Former St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube
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Stanley Cup Winning Head Coach Has His Eyes Set On Toronto For His Next Job

Published January 4, 2024 at 6:08 PM
BY GRAHAM MONTGOMERY
     
Craig Berube is a well respected figure in the hockey world. He coached the St. Louis Blues to their first Stanley Cup Championship in 2019, joining an exclusive club of Stanley Cup-winning coaches. Unfortunately for him, the Blues decided to let him go this season as the team has been performing poorly.

St. Louis Blues Fire Head Coach Craig Berube



The Blues announced the move last month after the team had spent most of the season towards the bottom of the standing in the central division.

BREAKING NEWS: Craig Berube has been relieved of his coaching duties and a new interim coach has been named. #stlblues




Since the coaching change, the Blues have gone 5-3, including a couple of impressive wins over some of the best teams in the league, including two victories over the central division rival Dallas Stars. The team is now 18-17-1, giving themselves a shot to make the playoffs this year, but they are still a long shot to make the second season. Berube on the other hand, is simply waiting for another chance in the league. Apparently, he wouldn't mind going north of the border for his next job.

Berube Says Toronto Is Ideal Destination For Next Coaching Job



The Stanley Cup Winning head coach described Toronto as the best hockey market in the world and complimented the team for being a 'great organization.'

Craig Berube on TLN: "It would be an honour to coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs if it ever happened. Like I said, if not the best hockey market in the world and great organization"

#LeafsForever


The Leafs have not had a coaching change since November of 2019 when Sheldon Keefe landed the job. Keefe signed a contract extension this past offseason that will keep him in his role until the end of the 2024-25 season assuming he completes the deal. Given how poorly the team has played at times this year though, that may not happen.


Being a head coach in the NHL does not exactly come with a ton of job security so Berube should get another chance to coach in the league soon if he so wishes. Perhaps that chance will even come from the Toronoto Maple Leafs.

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