Bobby Plager is considered a hockey legend. Back in the ’70s, he played 11 seasons with the St. Louis Blues hockey team.
He helped take the team to the Stanley Cup Finals three seasons in a row.
For 10 seasons, Bobby and his beloved brother, Barclay Plager, both played for the Blues at the same time. Their lives were centered around the team and their desire to take home the coveted Stanley Cup.
The Blues appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals four times, finally winning in 2019. The famed championship trophy was placed in the hands of the players and staff for the duration of the summer.
As Wikipedia reports:
“[The Stanley Cup] is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise. …
“The Stanley Cup did a second tour in Afghanistan as part of a ‘Team Canada visit’ in March 2008. In the spring of 2010 the Stanley Cup made its fourth trip to Afghanistan, accompanied by ex-players.
“On June 27, 2010, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel paid tribute to his friend, former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke and Burke’s late son, Brendan, by accompanying the Cup to the 2010 Chicago Gay Pride Parade.
“In 2018, the Cup was used to improve the spirits of those who were affected by either of two significantly tragic events which claimed the lives of multiple individuals, the Humboldt Broncos’ bus crash on April 6, and the Capital Gazette shooting on June 28.”
Bobby’s brother Barclay died in 1988 from brain cancer, so he never got to see his cherished Blues win the Finals.
But as you’re about to see, Bobby recently visited Barclay’s grave — and he brought something he knew would bring peace to his brother’s final resting place.
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