When Mike Yeo was fired in November, Blues fans immediately went into detective mode, trying to figure out who the next head coach would be. Surely Craig Berube was just an interim coach, and Doug Armstrong would rush out to hire someone else. Oh, look, Coach Q just got fired, maybe he’ll get brought aboard!
I didn’t believe anyone but Berube would be coach at the end of the year, and Armstrong confirmed that:
“We’re tied in with Craig now for the rest of the year, and we’re looking forward to working with him and maximizing the most we can out of this group,” Armstrong told the Post-Dispatch.
”I really enjoy working with Craig and his staff. I don’t want to say they’re understaffed right now, but they’re one (coach) less than they were and they’re putting in the long hours.”
At this point in the year, why in the world wouldn’t Berube be head coach? There are, what, 33 games left and the Blues are doing fine. Not earth shattering - they’re 15-13-2 since he was named head coach - but they’re fine. Everything’s fine. Everything’s status quo.
If the status quo gets better by the end of this year, Berube will be back next season. If it stays as is, expect Berube to probably be back. No one does status quo like the St. Louis Blues.