Last June during draft week in Vancouver, I was invited by the NHL Coaches’ Association at their annual Coaches Clinic conference to moderate a panel featuring Scotty Bowman, Darryl Sutter and Terry Crisp.
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.
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.
From Jacksonville Lizard Kings To Boston Bruins, Cassidy’s Coaching Style Is Two Decades In The Making
BOSTON (CBS) — More than 20 years ago Bruce Cassidy was in his 11th professional season and still trying to keep his playing career going while serving as a captain for the Indianapolis Ice, a Chicago Blackhawks affiliate in the International Hockey League.