As soon as Bruins’ GM Don Sweeney announced the firing of Julien, the whole team had a complete turn around and are starting to look like the B’s during their cup winning season. Coach Cassidy has turned this team around from a mediocre inconsistent group of players to a team of well oiled hockey playing machines. Cassidy and his new style of coaching have lead the team to a 7-1 record since Julien. He pushes the idea of quickness and precision, and teaches a more offensive style of play.
Cassidy is known for his quick pace and not letting anyone fall behind. He gets the team moving in practices and keeps everyone moving quickly. Most player were happy to see a coaching change or at least understood what was going on. Star players like Krejci and Marchand have only played for Claude their entire careers and had a pretty strong bond with the former coach.
Previous to becoming the Bruins HC, Cassidy has had a history of coaching success. At the start of his coaching career he took over as HC in Washington then went onto coach the Providence Bruins as a Head coach for five seasons. He spent time in Providence with many of the current Bruins’ like Torey Krug, Ryan Spooner, and Noel Accari. His chemistry with these formers players has begun to work in the bruins favor. For example Torey Krug has had 8 assists in the last 7 games. Other players like Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak hava also stepped up to the plate since Cassidy and his staff began work.
Upcoming Bruins prospects will hopefully be able to fit into Cassidy’s system and thrive with the team. The Bruins are in need of prospects such as Charlie McAvoy, Ryan Donato, and Jake Debrusk.
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