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02-07-2017, 06:05 PM
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For any of the Providence B's followers, what kind of style of play did Cassidy employ? I'm really hoping to get away from the heavy defensive trap game that Claude loved, and would prefer a more up tempo offensive minded game. Even if they suck, it would be fun to watch a different brand of hockey from the last 10 years of playing not to lose...

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For any of the Providence B's followers, what kind of style of play did Cassidy employ? I'm really hoping to get away from the heavy defensive trap game that Claude loved, and would prefer a more up tempo offensive minded game. Even if they suck, it would be fun to watch a different brand of hockey from the last 10 years of playing not to lose...
I loved the way Morrow played

Tommy Cross was a Cassidy guy and I'd love to see him get time just for all he's endured

The D seemed much more engaged and willing to come up

I'd like to hear Garbage Goal take on this

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I'd like to see Backes centering 3rd line.

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02-07-2017, 06:23 PM
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I loved the way Morrow played

Tommy Cross was a Cassidy guy and I'd love to see him get time just for all he's endured

The D seemed much more engaged and willing to come up

I'd like to hear Garbage Goal take on this
That's encouraging to hear. I just want a different brand of hockey. This year has been so painful to watch most of the time because of how plodding, slow, and boring they've been. Even if they get their teeth kicked in for the rest of the season, just make the games entertaining again. I say that because I've essentially written this year off due to what's gone on.

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I'd like to see Backes centering 3rd line.
I'd let him center the second line. It's not like Krejci has been anything but invisible this year, so what do they have to lose?

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02-07-2017, 06:28 PM
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I'd let him center the second line. It's not like Krejci has been anything but invisible this year, so what do they have to lose?
Have no problems with that, just put him on center and leave him there for more than a few games to see the results, it's gonna be a long relationship after all.

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I would be surprised if Cassidy sticks anywhere near to Claude's system, but I also get the feeling he recognizes this roster has certain limitations that doing everything like he did in Providence is dangerous. Providence employed a lot of breakout passing in their own zone from the guys like Morrow and Miller and that's fine at that level for those guys. Also allowed a fair amount of pinching from the more skilled dmen which I can't see happening here.

There will be a little more gambling, at the very least, I can promise you that.

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I loved the way Morrow played

Tommy Cross was a Cassidy guy and I'd love to see him get time just for all he's endured

The D seemed much more engaged and willing to come up

I'd like to hear Garbage Goal take on this
Correct.

For quite awhile, actual. D has been given the green light and it would seem to have been a directive from above. Hasn't looked like a Claude team for some time now. Games have been more exciting. Scoring is up. But goals against is way up. Julien may have requested a firing rather than have to watch what his team looks like now.

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Will Cassidy run his show. Or ... will he be expose to upstairs decision...

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Will Cassidy run his show. Or ... will he be expose to upstairs decision...
I'd have to assume he will run his show for rest of season.

It defies logic that upstairs still think this team has a shot at playoffs -- let alone the infamous "deep run".

If not, well, we are well and truly screwed for the longterm.

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I'd have to assume he will run his show for rest of season.

It defies logic that upstairs still think this team has a shot at playoffs -- let alone the infamous "deep run".

If not, well, we are well and truly screwed for the longterm.
My take is Sweeney wants to evaluate players under another coach to help better assess their value at the trading deadline, expansion protection, off season decisions

The star is Kevin Dean

It's great for Cassidy and serves/benefits Sweeney to see players under a different coach

And maybe Cassidy will be another Joe Morgan who was in a similar situation in 1988 with the Red Sox and seized the day

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I'd have to assume he will run his show for rest of season.

It defies logic that upstairs still think this team has a shot at playoffs -- let alone the infamous "deep run".

If not, well, we are well and truly screwed for the longterm.
At this time of th year, with the the challenge in front of Cassidy... with the pressure put on the management offices... nothing logical with that move today... other than unload pressure and TRY something! To,respond to all those asking for something!

If Cassidy succeed.. it s on DS. If not it's on Cassidy and vets and CJ.

If they wanted a different style, structure. That needed to be adress earlier in last summer! I ve seen this in Montreal a couple of years ago... out HC and put an interim coach, unload pressure .. and proceed as upstairs desire. They changed how much HC before MT and have stability now.

I think we are at the beginning of a long road now...sad.

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My take is Sweeney wants to evaluate players under another coach to help better assess their value at the trading deadline, expansion protection, off season decisions

The star is Kevin Dean

It's great for Cassidy and serves/benefits Sweeney to see players under a different coach

And maybe Cassidy will be another Joe Morgan who was in a similar situation in 1988 with the Red Sox and seized the day
As long as he aint Butch Hobson.

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My take is Sweeney wants to evaluate players under another coach to help better assess their value at the trading deadline, expansion protection, off season decisions

The star is Kevin Dean

It's great for Cassidy and serves/benefits Sweeney to see players under a different coach

And maybe Cassidy will be another Joe Morgan who was in a similar situation in 1988 with the Red Sox and seized the day
Seeing players in front of another coach might be a reason. But why now.. why not in last summer! Same could have been said after last season.

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02-07-2017, 08:17 PM
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My take is Sweeney wants to evaluate players under another coach to help better assess their value at the trading deadline, expansion protection, off season decisions

The star is Kevin Dean


It's great for Cassidy and serves/benefits Sweeney to see players under a different coach

And maybe Cassidy will be another Joe Morgan who was in a similar situation in 1988 with the Red Sox and seized the day
I'll take a pass on offering an NHL head coaching job to a guy who has less than one year of head coaching experience at a level above the ECHL.

Even if he shows great promise, now isn't the time. There is no reason to rush Dean.

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Assuming this year is a right off , it seems highly unlikely we make the PO's let alone a deep run. I would seem to me it would be a good opportunity to see about a few things.

Throw Morrow in the rest of the season, sink or swim.

Wanna get a look at DeBrusk and Cehlarik see what they're about.

Heinen needs to get another look.

If you want to see if Spooner is really a center , put him back with Pasta.

Something like.

Marchand-Bergy-Vatrano
Beleskey-Spooner-Pasta-
Heinen/DeBrusk-Krejci-Backes
Schaller/DeBrusk-Moore- Cehlarik

Carlo-Chara
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He is definitely not going to rock the boat right away. I would say he doesn't change much until after the bye week

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First interim coach to ever win a Cup?

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I loved the way Morrow played

Tommy Cross was a Cassidy guy and I'd love to see him get time just for all he's endured

The D seemed much more engaged and willing to come up

I'd like to hear Garbage Goal take on this
wondering out loud if perhaps there`s a bit more to Carlo to give as far as offensively?

Not saying I`d expect big offensive numbers but he moves well, is solid with the puck, maybe Cassidy will encourage him to carry the puck a touch more?

I don`t know what to expect from this change, personally, I think the season is over so hoping the B`s start removing some of the excess baggage, try to, at least sneak into the top 10 of the draft or dare I say, tank real hard for top 5

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First interim coach to ever win a Cup?
haha, I know your being sarcastic but this is a horrible way for Cassidy to finally get the NHL head coach job after a decade + of not having the chance.

Mediocre lineup + Ownership and Management who are delusional in thinking they can still make the playoffs = more scapegoat material

Truth is, this change needed to happen, but it needed to happen weeks ago IMO

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OR with Czarnik injured...

Marchand - Bergeron - Pastrnak
Beleskey - Krejci - Cehlarik
Spooner - Backes - Vatrano
Schaller - Moore - Nash

That's a good group Bill. I really think that Bergeron-Krejci-Backes-Moore down the middle gives the team the best chance to succeed.

Whatever combinations they put together Backes should be at center.

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I`m more intrigued by what system Cassidy can play with this team, he spoke to playing a more up tempo, aggressive game but I don`t see this team as having the horses to play that style?

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The Bruins just fired a coach with a .614 career Bruins winning percentage to replace him with this guy.

He'd better be good.

No, he'd better be better.

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#NHLBruins practice rushes:
Marchand—Bergeron—Backes
Beleskey—Krejci—Pastrnak
Vatrano—Spooner—Hayes
Schaller—Moore—Nash—Cehlarik

I was cautiously optimistic, but this makes me want to puke. I don't like these lines one bit

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