Bruce Cassidy’s wife and kids enjoyed his NHL coach of the year honours more than he did.
TORONTO — Brad Marchand realizes now he didn’t come close to fully grasping the magnitude of the moment.
The first time Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy was cut from a hockey team came when he was 15, when he tried out for the Midget A squad composed of 16-year-olds.
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On Aug. 12, 2008, Bruce Cassidy made one of the most important phone calls of his life. It just happened to be from a golf course.
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Boston Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy joined Andi Petrillo and Matt Cauz on Leafs Lunch to discuss how he’s handling all this unexpected downtime, what made him want to give coaching seminars to ECHL bench bosses and is Brad Marchand actually a good guy?
Bruce Cassidy, in a league where coaches yell less and teach more, evolves to keep his message strong
It’s not a good sign when players stop responding to a coach. If that happens, “It means I’m probably out the door,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said recently. Fortunately for Cassidy, his players are constantly heeding his advice.
After a strong start to the 2019-20 season, the Bruins have hit their first patch of adversity. That’s what made Bruce Cassidy decide less would be more.
Cassidy recently held a high-paced practice that lasted only 32 minutes, down from the normal non-stop skate lasting 40 to 45 minutes.
A look at Bruce Cassidy’s playing and coaching career reads like a road map of North America with a stop or two in Europe as well.
Each month we’ll give a shout out to one NHL team’s coaching staff for pulling out ahead of the pack. The month of October 2019 goes to the Boston Bruins coaching staff!
What gives Bruce Cassidy staying power with Bruins? His ability to teach and connect with young players
Cassidy’s ability to adapt, teach and coach younger players and an experienced veteran core is one reason he’s now locked in behind Boston’s bench for at least the next four seasons.