The St. Louis Blues have fired head coach Mike Yeo following a disappointing start to the season, the team announced late Monday night.
The move comes after Monday’s 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings – the worst team in the NHL – that dropped the Blues’ record to 7-9-3.
Assistant Craig Berube was elevated to interim head coach. He previously served as head coach of the AHL’s Chicago Wolves and the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, compiling a 75-58-28 record and one playoff appearance in parts of two seasons.
Yeo had served as head coach of the Blues since 2017, when he was elevated to the top job after Ken Hitchcock was fired. He got the Blues to the playoffs that year, where they upset the Minnesota Wild in the first round, but missed the playoffs in 2018 with a loss to the Colorado Avalanche in the season finale.
Expectations have been prime for the Blues this season after the offseason acquisition of heart Ryan O’Reilly. Despite the middle’s nice 12 months (23 issues in 19 video games), the staff has underwhelmed, and it has value Yeo his activity.
He finishes with a 73-49-11 mark in St. Louis. He prior to now spent portions of 5 seasons with the Wild, placing up a 173-132-44 report.
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While Berube has revel in as a head coach on the NHL degree, him receiving the “interim” name will gas hypothesis a couple of reunion with Joel Quenneville. The recently-fired coach of the Chicago Blackhawks served as Blues coach from 1996-2004. Quenneville stays the winningest coach in Blues historical past.