The Boston Bruins had a fantastic turn around under the guidance of head coach Bruce Cassidy and now it sounds like they will be rewarding him with some additional help.
A report from Bruins insider Joe Haggerty has revealed that the Bruins have begun searching for a new assistant coach to add to Cassidy's team and it sounds like Cassidy will have significant input on who joins him behind the bench. The source for this report is none other than general manager Don Sweeney himself so you can take this one to the bank.
“I think our staff did a very good job jumping in and picking up, because we didn’t add to it at the time [of Cassidy’s promotion] when we subtracted from the group. It will stay as is,” said Sweeney. “We will also be looking to add to it to complement that group. Bruce and I have already spoken briefly about it, but we haven’t identified yet and we’ve already received some people that would have some interest. We’ll pursue that accordingly.”
Sweeney did not set a time frame for the potential addition of a new coach and he also didn't opt to hint at who that person may end up being. Haggerty however has speculated that Kevin Dean could be a candidate as he was a long-time member of Cassidy's coaching staff during his time in the American Hockey League.