The St. Louis Blues are bringing their own crowd to Boston for the Stanley Cup Final.
Literally. The Blues sent out a memo to all full-time employees in the organization on Thursday and shared the gist of the message on Twitter Monday: “Memo to all full-time staff: You’re going to Boston for the #StanleyCup Final. #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue”
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) May 27, 2019
It’s a great gesture on the part of the Blues, who have seen many lean years since their last trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 1970. And expectations weren’t very good just a few months ago, when the Blues were 300-1 longshots in some sportsbooks to win the Stanley Cup.
“Creating a successful team on and off the ice is a monumental task,” Blues President and CEO Chris Zimmerman said (via NHL.com). “We ask a lot of our staff to deliver the best possible experience in every part of our business. Our decision to bring both our core business team and the player’s wives recognizes both the sacrifices and commitment we ask of our entire Blues family to reach the Stanley Cup Final.”
The team has chartered flights to Boston for Game 1 Monday night (8 p.m. ET, NBC) and Game 3. Employees seemed rather enthused on Monday’s flight.
Jen Lohrman, who has been with the organization since 2007 and is in group sales, echoed the sentiments of many employees.
“I’m so thankful from the bottom of my heart that they’re bringing us to Boston for the Stanley Cup Final,” Lohrman said. “The last few months of awesome memories — big wins, late-night games, high-fiving and hugging strangers, bonding with my amazing co-workers — it’s been incredible.”