It hasn't always been easy watching the St. Louis Blues' fortunes ebb and flow over the past few years, but patience and faith in a Stanley Cup-endowed future are part of every genuine Blues fan's DNA. Last year was virtually a repeat of '09s slow-starting, late-season-storming pattern, yet the squad continues to improve and acquire exciting talent — e.g., the recent trade with Montreal for goalie Jaroslav Halak. The 2010-2011 season is very young still; look for deep potential. Today's afternoon contest at 1 p.m. at the Scottrade Center (1401 Clark Avenue; 314-622-5435 or www.scottradecenter.com) against the Anaheim Ducks is the Blues' second regular-season game of the new schedule on home ice. Tickets run from $24.50 to $212.95.
Mon., Oct. 11, 2010