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Benjamin Hochman is a sports columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

With horns honking the three blares for “Let's Go Blues,” fans parked and wandered over to OB Clark's in Brentwood on Thursday, the day after the Blues won the Stanley Cup. And on the balcony were numerous Blues themselves, including Ryan O'Reilly, greeted to chants of “M-V-P!”

O'Reilly also had his hardware — the Conn Smythe Trophy, given to the most valuable player of the postseason.

Hundreds of Blues fans, many in brand new CHAMPIONS T-Shirts gathered in the back parking lot, cheering and taking cell phone videos. The bar itself was closed to the public, but some fans in-the-know were able to hang out with the Blues and the Blues alumni there, including Alexander Steen, Joel Edmundson, minor league goalie Ville Husso and retired Blue Keith Tkachuk.

The players reached over the balcony and caught hats and jerseys to autograph. There was also a replica Stanley Cup, which was proudly hoisted by Edmundson and others.

The Blues won their first-ever Stanley Cup the night before in Boston — 4-1 against the Bruins in Game 7.