St Louis Coach Calls Out Blues' Top Players

The St Louis Blues are a mess and it's starting to show. Head coach Craig Berube was the latest to call out his players as the Blues bench boss was not happy with how his top-six is performing lately. After the team's recent loss to the Vancouver Canucks, Berube put the top players on blast.

A lot of our best players not doing their job. Our best players don't play with any passion, no emotion and no inspiration at all. They don't play inspired hockey. You cannot play in this league without emotion, grit, being inspired. They're getting paid lots of money and they're not doing the job. End of story. 

Berube would go on to call out Robert Thomas and Jordan Kyrou, however he did praise the work of Alexey Toropchenko. The Blues are out of the playoff picture in the Western Conference and management is open to just about anything ahead of the trade deadline.

The team is trying to move out one of their defenseman, meanwhile having been recently linked to San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier. GM Doug Armstrong is reportedly open to moving out two first-round picks to the Sharks to complete the deal and certainly has the attention of Sharks' GM Mike Grier.

For now, the struggles continue, meanwhile how is everything going for former captain Ryan O'Reilly in Toronto...

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