Blues chairman apologizes to fans for early playoff exit

BY foxsports • May 6, 2014

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 "€œfell 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.