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Mike Yeo Done In St. Louis

(Nov. 19, 2018) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have relieved Mike Yeo of his coaching duties.  In addition, Armstrong announced the Blues have named Craig Berube Interim Head Coach.  The Blues will hold a press conference with Armstrong and Berube tomorrow, at 10 a.m.

 Berube, 52, first joined the Blues as associate coach on June 15, 2017.  Prior to joining the Blues, the Calahoo, Alberta, native spent one season as the head coach of the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Chicago Wolves (2016-17).  He led the Wolves to a 44-19-13 regular-season record and a first-place finish in the Central Division.  Berube also guided the Wolves to the second round of the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs.  Previous to his stint in Chicago, Berube spent 11 seasons in different coaching roles in the Philadelphia Flyers organization.  For parts of two seasons (2013-2015), he served as head coach of the Flyers, posting a 75-58-28 record overall.  Before that, Berube spent six years as an assistant coach, helping the Flyers reach the postseason five times, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 2009-10.  Berube also spent four seasons with the AHL’s Philadelphia Phantoms, including parts of two campaigns as head coach.

As a player, Berube appeared in 17 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons, including stints with Philadelphia, Toronto, Calgary, Washington, and the New York Islanders.  Berube posted 159 points (61 goals, 98 assists) and 3,149 penalty minutes across 1,054 regular-season games.

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Paul's avatar

from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

The Blues fell to 7-9-3 on the season with Monday’s loss. Only the team that defeated them Monday, the Kings, has fewer points in the entire National Hockey League at 7-12-1.

Monday’s result extended the Blues’ scoreless streak to 142 minutes 48 seconds — or more than seven periods without scoring a goal.

Over the first few weeks of the season, the Blues were among the league’s highest-scoring teams but couldn’t prevent a goal to save their lives. Lately, they’ve been very good on defense, but couldn’t score a goal to save their lives.

Or save Yeo’s job….

If Yeo knew of his fate during his postgame media session, he did a great cover-up job.

Speaking of the team’s scoring woes, he said: “We’ve just got to find a way. That’s what we’ve got to do. It’s frustrating. It’s maddening because we can’t seem to put it all together at the same time right now.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/20/18 at 09:04 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I don’t follow this team closely but it seems like they have traded away or just not signed some of their talent over the last few years…this was bound to catch up to them eventually.  I don’t know if any coach can solve their problems…maybe make them a .500 team, but not a deep playoff contender.

Posted by TreKronor on 11/20/18 at 11:35 AM ET

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