Boston Bruins Ownership Is Glad to Have Fired Claude Julien
In the NHL recently, the Boston Bruins fired head coach Claude Julien. The owner of the Bruins Jeremy Jacobs had to make the tough decision, but in the end he knew it was best for the team.
Jacobs stated in an interview with ESPN that, “The decision was made here in Boston. We though firing him right now was a little late, but it was the best move for the team.”
The Bruins were struggling under coach Claude, so the change was made for Bruce Cassidy to take over as the new head coach for the rest of the season. The GM of the Bruins, Don Sweeney made the hire for Bruce Cassidy after they let go of Julien Claude.
They even took away the interim aspect of the coaching job from Cassidy, so now he is officially the new head coach. The Bruins were 26-23-6 when they hired Cassidy, then went 18-8-1 when Cassidy was able to take full control.
The Boston Bruins had not made the Stanley Cup for three seasons. This was best for the team as they were struggling to become good for a while. When Cassidy took over; they were able to improve by a big margin.
Jacobs went onto say to ESPN that, “It was a successful season with the change we made.” Hopefully the Bruins can stay on track for the next few years to come as they made the moves necessary to become a contender in the NHL.