If you're reading this article there's a good chance you're already familiar with Reddit's St. Louis Blues community. If you're unfamiliar with the subreddit which focuses solely on the Blues, it's a tremendous way to enhance your hockey experience during the course of a season and during the boring summer months.
If you're unfamiliar with Reddit, think of it like a message board with a twist. The main difference is that this one is a lot more entertaining. A section within Reddit, called a subreddit, focuses on a specific topic such as movies, music or just about anything you can think of. This particular subreddit highlights the Blues and it's an excellent resource for news, debates and discussion.
I'm not a moderator, administrator or any sort of person with power over on the Blues subreddit. I don't gain anything by having you sign up there. I'm a member of the community and I've found that by checking in there regularly has made the entire fan experience a lot more fun. Think of it like the first time you discovered there were a ton of Blues fans on Twitter and the door it opened to new discussions and conversations with other fans. It's a similar idea over on the Blues subreddit.
Why should you consider checking it out?
It's fun. For every game there's a thread where people come together to discuss what's happening. It's a more organized, better formatted version of what people already do on Twitter. Typically there's also a highly entertaining game recap posted by a very drunk (usually) member of the community (Good ol' Foot).
Even if there isn't a game when you stop in, you're sure to find the latest Blues news compiled from a variety of sources (including posts from here). You'll also see what other Blues fans are up to and how they're celebrating their love for the team. There's really no telling what will pop up, but you can be sure that it will always have a St. Louis Blues slant.
The community is outstanding. Are there a few users you might not particularly enjoy hearing from? Sure, but that's present within every community. The Blues subreddit has just over 1,900 members and the overwhelming majority are extremely nice, extremely fun people.
Check it out. There's a chance it might not be for you, but there's also a chance you'll enjoy hockey season even more by stopping in from time to time.