The Boston Bruins made their first big change of a surely busy offseason Monday

with the decision to fire Bruce Cassidy after over five years on the job.

The decision to move on from Cassidy after the Black and Gold’s first first-round exit since 2017

was certainly something, and replacing the 2020 Jack Adams Award winner

will be no easy feat for the B’s one-two front office braintrust of general manager

“After 14 years working with Bruce

I want to thank and acknowledge Bruce for all his work and success with the Bruins organization.

His head coaching record for the Bruins is impressive

and we are appreciative of Bruce both professionally and personally.

“After taking some time to fully digest everything

I felt that the direction of our team for both this season

and beyond would benefit from a new voice.