Bruins Make Mistake In Firing Head Coach Cassidy

The Boston Bruins elected to fire one of the most successful coaches of the past six seasons after a first round exit to the Carolina Hurricanes in seven games. Bruce Cassidy went 245-108-46 during his six seasons with the Bruins and coached them to a Stanley Cup Final in 2019.

Cassidy has coached the Bruins to the playoffs in each season he was with the team and had a record of 51-26-5 this season before losing to the third-ranked team in the NHL. The Bruins are getting older, didn't have their stud goaltender Tuukka Rask for their run this season after his retirement, and management inadequately replaced the losses of Torey Krug and David Krejci.

Cassidy did what he could with what he was given and still made the Bruins a very competitive team with a top-heavy division that included the Florida Panthers (Presidents' Trophy winner), Toronto Maple Leafs, and two time defending Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

The drafting has also provided the Bruins with little solid replacements for the losses they accrued and the team should be on the decline soon as two of their best players are nearing the end of their careers. Firing Cassidy was not the right move at all as coaches don't come much better than he does. He will surely find his way to a new bench very soon as he will be in high demand and at the top of many teams' lists.

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