New videos show the exact reason the Maple Leafs wanted Craig Berube

Tyler Ball
May 18, 2024  (1:50 PM)

Former St. Louis Blues head coach and new Maple Leafs head coach Craig Berube addressing the St. Louis media after a difficult loss.
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It is no secret that the new head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs Craig Berube was the heavy favorite for the job all along after his hiring video clips have surfaced showing why that is.

The Toronto Maple Leafs once again failed to bring home a crucial win when the pressure was cranked up. This led to the firing of Sheldon Keefe. After his firing, many fans and media felt the need for a more hard-nosed head coach that can hold players accountable.
Along comes Craig Berube who was the head coach of the 2019 St. Louis Blues when they won the Stanley Cup. His coaching style has always been known as hard-nosed but honest with his players. Similar in ways to John Tortorella loyal to his players but not afraid to call them out.
Recently two video clips have surfaced showing these sides perfectly. The first clip shows Craig Berube holding players accountable during moments when they were not playing up to expectations.
"They're getting paid lots of money and they're not doing their job. End of story."

St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube did not hold back when talking about his disappointment in the team's best players.
The second clip shows the loyal to his players and passion for winning side with a speech before the 2019 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 that the Blues would ultimately win.
Craig Berube is officially the next coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In 2019 he snapped a 52 year championship drought to get the Blues their first cup since joining the league in 1967.

The leafs last title? 1967.
Something poetic about that.

Here he is delivering the greatest pregame speech of all time before game 7 to win the cup. Leafs got themselves a fantastic coach. #stlblues #leafsforever
These subtle changes to the culture of the Toronto Maple Leafs along with the much-anticipated roster changes could make the Maple Leafs of previous years completely unrecognizable next season. As the offseason continues it will be fun to see how much influence Craig Berube might have on the roster moves made.