By: Anthony Matola
After losing to the Ottawa Senators in game three of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Bruins’ front office has some time to decide on the coaching status for the upcoming season. To keep Bruce Cassidy or to not to. Coach Cassidy was labeled the Interim head coach of the Boston Bruins in mid February and led the team to a regular season record of 18-8-1. During an Interview after the heartbreaking loss to Ottawa, Cassidy told reporters that he would 100% like to stay as head coach next year and remove the “interim” title from his name. In my opinion Cassidy is the right man for the job and has so far proven himself to be an excellent coach. He brings great offensive pressure and cycles good defensive strategies in his coaching plans.
However, there are many “Free Agent” coaches out there ready and willing to look for their next home in a head coaching position. If Cassidy is somehow left without the head coaching job for the B’s, there are many coaches to look at. (These coaches are not listed in any particular order)
So, if Cassidy, for some weird reason, were to change his mind by next season comes around and want to leave or at least want to go back to being an assistant coach.
Not many other coaches can really be looked at as “good” coaches as far a unoccupied coaches go. Most “FA” coaches are likely to be coaches with negative/losing records.
It would be a really bad decision to cut Cassidy because the team showed so much growth with him coaching. He shows much potential and can hopefully bring us home a Stanley Cup in the next few years.
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