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When All Was Said & Done

[Ryan Moore Photo]

Put the team on his back. He obviously believed we could do it. We all believed we could do it. He led the way.

– Blues center Brayden Schenn, talking about Stanley Cup MVP Ryan O’Reilly

Robert Bortuzzo [Sharon Huber Photo]

We did it, we did it! I mean, there’s nothing else. We put everything on the line from Jan. 3 on and we deserve this. What a way to finish it.

– Blues forward Pat Maroon

Sammy Blais [Sharon Huber Photo]

We knew it was there, we knew we had the pieces, but it was so educational for myself to see how tough it is and how hard you have to work and how even-keel you have to be to keep coming every day and just keep punching at it. It was always there that we can do it, but to actually do it, it’s exhausting. I’m exhausted.

– Blues forward Ryan O’Reilly

Bobby Plager [Erin Wheeler Boyle photo]

It doesn’t feel real. It’s absolutely incredible. I can’t even explain. It feels like a video game we’re in. It’s what you dream of as a kid, posing with the Stanley Cup, getting to lift it.

– Blues center Brayden Schenn

Ivan Barbashev [Chris Gianino/Simple Moves photo]

This team created one of those major St. Louis pieces of history by winning the Stanley Cup. It is something that St. Louisans will talk about for generations ….

– Nicholas Hoffman, managing director of education/visitor experience for the Missouri History Museum

Brayden Schenn [Chris Gianino/Simple Moves photo]

They were the worst team in January. They got it going and clicked. They played hard. Every guy did his job and they had really good goaltending.

– Luke Kunin, former AAA Blues/current Minnesota Wild player

Jordan Binnington [Erin Wheeler Boyle photo]

I think this will do nothing but grow hockey in St. Louis. There’s always an upswing in kids taking up the sport when the Blues do well. Can you imagine the explosion now that the Blues have won the Stanley Cup? Hockey in St. Louis will only get bigger and better.

– Rick Zombo, Chicago native/former Blue 1991-1995/Marquette High coach/current Lindenwood coach

Brett Hull [Erin Wheeler Boyle photo]

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