With former Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy now hired in Vegas, the Bruins have scheduled interviews with five different candidates. Here they are, with a little background on each of them:Jim Montgomery
Montgomery is a former NHL player and coached the Dallas Stars for two seasons. In early January of 2020, Montgomery announced he was checking himself into rehab for alcohol abuse after he was fired by the Stars for a "behavioural issue." In September of that same year, Montgomery was hired as an assistant coach in St. Louis to bench boss Craig Berube. He's been there ever since. Before breaking into the NHL, he was a coach with the Denver Pioneers in NCAA hockey.Jay Leach
Leach has plenty of coaching experience. However, he has never been a head coach in the NHL. After leaving the NHL as a player, Leach was an assistant coach in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, an assistant and head coach in the AHL, and spent last season as an assistant to head coach Dave Hakstol in Seattle.Joe Sacco
Sacco played close to 750 regular season games in the NHL before retiring in 2003. Since then, Sacco as had coaching roles in the AHL, as well as serving four seasons as the head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. He's also been coach of the USA's World Junior and World Championship hockey teams several times. He has served as an assistant with the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins.Spencer Carbery
Carbery is currently as assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He's also been a head coach in the AHL and the ECHL. Carbery played professional hockey, but never made it in the NHL, spending his entire career in the ECHL. He was named as assistant coach with the South Carolina Stingrays on the day he announced his retirement from playing in 2010. Carbery was named ECHL Coach of the Year in 2013-14.David Quinn
Quinn has more head coaching experience than anyone else on this list. His last gig was with the New York Rangers, a position he had for three seasons, making the playoffs once. He was fired after the Rangers failed to reach the post season in 2021. He also coached Team USA at this year's Winter Olympics. Quinn spent a lot of his coaching career at the college level, mostly with Boston University.
The interesting thing is, many people on social media feel none of these candidates is as good as the coach just fired by the Bruins a little over a week ago. Cassidy seems to be well respected in the hockey community. He was unemployed for six days and 22 hours after being canned in Boston.