Craig Berube officially responds to Jordan Kyrou

Kyrou fired the first shot after Berube's termination, and now the former coach is responding!



St. Louis Blues forward Jordan Kyrou took a metaphorical chair to the back of Craig Berube last week after the latter was terminated as head coach of the team. 

"I've got no comment," Kyrou said when asked about his reaction to Berube being let go. "He's not my coach anymore."

And that comment did not sit well with the fans in St. Louis, who voiced their disapproval with what heh ad to say with a chorus of booing that literally reduced him to tears.

"I definitely heard those," Kyrou said on the boos. "It's not easy. I see where they're coming from with my comments on it."

"I obviously respect Chief [Berube], He's been my coach the whole time I've been here," Kyrou continued. "I respect everything he's done here. He's done a great job; he's won a Cup. All I really meant was I'm just trying to focus on my future and focus on what I can do to help my team win."

And now, Berube has offered his official reaction to Kyrou, saying that he felt the young player was caught off-guard by the question and has reached out to him. 

"He reached out, for sure. Listen, I've got no issue with him," Berube said. "He got caught off-guard and didn't know what to say. He's young, a lot of these young guys get asked questions at the time and they're not thinking like they should think and it's tough for them.

"I was happy for Jordan, he came back and had a good game against Dallas, a very good team, so he's performed well. He'll be fine."

Berube also explained that he had a feeling that the termination was coming given how St. Louis performed at the start of the season. 

"For sure. Especially when you go into Columbus and then to Chicago and you lose those two games," Berube said. "Where you're at, you need to win those games. Those are winnable hockey games. And then you come home, and you lose to Detroit, you think about it a little bit, but it really doesn't cross my mind that much. I'm just trying to focus on the games and what we've got to do to win hockey games.

"But, you do have a little bit of a feeling that it could come to an end for sure."

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Source: TSN