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Insider Frank Seravalli drops a major update on Craig Berube

Published May 7, 2024 at 11:41 PM

The New Jersey Devils are on the lookout for a new head coach after parting ways with Lindy Ruff earlier in the season. With their coaching position vacant, speculation is rife about who will step into the role, and according to NHL Insider Frank Seravalli, Craig Berube is the top candidate for the job.

"I think he's (Berube) certainly very high on the New Jersey Devils' list, and I'm not sold that he makes it to the end of this week."

In a recent episode of the Daily Faceoff podcast, Seravalli discussed the likelihood of coaching changes across the league, including the potential for the Toronto Maple Leafs to make a move.

"I would say the likelihood is very strong that the Leafs make a coaching change. Seravalli said.

«Now when it comes to Craig Berube, I'm just not convinced that he's going to be on the market long enough to get to Toronto. I think he's on their list or would be on their list of candidates. ... The Leafs may not even have begun their process yet, and he could be off the table."

Berube, affectionately known as "Chief," boasts a strong coaching resume. He led the Philadelphia Flyers to the playoffs in the 2013-14 season before guiding the St. Louis Blues to a Stanley Cup victory in 2019. His success behind the bench has garnered attention from multiple teams in need of a coaching shake-up.

As the coaching carousel continues to spin in the NHL, all eyes are on Craig Berube and his potential landing spot. Whether he ends up with the Devils or another team remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: his track record of success makes him a coveted candidate in the coaching market.
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Insider Frank Seravalli drops a major update on Craig Berube

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