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Is Jim Montgomery the Clear Jack Adams Trophy Winner?


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Dorin Canaday
April 14, 2023  (1:16 PM)
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Jim Montgomery steered the Bruins to an extraordinary season, but is the Jack Adams Award a done deal for him? There's a chance a familiar contender could swoop in and snatch the prize away.

Could It Be Less Clear-Cut Than Originally Thought?

Montgomery's fresh and upbeat approach revitalized the Bruins in the 2022-23 season, a stark contrast to Bruce Cassidy's tenure. However, as Steve Conroy from The Boston Herald recently highlighted, Boston's ex-head coach could end up being Montgomery's biggest rival for the award.
''Jim Montgomery should be the runaway Jack Adams winner and it was clear it was time for a change. But Bruce Cassidy had himself a damn good year, too. Thought Vegas would slide into oblivion when they lost Mark Stone, but hanging on to win Pacific is impressive.''

With nearly 15 years in the Bruins organization, both in Providence and Boston, Cassidy is a well-respected coach. His success continued this season with the Golden Knights. As Conroy insinuated, Cassidy guided the team to the top spot in the Western Conference (51-22-9) despite facing significant injuries.
It's easy to overlook that Montgomery and the Bruins were initially written off this off-season, as they started the season without key players like Matthew Grzelcyk, Brad Marchand, and Charlie McAvoy.
Though Montgomery is undoubtedly the frontrunner, considering Boston's numerous achievements en route to the most single-season wins and points in NHL history (finishing 65-12-5), there's still room for surprises. This record-breaking season might never be replicated by another team.
Other potential contenders include:
Lindy Ruff (NJD)
Dave Hakstol (SEA)
Jared Bednar (COL)
As read on Bruins Insider - Could a Familiar Face Win the Jack Adams Over Jim Montgomery?.
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Is Jim Montgomery the Clear Jack Adams Trophy Winner?

Who SHOULD win the Jack Adams?

Jim Montgomery6895.8 %
Bruce Cassidy22.8 %
Lindy Ruff11.4 %
Dave Hakstol00 %
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