The St. Louis Blues have made a significant coaching hire, and it's one that comes with a feel good story.
Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch is now reporting that long-time Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor will be joining the St. Louis Blues coaching staff under head coach Mike Yeo.
Sydor's last coaching gig was under Yeo when he was the head coach of the Minnesota Wild, so it's not surprising to see that Yeo would give him another chance despite Sydor's struggles with alcohol.
On August 21, 2015 Sydor shocked the hockey world when he was arrested for drunk driving with his 12-year-old child in the vehicle at the time, but he has since entered the NHL's Substance Abuse Program and by all accounts has had a tremendous recovery. That being said, no one was surprised when the Minnesota Wild opted not to renew his contract following the incident.
Hoever there's always room for second chances in life, and after a stint with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey Leagye Sydor is back in the Ranks of the NHL. Hopefully he will make the best of his current opportunity in St. Louis, we certainly will be rooting for him.