OCtober 26, 2018 | 3:30pm ET
BLUES COACH YEO COULD BE IN HOT WATER
Mike Yeo, head coach
The St. Louis Blues find themselves at the bottom of the Central Division with a 2-4-3 record, a position nobody expected the team to be in just before the 10-game mark in the season.
Following a 7-4 loss Thursday night to the Columbus Blue Jackets, speculation began to run wild over head coach Mike Yeo’s future with the Blues.
Yeo didn’t do anything to squash the murmurs after the loss, and if the Blues can’t get back on track quickly, they might be forced to make a move behind the bench.
“Heck, my job should be in questions right now,” Yeo told reporters following last night’s game, as quoted by Jeremy Rutherford of 101 ESPN. “Of course that comes with the trade. But I’m not going to coach to try to save my job. I’m going to coach to try to win the Stanley Cup.
“I believe in this group, so whatever we need every single day, I’m going to try to do that.”
Blues forward Alex Steen deflected chatter about the coach and put blame on the players last night.
“We’re not working hard,” he told The Associated Press. “Other teams are outworking us and taking chances.”
If the Blues can’t put a few wins together in short order, GM Doug Armstrong might have to make a move.