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Bruce Cassidy wins 2019-20 Jack Adams Award

Butch brought the Bruins to a tidy 100 points.

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Today on the broadcast for the Lightning-Islanders game, the NHL Awards continued on, and the Jack Adams award for best coach in the NHL was awarded to Boston’s own Bruce Cassidy!

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!