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St. Louis Blues Lore Topped By Power Play Dance, Wayne Gretzky Jerseys

Brad Lee of St. Louis Game Time was on Yahoo! Wednesday afternoon, naming some essential elements of St. Louis Blues fandom for a national audience—it's definitely worth a read. Speaking as someone who came by his St. Louis sports fandom via the Cardinals and Rams, I was most intrigued by two apparent Scottrade Center classics: Wearing a Wayne Gretzky jersey, and performing the Power Play Dance, which appears to be history's only truly spontaneous home-arena celebration.

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The Gretzky thing has always fascinated me—if the Cardinals had had an over-the-hill Babe Ruth in uniform for 15 games, you can be sure I'd have his jersey. But I'm ashamed to say I was not aware of the controversy that swirls around the Power Play Dance to this day.

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I'll let our Blues editor, Laura Astorian, deliver the official SB Nation St. Louis opinion on this matter, but speaking strictly for myself I have to come out fully in favor of anything that looks like this:

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Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. And ~dance like everybody is forced to watch you~