September 27, 2022
Potential replacements for Bruce Cassidy as Bruins' head coach

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins are looking for a new head coach after firing Bruce Cassidy on Monday night. After six years of Cassidy leading the way, Bruins GM Don Sweeney spoke of the new voice needed for the team on Tuesday morning.

“I felt that both the message and how it was being delivered, and how it was being received [fell short],” Sweeney said at the Bruins’ practice facility on Tuesday. “The players felt they were very well prepared, but at times, young and old, they struggled. Sometimes that’s the voice in their head. I had to make a tough decision that brings us to a different path.”

Sweeney said that he’d be casting a wide net in his search for a new leader, and added that experience at the NHL level isn’t necessarily a requirement for whoever he brings in.

“We have an experienced group of guys who want to win, that know how to win, and the next group of guys that is the next core – Charlie [McAvoy] and David [Pastrnak] – hopefully they can bridge that group. The next guy needs to come in and effectively bridge all age groups,” said Sweeney “I don’t think it’s a prerequisite to have coached on an NHL bench.”

» continue to CBS News