Mike Yeo to land on Craig Berube's staff?

Could the Toronto native be heading home?

Michael W.

Among the many figures who will be looking for a new job is now-former Vancouver Canucks assistant coach Mike Yeo, who parted ways with the team earlier this week: 

And according to a newly released report, he'll be seeking a new employment opportunity "closer to home". Given the fact that he's a native of suburban Ontario, one could assume that this means he could soon be a staffer with the Toronto Maple Leafs under their new bench boss Craig Berube. 

Via the The Province: 

"Yeo was originally hired under former head coach Bruce Boudreau and was seen as a key part of Rick Tocchet’s coaching staff. When Yeo’s name would come up over the past two seasons, both head coaches were effusive in their praise of the veteran assistant, who had previous head coaching experience in both Minnesota and St. Louis.

A source said Yeo, 50, was headed to a new opportunity “closer to home.”

Where the Toronto-born Yeo might be headed isn’t known, but one does note that his former associate coach in St. Louis Craig Berube has just taken over as head coach in Toronto. Berube was Yeo’s associate coach for a season and a half, before Yeo was fired midway through the 2018-19 season.

Berube was promoted to head coach and then led the Blues to the Stanley Cup in 2019."

It sounds as though it won't be a surprise to see Yeo land on the staff of the Maple Leafs before too long! 

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Source: The Province