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The St. Louis Blues Visited The White House

from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

The afternoon included a tour of the White House, including the East, Blue, Green and State rooms and Library. The team also spent some time in the Oval Office with the President, but there was no meal.

Binnington noted that he had previously visited the Vatican.

“Really didn’t like it,” he said. “This tour. A thousand times better. Smooth. I understood everything. It was just really cool to see what it’s like over here, have an idea where they live in the White House.”

During the actual ceremony, Binnington said he had an idea he might be called upon when he saw his name among several listed in a binder brought by Trump to the podium.

“So I had a second to get myself together,” he said. “I was going to make a shout out to the media, to tell them to take it easy on (Trump). He’s just a human.

“It was really cool. Being part of that whole process and actually (Trump) talking politics up there. . . . He was talking about the stuff that was going on. It was cool to be up there to experience what it’s like for him.

“He was pretty smooth. And he’s funny. He did a great job. And he’s a really nice guy so it was a great visit.”

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TreKronor's avatar

With a Marine Corps band playing — what else? — “Gloria,” the Blues came marching out to the Rose Garden at about 3:20 p.m. local time, with defenseman Colton Parayko first in line and general manager Doug Armstrong bringing up the rear.

That’s pretty cool.  Neat that they had Laila there, too.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/16/19 at 12:53 PM ET

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