Friday, December 13, 2013
December 13, 1983: Papa Federko Becomes The Top Scorer In Blues History
Some might say that Bernie Federko was underrated in his time, he played in an era that had names like Gretzky, Bossy, and Yzerman across the backs of the jerseys around the NHL which might have made it rather difficult to get deserved recognition. The fact that the Blues play in a smaller market and he wasn't able to hoist The Cup might be reasons that might be as well. I can tell you this, as someone that was born, raised, and still resides right outside of St. Louis. I have great appreciation for everything he did. He playing days came a generation before I was tuning in so I never did watch him on the ice but much like Stan Musial I didn't have to see it with my own eyes to appreciate the things they did. There is a long list of athletes that I talk about on a daily basis that the same can be said about. We all have athletes in our respective cities that will remain a part of the community after their playing days are over. Personally, I have a great appreciation for men like that. They don't just play in the city, they are part of the city.