Bob Plager Remembered as an On-Ice Terror, Off-Ice Teddy Bear

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To get an idea of how the St. Louis Blues and their fans felt about Bob Plager, consider that when he played for the organization, he averaged one goal every 31 games. There was never a time when he was considered even close to the top 10 in the NHL at his position and the fact that he even had a full-time NHL career was owing to the fact that league doubled in size in 1967. Yet his No. 5 is in the rafters of the Enterprise Center alongside the numbers of such all-time greats as Al MacInnis, Brett Hull and Bernie Federko. It will soon be joined by No. 44, which was worn by Chris Pronger.