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May 3, 1973

May 3, 1973 Harry Sinden didn’t much like the World Hockey Association, for all the obvious reasons. Then the Quebec Nordiques signed Jacques Plante to a 10-year, million-dollar contract to serve as their coach and general manager. Since Sinden and the Bruins traded for Plante from the Blues late in the 1972-73 season, he really, really  didn’t like the WHA. It probably wasn’t wise to invite Sinden and Plante to the same party, either. Plante appeared in eight regular-season games and two playoff games for the Bruins. And while he went to the sidelines for the Nordiques, ...

June 10, 1992

June 10, 1992 In the “The more things change ...” department, on this date in 1992 the Bruins welcomed in Brian Sutter as the team's new coach. That came one day after former coach Rick Bowness was fired. Bowness had only served one year of the two-year contract he signed upon being made the head coach. Five weeks earlier, Sutter was fired by the St. Louis Blues to end a five-year tenure there. The Bruins gave Sutter a four-year deal. Apparently, after firing Bruce Cassidy earlier this week, the Bruins had no replacement in mind. “... the ...

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