May 16, 1972

The Bruins announced that Tom Johnson would return as head coach for the 1972-73 season.

Normally, such a proclamation is unnecessary two weeks after the coach's team wins a Stanley Cup.

Of course, since we are talking about Boston, only coaches whose long-term records are beyond reproach – think Red Auerbach and Bill Belichick – should ever feel too comfortable.

Bep Guidolin replaced Johnson during the season with Johnson made assistant general manager. Guidolin was through after the 1973-74 season.

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