There is very few people that can say they were on the front lines during a part of history. For the owner of Double Eagle Ranch, Ed Potter, he can.
While Potter owns Double Eagle Ranch, which in itself is special, his other ownership venture has been something that Potter holds very near and dear to his heart. Potter is one of the owners of the St. Louis Blues. That’s right, the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions. First time ever Champions. A part of history.
Potter an avid fan of the Blues was approached in 2012 when the team was up for sale and asked to be a part-owner.
“I jumped at the idea,” said Potter. “It’s something very special to me.”
Over the years since being an owner Potter and the other owners have always had one goal in mind and many would think it’s holding Lord Stanley.
“Not so,” said Potter. “Our main focus is to put a quality team, a consistent team on the ice every year. To give our general manager and coaches the right mix of players. To back them and of course to give a great product to the fans.”
Obviously winning a Stanley Cup is always there as the final goal of every season and this year’s run was something out of a movie, or at least should be.
Potter wasn’t all that shocked that his Blues were able to turn it around and be a competitive team the second half of the season and in the playoffs. “We knew this team was better than it’s record,” said Potter.
All of the hard work and years of being the team that couldn’t quite finish came to a halt in Boston as the Blues did it and Potter with one of his four his sons Teddy were able to raise the cup and be part of an ownership that brought a championship back to St. Louis.
“It was the most amazing night of my life,” said Potter.
Double Eagle Ranch located just outside the City of Elsberry on Hwy. B has been owned by Potter for many years and has a rich history of being a special place. They have held events geared towards those with disabilities to help enrich their lives. They have held events honoring the area Veterans which was held for the second straight year on June 11.