Praise Be To Foley, Vegas Golden Knights Hockey Website Podcast #271: Bruce

Bruce Cassidy is the new head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights. We dissect the hire, his press conference, and everything else about him while also chatting about the Evgenii Dadonov trade along the way. Hosted by Ken Boehlke and Jason Pothier.

  • Fired a Top 10 to hire a Top 10
  • Power Play efficiency
  • Goaltender friendly
  • LTIR team for four years
  • Gary’s brilliant pin move

And much more…

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  1. vgk21

    9:02 AM: The Flyers have officially announced the hiring of Tortorella, but did not confirm the financial terms. The Athletic’s Arthur Staple reports that the finalists for the job were Peter DeBoer and former New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano.

    4:25 PM: ESPN’s Kevin Weekes reports that Tortorella’s deal with the Flyers is a four-year, $4MM per year contract.

    wow, that is not saying much for DeBoer. being lumped in with the likes of Capuano and recycled Torts?

    • Blitz

      It probably was the other way around. PDB turned it down. The reason is PHI isn’t a red hot team. Pete’s MO is to take a good team and crush it, not the other way around. He needs EDM or FLA or maybe even BOS so he can turn them into AZ. Maybe the Rangers will fire Gallant mid season and he can take that up and up team to the bottom.

  2. THE hockey GOD

    Shea Weber issued a fond farewell to the Montreal Canadiens Friday after he was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday.

    The Canadiens traded Weber to Vegas in exchange for Evgenii Dadonov. The 36-year-old defender isn’t expected to play again because of multiple injuries and the Golden Knights have confirmed that he will stay on injured reserve. “Growing up playing hockey in Canada, it’s every kid’s dream to play in the NHL. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have not only done that, but to have had a chance to do so for a Canadian team and a member of the Original 6,” said Weber in a statement released by the Canadiens. “Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined playing for let alone being named captain of the Montreal Canadiens. Pulling on that legendary jersey every night was one of the greatest honours of my career and it’s something I appreciated every chance I got. I want to thank my teammates, coaches, trainers, management, the entire organization, Geoff Molson and the Molson family, the Montreal media, and most of all, the fans for embracing me and my family and for making the city feel like a second home. Montreal will always be in my heart. Merci pour tout.”

  3. THE hockey GOD

    Vegas is confident that the hiring of Bruce Cassidy as head coach will improve special teams play.

    “There are different teams and different coaches that, with the right personnel or in the right year you have a real good power play, or a real good penalty kill or maybe one’s better than the other significantly,” Golden Knights GM Kelly McCrimmon said. “In Bruce’s case, the penalty kill, and the power play consistently have been very, very good for a long period of time. So that’s really important to us. It’s part of the decision-making process we had in terms of what we think Bruce’s strengths are and what can translate to our team.” Vegas placed 21st overall on the penalty kill (77.4 percent) and ranked 25th on the power play (18.4 percent) in 2021-22. Meanwhile, Cassidy is looking to prove himself after he was fired by the Boston Bruins earlier this month. “This is not some sort of a revenge tour,” Cassidy said. “I just want to prove to myself, more importantly, that I’m capable of doing the job and winning, winning in the postseason. So, there’s a little bit of that. It’s not going to consume me every day, by any means. When you come close to winning to Cup, it’s always in the back of your mind and you want to finish the job. I definitely have that mindset where I’m at.”
    Source: Tracey Myers for NHL com

    • THE hockey GOD

      so it’s clear that firing of PDB was based upon special teams to the most extent

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