‘It was a daring transfer. … We form of went all-in’ – [Update News]

MINNEAPOLIS — David Perron had a towel draped over his shoulder, and Marco Scandella carried a cooler. All of them wore shorts and sandals, and a few even had their shirts unbuttoned.

The temperature was minus-6 levels at puck drop for Saturday’s Winter Traditional, which made the video of the Blues getting onto and off of the bus to Goal Discipline in seaside apparel the largest plus of the day.

It wasn’t the rationale they put up a half-dozen targets in a 6-4 win over the Minnesota Wild, however the mindset would possibly’ve made a distinction.

“Everybody was simply speaking about how chilly it was and us form of being like, ‘We don’t care; we’ll be high-quality,’” Blues captain Ryan O’Reilly stated.

So, when was the plan to interrupt from conventional apparel hatched, and who got here up with the thought to put on the threads you’d anticipate to see in Hilton Head, S.C.?

“It was form of final minute, after all,” O’Reilly stated. “We don’t plan that far forward. We had been form of panicking a number of days earlier than, (so far as) what we had been going to do. We had been form of simply throwing stuff in our group (textual content) chat.”

The gamers considered a number of choices and ultimately narrowed it all the way down to seaside garments or lumberjack outfits. They took a vote, marking their solutions on a board in St. Louis, and the winner was the beachwear.