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02-07-2017, 10:08 AM
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Bruce Cassidy

Bruce Cassidy is now 'interim' coach.

He was a complete disaster in Washington after he was hired to replace Ron Wilson.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=857

Perhaps he changed his ways in his 8 years in Providence but I have my doubts.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archi...=.b5a7df2abfdd

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The frustration of losing and the lingering issues between the players and coach came to a head last Thursday in New Jersey, when Cassidy ripped the team after a 3-0 loss and made references to players not using pregnant wives and sick children as an excuse for poor play.

Many of the players have young children or wives about to give birth, while Kolzig has an autistic child and Witt's wife battled a life-threatening illness all of last season. Those remarks angered many players and, coupled with two more ugly defeats, marked the end of Cassidy's tenure. He apologized in a brief meeting with the team Saturday, but the die was cast.

"That was the final straw," one player said. "That [comment] really hit a lot of guys hard. You can't take that one back. Things had been bad for a long time, but that was the worst."

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02-07-2017, 10:13 AM
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Really don't think he is there coach next season,unless they go on a tear and make playoffs that is.

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Bruce Cassidy is now 'interim' coach.

He was a complete disaster in Washington after he was hired to replace Ron Wilson.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=857

Perhaps he changed his ways in his 8 years in Providence but I have my doubts.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archi...=.b5a7df2abfdd
He wasn't a complete disaster. He brought the team back to the playoffs in his first season, but got off to a disastrous start in his second and was fired. He was also very young (about 35) and didn't have much experience. I would expect that he learned a lot in the last 15 years. I think he is as good a candidate as any.

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02-07-2017, 10:41 AM
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Honest question.

Has Bruce Cassidy received even so much as an interview for a vacant NHL head coaching job since being let go in Washington?

Because if not, in a league that recycles coaches like soda pop cans, that is telling.

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02-07-2017, 10:44 AM
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Honest question.

Has Bruce Cassidy received even so much as an interview for a vacant NHL head coaching job since being let go in Washington?

Because if not, in a league that recycles coaches like soda pop cans, that is telling.
THIS^

My thoughts exactly.

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02-07-2017, 11:14 AM
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I really don't care what he did in Washington that long ago. Many people change and grow. I am sure Cassidy has matured as a man and a coach since then, else why would the club keep him at Providence for 8 seasons, 5 as head coach? If he was still that kind of man managing trainwreck, the last place you'd want him is in charge of your young players for whom confidence and self-belief are paramount.

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I really don't care what he did in Washington that long ago. Many people change and grow. I am sure Cassidy has matured as a man and a coach since then, else why would the club keep him at Providence for 8 seasons, 5 as head coach? If he was still that kind of man managing trainwreck, the last place you'd want him is in charge of your young players for whom confidence and self-belief are paramount.

Its Called Bruins.

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Honest question.

Has Bruce Cassidy received even so much as an interview for a vacant NHL head coaching job since being let go in Washington?

Because if not, in a league that recycles coaches like soda pop cans, that is telling.
Perhaps because this is the job he's wanted- I have heard that he and Sweeney have a really good working relationship. If it became clear a few years into his time at Prov that the B's were looking at him as replacement for if/when Claude gets fired, then it possible that Cassidy was not looking elsewhere and was clear about that to any potential suitors.

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Its Called Bruins.
the guy is 2 hours into the job and people here are already ripping into him

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Honest question.

Has Bruce Cassidy received even so much as an interview for a vacant NHL head coaching job since being let go in Washington?

Because if not, in a league that recycles coaches like soda pop cans, that is telling.
Best of my knowledge he has not.

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I wonder who Cassidy likes on defense. I wonder if Morrow gets in and if so who sits.

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I wonder who Cassidy likes on defense. I wonder if Morrow gets in and if so who sits.
He was the spare today, so we'll see.

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Best of my knowledge he has not.
Not surprised.

At all.

Bruins have probably been buttering him up for years knowing he has zero leverage with no outside interest and will work for cheap.

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the guy is 2 hours into the job and people here are already ripping into him
Duh, this team is still out of a playoff spot, what has Cassidy done to fix that?

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How old is Bruce ? He still looks like a kid .

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02-07-2017, 01:00 PM
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Pandawful shouldn't be behind the bench at all. He should be the goalie coach. Makes sense...

Joe Sacco might be the worst coach in the NHL and I'm honestly not kidding. I mean he is literally the worst coach. Asst coaches that have assistants further down the food chain are better. Literally give me the Jr Assistant skating coach or conditioning coach over Sacco.

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No coach will do well with this roster

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I'm calling it.

He reminds me of Heath Ledger's joker.

The twitching and constant tongue flipping and lip licking.

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This is just ****ing funny considering some of the prior discussions on this guy.

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No offense but this core and team could use a coach that is not so nice IMO.

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Welcome and good luck!

I expect the team to make the playoffs under your tenure because they were deemed to be underperforming under Julien and his practices were too lax.

Let's see how you do in the playoffs which you need to make this year.

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He was the spare today, so we'll see.
Nobody who wants to coach long will have Morrow in their line up . Who was the other sub today ? I personally think we have our best six in now but I can see an argument for liles although I don't agree with it.

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Nobody who wants to coach long will have Morrow in their line up . Who was the other sub today ? I personally think we have our best six in now but I can see an argument for liles although I don't agree with it.
According to what was tweeted out Nash was the other sub.

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According to what was tweeted out Nash was the other sub.
tks I saw that I meant defense but I guess Chara was absent was he ?

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02-07-2017, 01:42 PM
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No offense but this core and team could use a coach that is not so nice IMO.
Agreed, far too comfortable.

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