Management Bruce Cassidy III

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    I have to say that is probably the biggest thing that irks me about Cassidy. I don't want him to be John Tortorella 2.0 but man there are times when he should go nuclear, whether during a game or a post game press conference.
     
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    Cassidy is a smart coach who knows his team very well. I think bruins need to just take a deep breath and
    make some minor adjustments
     
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    Hope Bruce gets canned, thought it was a terrible hire in the first place. He gets out coached regularly in the playoffs and Gallant and Laviolette are still available I believe.

    Would have been nice to see a pulse out of Brucey at some point in the post season
     
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    Worth pointing out that it was their own fault they missed time and were not in shape
     
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    If you need your coach screaming at everyone, your team isn't very good to begin with
     
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    I don’t want him screaming at everyone, just very specific people at very specific times. Anything but the shit eating smirk that comes out too often.
     
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    What else is he gonna say, really?

    Such lip service not unexpected at all. We all know that he, too, thinks they need more.
     
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    Saying something negative about the officials would have been nice, Berube and Cooper played Cassidy in both of those series by whining about reffing while Bruce smiled like a clueless living meme
     
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    I just posted his response.
     
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    If you have to say you need players to learn how to finish better, it means you don't have enough. Because talent doesn't need to know how to finish, it simply does.
     
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    Yeah, I mean, I wouldn’t expect him to say anything other than the company line/what any other coach in his position would say.
     
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    When its put in the right situations and position to do so and with the right supports to get the talent the puck in those spots.
     
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    I'm not on board with putting this on Cassidy. This whole thing was coming off the rails before it began.

    1) I felt that players returning from Europe were late to get back to Boston. Management were not in a position to oblige players to do anything. That's where the team leaders Chara/Bergy etc. should have been in contact with the likes of Pasta and Kase urging them to get their dumb asses back to Boston.

    2) To add insult to injury now these two brainiacs decide it's a good idea to go practice wherever, no social distancing, no consideration what so ever.

    3) Then the Tuukka thing. Tuukka wasn't committed at any point and his leaving didn't help matters. Obviously he had other concerns that seem justified but at the end of the day going into the PO's with out your starter leaves you behind the eight ball.

    4) For those saying he was out coached . It's pretty easy to get out coached when the opposing coach has the better/deeper team. Officiating was a joke and while it probably wasn't the reason they lost it sure didn't help matters.

    5) Sweeny is the guy who should be answering question not Cassidy.

    6) Covid threw a wrench into everything and basically reshuffled the cards, the Bruins got a bad hand.

    7) Lastly this team is built for the regular season not the PO's.


    I was very enthusiastic about the return to play but I started to get a bad feeling almost from the start. To many things went wrong from the get go.
     
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    Exactly. And if we're being honest with ourselves, they got eliminated by Tampa 2 out of the last 3 years. And last year during their run to the finals, who exactly did they have to beat to get there? Washington? Nope. Tampa? Nope. f***ing Carolina and Columbus, FFS. Their toughest match up was the Leafs in the first round, and the Leafs are guaranteed to choke against Boston like the Bruins do with either Tampa or Washington. So out of the last 3 seasons, they've been simply knocked out by a better, faster, more skilled, and deeper team. That's not on Cassidy but on Sweeney to fix the holes on the roster in order to make them a tougher match up for Tampa or Washington.
     
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    No idea why people have a love affair with Gerard Gallant.

    Besides the 1 year he took Vegas to a Final, he's done absolutely nothing as a head coach. Yet we think he'd be a good fit here because he'll throw a chair in the locker room and yell at the officials more?

    :huh:
     
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    Bruce is just coaching the roster that he had. Bruce didn't make the bad trades (Hayes, Ritchie, Rinaldo) and bad free agent signings (Backes, Beleskey, Moore) that have prevented that money from going to players who are actually productive. Bruce also didn't screw up easy picks in a generational draft (DeBrusk and Senyshyn in favor of Barzal and Connor), and he isn't the one who has refused to learn the lesson from that draft and continue to draft 200 foot players with "jam" but little offensive skill in favor of offensive skill. And last but not least, Bruce isn't the one who failed to fill a hole on the 2nd line for the third straight year. If anyone needs to go, it's Don "GM of the year" Sweeney. Heck, send Cam Neely and his jumbo home-cooked meatballs packing, too.
     
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    I think he just defers a bit to much to the Holy Core

    He 100% should have Marchand anf Pastrnak on separate lines 80% of the time

    maddening watching them 5X5

    A shift is 40 seconds you are Tampa against that line all you got to do is minimum chip puck out to center ice and time and energy ticks away from big line

    how could he not have split up

    for an elite creative guy like Krejci yo not have a top winger is CRAZY

    seriously they have TWO OF THE TOP WINGERS in the league and they don’t let either play with their most creative center

    INCREDIBLE
     
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    Yes this irks me too. However that line 63-37-88 is his binky and he simply will not break it up. At this point it is what it is.
     
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    I like his style of play more
     
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    I have no problem with all three going. I just think Cassidy is the most likely.
     
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    I’d like to see Cassidy deducted a thousand dollars from his contract every time he puts the Perfection Line out as a unit and Krejci follows next shift with DeBrusk and whoever on the right side
     
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    I like Bruce. I think he's an excellent coach. His players like and respect him. His schemes are top notch and nobody scores more goals off set plays than the Bruins.

    That said, I hate that when he decides it's time to mix up the lines, he always goes back to combinations that don't work. DeBrusk-Krejci-Pastrnak has never worked. So when Marchand-Bergeron-Pasta struggle he makes it worse by going to combos that always fail. Why not switch Bergeron and Coyle? Coyle was a beast and he would have given opposing teams something different to contend with when going against 63-88, someone with size and power down low and in front.
     
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    This and he doesn't seem patient enough when he does make changes. He often seems to decide within 5-10 minutes that a line shuffle isn't working and goes back what definitely wasn't.
     
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