St Louis Blues Fire Head Coach Craig Berube

The St Louis Blues have seen enough and are heading in a new direction. The team announced after their 6-4 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday that they have relieved head coach Craig Berube of his duties.

A staple for the past five seasons, Berube made up the Blues identity with his hard-nosed style and led the Blues to the Stanley Cup back in 2019. St Louis currently sits sixth place in the Central Division with a 13-14-1 record and this is coming after a season where they missed out on the playoffs.

Of late, it's been a rough go for Berube and the Blues as they have only won three times in their past 10 games. Their fourth loss in a row to the Wings was the nail in the coffin for Berube's position.

The former tough guy on the ice led the Blues to a 206-132-44 record as coach, leaving him ranked third in franchise history in games coached and wins. 

St Louis named Drew Bannister the interim head coach. Bannister has been coaching the organizations AHL affiliate, and led them to the a Calder Cup Final back in 2022. He has no NHL experience.

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