Colorado Avalanche Fan Guide to Cheering the St. Louis Blues


Ok, we don’t like the St. Louis Blues. The Colorado Avalanche had such difficulty beating them last year, and this season was only marginally better. Witness:

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We, the Avs Nation, need the St. Louis Blues to do our dirty work, though. We need the St. Louis Blues to exit the Minnesota Wild first round. If they could do so in a very embarrassing manner — such as by sweeping them and/or blowing them out — all the better.

So, since we don’t have the Colorado Avalanche to root for, let’s cheer for whomever is playing the Wild — in this case the Blues.

David Backes Chant

Remember last season when Blues captain David Backes mistook then-rookie Nathan MacKinnon for a prize steer at the rodeo and attempted to hogtie him? Never mind that. Instead focus on his charitable works. The man is actually very active in supporting animal charities. Not only did he save those Sochi dogs last Olympics, but he actually has birthed kittens in his basement — that’s dedication.

So, try a chant that goes something like this: “Backes – Save Sochi dogs, not Wild players.”

That’s not very catchy, but it’ll do in a pinch. Considering Backes tried to hogtie center Matt Duchene this year:

Dec 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) and St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) exchange words during the second period at Pepsi Center. The Avalanche won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Well, he’s lucky he saves kittens.

TJ Oshie Love

To be clear, I don’t love TJ Oshie. He’s weird. And he has a terrible habit of padding his point totals on the Colorado Avalanche — only four goals, but a ridiculous 15 assists over the span of his career.

That said, if you’re having trouble mustering up TJ Oshie love, remember what he did to the Russians at the Olympics:

Unless you’re Russian — in that case, carry on.

Let’s try this on for size: “Go, Oshie, go! Make like an Olympian!”

Meh. Let’s move on to Paul Stastny.

Bury the Hatchet with Paul Stastny

You may not have a hatchet with Paul Stastny. I do — I don’t like how he left Colorado. However, he scored an own-goal for the Avs this season, so let’s let bygones be bygones.

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If you’re a Stazz fan, just go with what comes naturally. Otherwise, remember that Stastny has owned the Minnesota Wild before, including in the playoffs. Indeed, last season he scored five goals against the Minnesota Wild, including both the game-tying and game-winning goal in Game 1. Let’s remember that game-winner:

So, we could try, “Stazz, do your Minnesota thang!”

Chirping the Wild

Ok, I’m better at taunts than chants. Let’s try a little Minny hate — it’s oh-so-easy:

“Yo, Dub, meet TJ Oshie with a side of Stazz!”

“Going Backes on Erik Haula!”

“Hey, Minny, that thing the Blues just did? It’s called scoring goals!”

“Yo, Minny, those fluttering things in the rafters are division and conference banners!”

Ok, thin ice there. (Pun intended!) We might just want to stick with a simple, “Go Blues! Beat the Wild!”

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