The NHL pause has made us all dream of the day hockey returns and we can finish the 2019-20 season.
That rings true for players as well, and there’s a strong feeling among teams that owned Stanley Cup dreams before everything shut down.
The defending champion Blues are reside atop the Western Conference and showed no signs of a Cup hangover through 71 games. Nearly three weeks since the NHL suspended the season, a potential repeat isn’t sitting heavily on the mind of their team captain.
“I don’t think any of us are thinking about [playoffs], we’re more just worried about taking care of ourselves and our loved ones,” Alex Pietrangelo said during a Tuesday video conference with reporters.