Yesterday, the Boston Bruins took the hockey world by storm when they fired Bruce Cassidy. Respected by his teammates and fans, the Bruins manager is sure to become a coveted target for other clubs: a bit like Barry Trotz.
The training had opened the door to a change a few weeks ago, but since that had not been done, we had all assumed that the pilot was going to keep his position.
But finally he left.
The fact that he had the right, a few weeks ago, to fire one of his assistants seems to show that the decision to fire Cassidy was made very recently, therefore.
This bit is really interesting and tells you that the decision to fire Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy was a recent development: Cassidy had agreed to let assistant coach Kevin Dean go for a long time in the last few weeks before being fired himself 🐻🏒🏆 https://t.co/0DY55QwH6b
—Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) June 7, 2022
According to what circulates (and believe it or not), Cassidy was not necessarily the most appreciated in the locker room of the Bruins. Some players weren’t against changing guards behind the bench, it was rumored.
From my experience in the NHL, there’s a long list of coaches who were popular with the media and fans, but not so popular with the players.
—Andrew Raycroft (@AndrewRaycroft) June 7, 2022
Could this have a link to Patrice Bergeron? The links are easy to make (for those who want to lend themselves to the game, of course) since the captain of the formation does not yet know if he will return to the game next year.
Questioned on the subject by the journalist Stéphane Cadorette (JdeQ), the native of Quebec said that he was surprised by the dismissal of his coach and that he wanted to kill the rumors that the order came from his side.
I spoke this morning with Patrice Bergeron about the firing of Bruce Cassidy. Details here: https://t.co/tpwzAMlJUH
— Stephane Cadorette (@SCadoretteJDQ) June 7, 2022
The captain was clear: he did not know that Cassidy was going to lose his job, he feels sorry for him… and above all, it is a mistake to think that this will affect his decision to return or not.
He left no doubt: He didn’t tell the Bruins that he would return only if Cassidy wasn’t there.
It’s completely unfounded, so I won’t put any energy into it.
It’s a waste of time and it’s really dumb speculation. –Patrice Bergeron
I tend to believe it. We can obviously be wrong, but I don’t think I’m the type of former Kent Hughes client to go in there with such claims to management.
The identity of the next acting coach in Boston won’t change Bergeron’s decision, and he’s still thinking.
A lot of
– Let’s see Joshua Roy. He could really play.
Update/comments from J.-F. Houle:
“It is a big step. It’s physical hockey right now and we know that SPR has a lot of experience, not a lot of young people. but i believe that [Roy] He has shown that he is capable of playing at a high level. »https://t.co/3Mj5AhYSMG
– Nicholas Landry (@NicLandryRDS) June 7, 2022
– A Quebecois as reinforcement for Springfield.
The Trifluvien Zachary Bolduc joined the Springfield Thunderbirds after his elimination with the Remparts. This is his first practice in the professional ranks excluding Blues training camp. Not impossible that we see it in this series. pic.twitter.com/9q5XlHFMdY
—Anthony Marcotte (@anthonymarcotte) June 7, 2022
– Excellent observation.
For the Canadian, for Marie-Philip Poulin, all this is great news and partnership.
But that the best player in the world at the height of her sports career has to find an extra job, that should also piss us off.
They deserve better. https://t.co/i3dAAR1qL8
— Olivier Paradis-Lemieux (@OliParle) June 7, 2022
– Good deal.
—Complete HkyNews (@CompleteHkyNews) June 7, 2022
– Great for everyone.
The Lehkonen exchange is:
— Marc-André Perreault (@MA_PerreaultTVA) June 7, 2022
– Good news for Quebecers.
A ghost in the fold of the Rangers #NoQuitInNY https://t.co/xOvbRk5USb
— TVA Sports (@TVASports) June 7, 2022
– Disturbing, actually.
Disturbing scene in boxing. Wounded in the brain, Simiso Buthelezi strikes into the void.
Despite the referee quickly stopping the fight, the boxer is still in a coma from the latest news. https://t.co/X9uX5WysQG
—Michel Laprise (@MLapriseRDS) June 7, 2022
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