Thoughts for all to ponder while I wonder how bonkers St. Louis will be Saturday night with the Blues hosting Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final and the Cardinals hosting the North Siders…

• I did not bless this space last week, much to the chagrin of an excellent local coach, who gave me some friendly grief! I decided not to in part because I did not want to have to finish up a column if the Blues lost Game 6 last Tuesday night at home.

I understand why many of the experts had the Bruins winning coming in to this series, but I predicted Blues in six, and while I would LOVE to be in attendance for a possible Game 6, the prices are a bit out of my range.

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