St. LOUIS -- Most of the Blues probably owe some portion of their success to parents who took them to countless practices and games as they climbed the ranks of youth hockey.
This weekend, in a longtime hockey tradition, the franchise will be returning the favor by taking 17 proud fathers with the team to its games in Carolina and Washington. They watched Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over Nashville from a suite at Scottrade Center, and Ryan Reaves said his dad, Willard, a former NFL player, reacted like any father would when his son scored the go-ahead goal.