Blues' Kyrou Gives Interesting Comment on Recently Fired Craig Berube

The St Louis Blues recently fired head coach Craig Berube after a very slow start to their 2023-24 season. While many felt the Blues players loved Berube and his intense style, it's become quite clear that wasn't necessarily the case.

Insert Blues forward Jordan Kyrou, who was asked on Thursday about Berube and had quite the response to the question regarding their relationship:

I've got no comment. He's not my coach anymore. It kind of feels like a little bit of a fresh start kind of thing. Yeah, we're all excited here. We want to turn the ship around right now and get our culture back a little bit and get back to how we know how to play hockey.

Kyrou hasn't lived up to expectations this season and was one of the Blues Berube would hold accountable for their efforts. Kyrou has recorded just 17 points in his first 28 games this season, his first year of an eight-year, $65-million contract. 

Kyrou was moved around a lot by Berube before his dismissal and for him, it's great to have Drew Bannister behind the bench now as Kyrou has returned to the team's top line in their first practice under the new coach.

Meanwhile Blues captain Brayden Schenn had a different tone regarding Berube and had this to say about his ex-coach:

I guess the first emotions are you feel guilty. You feel responsible for a lot of it. ... That one really stings for me personally because I've had him for so long and he's been so good for me throughout my career.

Blues GM Doug Armstrong has confirmed no player is safe on their roster so if things don't turn around and soon in St Louis, expect changes on the ice and not just behind the bench.

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