Reliving the days of Blues past can always be fun, well if you’re not talking about ghosts of playoff’s past. But nothing beats sitting amongst a group of friends and trying to come up with the best #ObscureFormerBlues.
For those not too familiar, the hashtag speaks for itself. The object is to try and think of the most obscure player of Blues lore and giggle uncontrollably when you hear a name and think of how in the hell did he ever don a jersey.
No clue how this originated, but I was instantly hooked reading the tweets from my friends over at St. Louis Game Time with the hashtag along with my friend @projoeiii having his annual #ObscureFormerBlues countdown until the start of hockey season. Special hat tip to @tintedvisor89 for a few great names to add to the roster.
In the next few months, you are going to read a shit load of articles of whom some would like to see in the Alumni game on December 31st. Figured I’d echo the sentiment but bring back a twitter fan favorite. Today my friends, I present to you Roo Court’s own #ObscureFormerBlues Alumni roster. The only limitations used was a minimum of three games played and had I only went back to the 1990 season.
Vitali Karamnov Vitali Prokhorov Kevin Miehm
David Mackey Jim Montgomery Robert Pearson
Sergei Varlamov Joakim Lindstrom Alexander Vasilevskii
Steve McLaren Stefan Della Rovere Jeff Herrema
Simon Gamache Mike Glumac Jeff Hoggan
Dominic Lavoie Terry Hollinger
Robert Robinson Libor Zabransky
Randy Skarda Vladimir Chebaturkin
Jeff Batters Steve Poapst
Trust me, I would’ve added a second team if I had the time. There are some terrific names that didn’t make the list and look forward to seeing some of the omissions. I would love to hear some of your nominations for the #ObscureFormerBlues alumni squad. Please add your own in the comment section and hope you had as much fun trying to remember some of these players as I did researching them.