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May 14, 1974

With an off day in the Stanley Cup finals, Bruins coach Bep Guidolin’s future offered plenty of fuel for the rumor mills.

Guidolin, who replaced Tom Johnson as the Bruins head coach after 26 games in the 1972-73 season, was rumored to be headed to Washington to take the reins of the expansion Capitals. Longtime Bruins player, coach and executive Milt Schmidt had already gone to Washington to serve as general manager.

He chose to coach another expansion, the Kansas City Scouts, who are certainly in the running as the most forgettable (and quickly forgotten) club in big-league sports history. Guidolin resigned during the Scouts’ second season. The Scouts quit their efforts in Kansas City at the final game’s final horn.

The Scouts became the Colorado Rockies for six seasons, then settled in as the New Jersey Devils.

Guidolin went from the Scouts to the Edmonton Oilers, then a struggling WHA team that fired him after a 25-36-2 season.

That’s a steep fall from coaching the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals.