HAZELWOOD, Mo. - In addition to replacing Ken Hitchcock with Mike Yeo as the head coach of the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, General Manager Doug Armstrong also announced one other change to the coaching staff.
Jim Corsi, who was serving in this third season as the team's goalie coach, was also relieved of his duties. Assistant General Manager Martin Brodeur and Goalie Development Coach Ty Conklin will share those duties for the remainder of the season.
"Jim Corsi has coached Hall of Fame goaltenders and Vezina-winning goaltenders. But there was a disconnect for whatever reason," Armstrong said during a press conference Wednesday at the team's practice facility. "I'm not blaming the goalies, I'm not blaming Jimmy. I'm just saying right now we're near the bottom of the League, certainly in the last couple of months, in save percentage and goals against, and that has to change.
"If that doesn't change, nothing changes."