet to find a pizza place that didn’t leave me disappointed.  If you are driving out to St Louis for a Hawks game or a Cubs game, I would recommend doing some research before heading out for food.  Of course, the pizza might be revenge for the whole reverse flow of the Chicago River.  For those of you that don’t know, Chicago reversed the flow of the river so the sewage wouldn’t flow into Lake Michigan.  It got sent down towards St Louis which might help explain a lot of the anger issues between the cities.

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  • Kevin Ryan

    I see where you’re going with #5 and #1. However…

    #4 – Pizza? I thought this article was about hockey. No idea where pizza comes in. Who cares.
    #3 – Cup Envy. So you hate the Blues because you have 2 recent Stanley Cups and they have none? That’s a reason for St. Louis fans to hate the Hawks. You have it backwards.
    #2 – Ryan Reaves/Barret Jackman – Two physical players with completely different roles. Don’t know why they are grouped together other than you thought of a few isolated incidents of them playing physical hockey. Neither is an offensive threat. Don’t see many Hawks fans hating these two.

    • JMK-Hawks13

      This was meant to be a little silly to poke fun at the nhls “rivalry” night. Half the time the teams facing have no quarrels, so I was playing off that joke. Clearly the pizza was meant to be light hearted, and you can hate them for making going to a game impossible to enjoy. You missed the point entirely on the cup envy. It was basically describing why blues fans are such an angry bunch, all the while purposely downplaying hawks fans over eagerness to flaunt it success. It was hating them for reacting to Chicago’s success in angry posts and trash talk at games. Both reeves and jackman fall into the same category because they are both hated in Chicago. I was going to add lapierre into the mix but, he’s too new, though the hawks have history with him as well.

      • ZeroFade

        “It was hating them for reacting to Chicago’s success in angry posts and trash talk at games.”

        You got all wound up because the internet people made fun of your team? You wanna go make fun of their pizza? Want some ice cream after?

        In actual hockey news; Backes scored and the Blues won after Steen’s great slap shot with 22 seconds remaining.

        • JMK-Hawks13

          Your reading comprehension is poor. The whole point of this post was to poke fun of the nhls rivalry night.

  • Lauryn

    I have to admit, I’m a Blues fan, and I was laughing…until the third one. That one was WAY off. Have you ever thought of stepping in a Blues fan’s shoes? We don’t envy Chicago for having championships, because St. Louis has the Cardinals, who have the most World Series wins in the National League. You say that people should hate the Blues because fans their fans are thirsty for the Stanley Cup. What’s the logic in that? ALL fans of every single NHL team want to see their team win the Stanley Cup. It isn’t just the Blues. But do we want it a bunch? How do you think we fill up Scottrade every night? Isn’t it loyalty by showing off your pride in your team when you trash talk your rival? Come on, Blackhawks fans aren’t perfect, they trash talk the Blues all the time. You say we’re the ones that get upset and mad, but really, it’s articles like this that make St. Louis fans hate Chicago. I know you meant this article as a joke, a poke at fun, but what’s funny to a Blackhawks fan may be hurtful to a Blues fan. We don’t envy you (you wish we did). What’s the Blues’ 3-0 record against the Blackhawks this season say about envy? Really, Blackhawks fans should be jealous and scared because the Blues aren’t going to stop at round one this year. Or round two. Or even round three. They’re going all the way. I believe that with all of my heart, and even if they don’t win it, I’m proud of them. They’ve had so many dramatic things happen the past few months and to be where they are now is special. Being a Blues fan isn’t easy, but when the wait is finally over, it will taste even sweeter after all these years.

  • Lauryn

    Also, it’s Reaves. Not Reeves. At least have the decency to spell the goon’s name right. And trust me…we have goons because places like Chicago have softies. Do you really think that Jonathan Toews would stand a chance against someone like Roman Polak or Vladi Sobotka? Uhm, no.