In what may be the textbook definition of jumping the gun, a St Louis newspaper accidentally published several pieces which anointed the Blues Stanley Cup champions.
For terrified Blues fans potentially on the verge of something special for the first time in their lives, each page here stings worse than the last.
Nothing to see here! Nothing at all!
I'm sure that these were meant to be put on hold and then published if/when the Blues actually close out the series against the Bruins, but it's a pretty tough look nonetheless.
The Blues will have the opportunity to close out the Stanley Cup Finals Sunday night at 8:00 pm EST, as they go into Game 6 with a 3-2 lead and a chance to clinch on their home ice.
Who else can’t sleep?— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 9, 2019
It's easy to see why St Louis is so anxious for the Blues to take home a championship, however. The team has existed since 1967, but has yet to win a Stanley Cup Finals in their 52 year history.
A title would certainly mean a lot to a city that holds on tight to their beloved hockey team. Let's hope that this newspaper did not anger the hockey gods. It was an accident, we swear!