Louis Blues on October 12, in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Bruins in a shootout.
What have you been doing to pass the time since the shutdowns took place? Just trying to find some positives in it. What have you learned about family and yourself in this situation? We were taught at a young age by my mom to do what you have to do. Live within those constraints. This gives us the opportunity to teach our kids more about how our responsibility impacts the lives of others and that we have to do our part.
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Many honorees react spontaneously, in the moment. As a young broadcaster, Chris knew when his efforts had fallen flat or needed more polish. For pointers and inspiration, he listened over and over to a tape given to him by his father, Lou: a collection of Blues highlights through the years. The gesture also harkened to a turning point in his career. Instead, Coyotes lead announcer Curt Keilback turned the play-by-play over to Chris for the second period. He used the tape of that period when he applied for the Blues job. And every playoff season, Chris wrestled with the inherent unfairness of the TV networks usurping coverage in the second round, leaving local broadcasters out in the cold. Chris was ready in , when the Blues advanced to the Western Conference Final. Because they lost to San Jose, though, he never got the chance to broach the subject. So, on the night in May when the Blues defeated the Sharks to advance to the Stanley Cup Final, he pounced, asking John to take over play-by-play for the second period of each game of the coming series.
Louis Blues on October 12, in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Bruins in a shootout. The hockey world just recently lost the best known American voice in the game when Doc Emerick retired. The St.