No matter how many years pass, few of us old enough to understand the scope of what happened on September 11, 2001 will ever forget those video images of planes flying through skyscrapers, which then crumbled into dust. Perhaps out of psychological necessity, we have distanced ourselves from the visceral emotions of that day.
The NHL regular season begins tonight with four games, but the Blues don't hit the ice until tomorrow. They open at home against the Edmonton Oilers. The Blues will then hit the road for six games as they stop through Minnesota and five Canadian cities before returning home.