Vegas Golden Knights forward David Perron.

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Perron Brings Secrets Of Stanley Cup Finals Run With Vegas To Blues

Fresh off the best season of his career, in terms of personal stats and team success, Perron says he was surprised to hear from St. Louis for a third time.

July 06, 2018 - 3:48 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - David Perron doesn't believe in the "Vegas Flu." He has a much different explanation as to how the Vegas Golden Knights made a historic run to the Stanley Cup Finals in its inaugural season. And it's something he believes if his new St. Louis Blues team execute, they'll have a great chance at a similar run this season. 

"We need to be able to turn the page from game to game," Perron says. "As a coaching staff, as players that's one of the biggest things that our coaching staff was doing in Vegas. For us to see a game and no one was happy with it, you turn the page and the next game was our best of the season every single time."

Not once all season did Vegas lose four games in a row, until the Stanley Cup Finals. Perron says the Blues are talented enough, especially with the additions of Ryan O'Reilly and Tyler Bozak in the middle, but just need to adopt the bounce-back mentality to make a deep playoff run. 

This will be Perron's third stint in St. Louis and he says he was very surprised when Blues president of hockey operations Doug Armstrong came calling. 

"I can admit the first time he called early in the process I was kind of like 'Early, again?," Perron says. "At the end of the day when they offered the contract and I accepted it, they admitted the mistake they made and they'd make up for it.

"It was a little bit overwhelming having a lot of interest, having a lot cities where I could have gone and maybe made a little bit more."

Perron joined our Chris Hrabe on Sports Open Line this week, you can hear their full conversation below: