Today, Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy was named a finalist for the Jack Adams award. This is his second time being nominated for the award.
Cassidy coached the Bruins to the President’s Trophy, leading the league with a record of 44-14-12, totaling 100 points. The next closest team to the Bruins was the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the St. Louis Blues, with 94.
Bruce Cassidy has been a terrific coach for the Bruins. Since he took over for Claude Julien on February 7, 2017, his record is 161-66-34. The B’s management were very quick to remove the interim tag from Bruce. Just 4 days after their elimination from the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the hands of the Ottawa Senators, The Bruins would announce Bruce Cassidy as the 28th head coach of the historic franchise.
From the time he became the interim head coach of the Bruins, to now, the team is top ten of the entire NHL in many of the key stat categories:
WINS- 143 (2nd)
POINTS- 319 (2nd)
POWER-PLAY %- 24.9% (2nd)
PENALTY-KILL %- 82.6% (tied, 3rd)
GOALS PER GAME- 3.21 (6th)
GOALS ALLOWED PER GAME- 2.52 (1st)
Bruce Cassidy only needs a Stanley Cup ring to prove his greatness as an NHL coach. Will this be the season he does it?
-Bradley Whitesell (@Bradiey98)