Hours before the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl parade, the Boston Bruins announced that they had fired their Stanley Cup champion coach and Bill Dauterive lookalike Claude Julien. Despite baffling roster decisions by GM Don Sweeney, Julien has managed to keep the team competitive with a 26-23-6 record (58 points) through 55 games this season. The Bruins are one point out of the final wild card spot.
Taking the reins on an interim basis is Bruce Cassidy, who got his first head coaching experience in Washington under George McPhee. In 107 games with the Caps, Cassidy managed to completely and utterly destroy the team.