The St. Louis Blues are celebrating an anniversary this year just not with any silverware as the franchise’s Stanley Cup drought reaches 51 years with their loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. It’s truly a tradition unlike any other.
The Blues will get their Cup eventually and based on this past season, it’s easy to say they’re closer than the Chicago Blackhawks to doing so.
We’ll refrain from gloating about the Blackhawks’ six Stanley Cup titles, including three since 2010, since Chicago missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
But that doesn’t mean that we can’t do something like look back at one of the top song’s from 1967.
Dating back to the original expansion year of the NHL there are currently 12 active teams that have not hoisted a Stanley Cup since their inception. The longest being St. Louis, who are tied with the Toronto Maple Leafs for the longest drought at 51 years. The Leafs, however, made the playoffs and have a chance to end their misery.
S/O to McCovey Chronicles for inspiring this post.