Joe McDonald: Cassidy on his first full season.

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  1. Fenway

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    Boston Sports Journal has officially named Joe McDonald as their fulltime hockey writer. It is a paywall site but I know a few of you have signed up.


    https://www.bostonsportsjournal.com...ason-workloads-rask-chara-talk-young-d-sucks/

    Cassidy is hoping Khudobin can start 22-27 times.

    On Chara

    Joe makes this promise

     
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    I like Cassidy. He seems like a no ******** kind of guy and his interviews have been a breath of fresh air. Excited for BSJ to get off the ground with some Bruins coverage.

    This has felt like the longest offseason.
     
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    I'll admit, I'm still salty over Clode.

    Definitely not Cassidy's fault, and I don't dislike the guy or anything.

    I feel super torn.
    I rooted for the Bills when Bledsoe was their QB against the Patriots.

    Yeah, this will get awkward.
     
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    Becoming a fan of Cassidy.

    I still think Claude wasn't the problem.

    But I really like how Cassidy pushes back in the Chara piece. He comes across as an intelligent, analytical coach.
     
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    massive CJ fan, he had me frustrated at times and I didn`t like all his stubbornness when it came to personnel decisions. I think CJ struggled to adapt to the belief or have faith that if he were to implement a more upbeat/assertive style that the team he had could play that way and truthfully, as Cassidy was named coach, I didn`t believe the team could play that way, didn`t think they had the horses to do it but they surprised me.

    One area that I disagree with some fans here (not you) is when they mention how refreshing Cassidy is when talking in front of the camera, if he feels a player needs to improve in a certain area, he`s not afraid to let the media know yet when CJ did this, he was throwing his player (s) under a bus, or killing their confidence. I read an article where Cassidy was speaking specifically on Spooner (sorry I`ll look for it), said almost word for word the exact areas he wanted to see him improve upon or be more committed to which were almost the same as CJ`s and fans here loved it, ate it up, when CJ said it...............broken interwebz
     
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    As much as I liked Claude for what he did for the team and his leadership, I liked the offensive style of hockey the team played under Cassidy. I think it's a better fit going forward, especially with the young offensive players on the rise in our system.
     

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