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23:35  15 june  2019
23:35  15 june  2019 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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No one had more fun at the Blues’ Stanley Cup parade than Brett Hull© USA TODAY USA TODAY

The St. Louis Blues celebrated their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history with a parade on Saturday. Still underdogs going into the Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, the Blues obliterated the Boston Bruins, 4-1, with a dazzlingly dominant performance.

And the Blues' party Saturday did not disappoint. Countless people flooded downtown St. Louis to celebrate the team's Stanley Cup victory. In addition to the team, those in attendance ranged from Brett Hull to now-famous 11-year-old fan Laila Anderson to Clydesdales.

Blues coach Craig Berube - who took over in the middle of the season after St. Louis fired Mike Yeo in November - was at a loss for words while trying to describe the parade vibes. But the one that kept coming up was "unbelievable."

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Berube told FOX Sports:

"Unbelievable. I'm so happy for our fans. It's unbelievable how many people are out here today cheering. It's great. … We all dream of winning the Cup as kids and when we get older and stuff like that. But this is unbelievable to see this scene right now. I really cannot describe it."

If Berube couldn't describe it, we're not going to try either. So instead, here are some of the best moments from the championship parade.

1. A very enthusiastic Brett Hull

Clearly, no one was having more fun at this parade than Brett Hull, who celebrated like he was on the winning team.

"Is this the greatest day or what?!"

The hockey legend caught everyone's attention ahead of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final with his lively pregame performance. And judging by his brief interview in the middle of Saturday's parade, Hull - who played for the Blues for a decade but won the Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings - is still feeling those good vibes and having so much fun.

2. Superfan Laila Anderson was stunned to be part of the parade

One of the Blues' biggest fans, 11-year-old Anderson captured the hearts of people in St. Louis and hockey fans everywhere as her team's good-luck charm. She suffers from a rare disease called HLH, which affects her immune system, but she was able to be at both Game 7 in Boston and a star of the parade.

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And as she said in her mid-parade interview, she thought her mom was pranking her when she first found out she'd be part of the celebration. Players love her, and after winning Wednesday, she was able to come down on the ice and kiss the Stanley Cup.

3. Jon Hamm

In the exact opposite tone of Brett Hull, the Mad Men actor and diehard St. Louis sports fan - who appears to have shaved his playoff beard - very calmly and rationally reminded everyone how exactly the Blues won the Stanley Cup.

4. The Clydesdales

5. This view of St. Louis

6. Alex Pietrangelo admitting his arms are tired from carrying the Stanley Cup

They say the Stanley Cup weighs 35 pounds, except when you're hoisting it. And that may be true in the moments after winning it, but the Blues captain and defenseman has been lugging it around for the last several days. And while it's not that heavy compared with what professional athletes typically lift, it is a bit awkward to hold.

7. Hometown hero Patrick Maroon's special moment

The eight-year veteran bounced around the NHL for several years before landing with his hometown team this year. And he couldn't have had better timing.

"This is nuts. I've never seen anything like this. … We're all taking it in. I hope we're taking videos because this is truly something special and something that we'll remember and cherish for the rest of our lives."

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Fans shrug off rain to honor Stanley Cup champion Blues ST. LOUIS (AP) Large crowds are gathering in downtown St. Louis despite heavy rain, awaiting a parade and rally to honor the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. The Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 Wednesday in Game 7 to win their first championship. The Blues joined the NHL as an expansion team in 1967 and made it to the Stanley Cup Final in each of the team's first three seasons, without winning a game. The team hadn't been back until this year. Fans began lining the streets hours before the parade, despite the rain. The parade will travel down Market Street to the Gateway Arch for a rally. The last time St.

8. Brayden Schenn hanging out in a firefighter helmet

Sure, the Blues center called Saturday "the best day of my life," but he was also riding a fire truck and wearing this fire helmet. It makes a little more sense when you learn his dad is a firefighter.

9. It wouldn't be a real party without, uhh, some pushups

10. Robby Fabbri's interview lying on top of a truck

Fabbri was clearly having a great time at the parade, riding around in the back of a pickup truck. But when it came time for his interview, the St. Louis center looked like he needed a little help supporting himself, so he lied down on the top of the truck to chat.

11. Ryan O'Reilly's awesome hat

The Conn Smythe Trophy winner - who set a Blues franchise record with 24 playoff points during his team's run to the Cup - showed up to the parade in style. And he, like so many of his teammates, is still in disbelief.

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Hometown hero Maroon celebrates Stanley Cup family style.
Patrick Maroon lifting the Stanley Cup above his head in a St. Louis Blues uniform fulfilled a lifelong dream. The moment didn't compare to holding the Cup just low enough for his son to kiss it. Maroon will be hailed as a hometown hero for signing with the Blues and helping them win their first championship, but what is most important to him was the chance to be around 10-year-old son Anthony and celebrate with him. © APWF St.

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