April 19, 1983

The St. Louis Blues are sold by Ralston Purina to a group in Saskatchewan for $12 million. Fans were shocked and the NHL tried to block the deal. The matter ended up in court but not before a new buyer, Harry Ornest, became the only bidder for the team and the Blues stayed in St. Louis.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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