Over the past year, he led the Bruins to 44 wins over 70 games, bringing his total behind the bench to a tidy 161 over the course of the past 4 years. Over that time, David Pastrnak got as close as any Bruin has to 50 goals, the immediate impact of Charlie Coyle, and the continued success of the Rask/Halak tandem with his current setup. All in all, well deserved, even if the end result of the year wasn’t what we wanted.
This was a year of stiff competition, as John Tortorella’s Blue Jackets surprised after their disastrous free agency, and Alain Vigneault rode a great goaltender into a nomination while continuing to be Alain Vigneault, but the continued dominance of the Bruins must’ve swayed the Broadcaster’s association more.
Congrats to Bruce on the win, and hopefully to more in the future!