Blues chairman apologizes to fans for early playoff exit
MAY 06, 2014 5:00a ET
This was supposed to be the year the St. Louis Blues finally hoisted the Stanley Cup.
The Blues won a franchise-record 52 games this season, went all in at the trade deadline by acquiring Ryan Miller and Steve Ott, and even took a 2-0 series lead against the Chicago Blackhawks in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. But in an all-too-familiar fashion, the Blues dropped four in a row to the defending champs, and their season came to a surprising and sudden end.
The Blues "fell short of expectations," according to team chairman Tom Stillman, and for that, he took out a full-page ad in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to apologize to the fans.