The St. Louis Blues want to take a page out of the Cubs' book.
In the hockey world, the Blues aren't quite at the "Lovable Loser" level of the Cubs, but they have felt like the Cubs of hockey for a while; the Blues have been in existence for nearly five decades and have yet to claim the Stanley Cup.
The Blackhawks, meanwhile, are more like the St. Louis Cardinals in that both franchises have set the market for consistent success - in the regular season and in terms of championships.
So it actually kind of fits that the Blues want to pull a Cubs in the Stanley Cup playoffs, aiming to dethrone the powerhouse Blackhawks.
"We really relish the opportunity to play Chicago," Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk told reporters, including Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "For us, it's our biggest rival, everyone knows that.
"We kind of feel like it's our time to break through here. In a way, it's almost like the Cardinals and the Cubs. We feel a bit like the Cubs here."
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Just as the Cubs dispatched the Cardinals in last season's playoffs and created a changing of the guard in the National League, the Blues hope to do the same.
"It seems as though the Cardinals have won plenty of World Series and the Blackhawks have had their success," Blues captain David Backes said. "The Cubs and us have been nipping in on the heels in recent years to try to make that next step.
"I don't know what's going on with the Cubs, but I think we're ready to make our next step and overtake the team that ended our season two years ago. We're ready for that."
Wait...does this mean Cubs fans should sort of be cheering for the Blues?