This is exactly what the Bruins needed to do. Waste no time and tell the league -hey the 2017 playoffs haven’t even entered the 2nd round and we’re ready to kick some ass next season and kicking the rest of the league square in the nuts.
Cassidy turned this team around from a 2nd to last place Atlantic division team to a 3rd seed playoff team.
Bruce Cassidy now 51, had spent five seasons as head coach of the Bruins’ AHL affiliate in Providence before joining Julien’s staff as an assistant this season. He coached the Washington Capitals for parts of two seasons from 2002-04, leading them to 39-29-8-6 record and a postseason berth in his first season with the team.
A left-handed defenseman, Cassidy was a first-round draft pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in 1983 who recorded four goals and 13 assists in 36 career NHL games. He also played in the OHL, AHL and IHL, as well as in Italy and Germany.
Love it, have a summer Butch, drink some beers enjoy the beach, head to Australia with a few broads and come out swingin’ in the fall.