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Oshie: ‘This should have been the year’

Apr 27, 2014, 8:47 PM EDT

Ken Hitchcock AP

The St. Louis Blues must deal with their second consecutive first-round exit on Sunday, but as painful as that might be, it seems like a good chunk of the team seems to see some light at the end of the tunnel.

The general feeling seems to be that the Blues are this close to breaking through, at least depending upon who’s talking.

Considering that management went all-in by acquiring (likely rental) Ryan Miller at the trade deadline, T.J. Oshie echoed the sentiment that this would be their big push.

While Oshie seems to lament the missed opportunity, Steve Ott seems to back up the “tweak instead of blow things up” notion.

Don’t make any mistake about it, though: there are plenty of Blues who are fed up with following up strong regular seasons with quick playoff exits.

Ott might say that they’re only a step or two away from being on the other side of the handshake lines.

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