Craig Berube

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Blues 2021-22 Report Cards: Craig Berube

The St. Louis Blues’ 2021-22 season represented a major transition for the franchise. No longer a stout defensive team built from the blue line out, they finished second in the NHL in goals scored, with nine forwards recording 20-plus goals. Though the season came to an end in a six-game defeat by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round, there are plenty of highs and lows to reflect on. In this series, we’ll evaluate each player who played 10 or more games with the team (as well as the head coach and general manager), grading their individual performance and looking at their future with the team.
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Blues HC Craig Berube addresses threats to Avalanche center Nazem Kadri

The St. Louis Blues have a deep hole to dig themselves out of in their Western Conference semifinals series against the Colorado Avalanche, trailing 3-1. Game 5 takes place on Wednesday night, and as the Blues prepare for an elimination contest, head coach Craig Berube took some time to address another story that has dominated plenty of headlines over the past few days.

Blues HC Craig Berube speaks out on Nazem Kadri harassment: 'In no way is it acceptable'

“I’m not on social media,” said Berube in a press conference on Wednesday, “I was aware of a threat made to Nazem, not the racist stuff. In no way is it acceptable by the St. Louis Blues or anybody else for him to have to go through that. Being a Native American myself, I’ve heard it all, I’ve been around it. It’s not a good thing. So I just wanted to get that out there that there’s no room for it anywhere.”

Craig Berube Addresses Blues Fans Making Threats Toward Nazem Kadri

Nazem Kadri has been in the headlines after the Colorado Avalanche forward received death threats and racist attacks online from St. Louis Blues fans. Kadri collided with Blues goalie Jordan Binnington that not only knocked him from Game 3 but the remainder of St. Louis’ Western Conference semifinal with Colorado. Kardi’s wife, Ashley Cave, posted a glimpse of the threats her husband received.