While his season didn't end the way he wanted it to with a Stanley Cup, Boston Bruins' head coach Bruce Cassidy was still recognized by the league as he walked away with the Jack Adams Trophy.
However Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs would prefer Cassidy rejects one of his rewards.
According to Frank Seravalli of TSN, the Bruins have requested Cassidy forego his playoff bonuses as a cost saving measure.
"The Bruins requested their Jack Adams Award-winning coaching staff forego playoff bonuses to avoid hockey operations salary cuts. "
While the Bruins aren't the only team to implement something like this because of COVID-19, it's just some really awkward timing.
Seravalli adds that as of now, at least 17 teams have reduced pay.
News: At least 17 #NHL teams have reduced the pay of hockey operations staffers, including GMs and coaches, as they feel the crunch from COVID-19 and the uncertainty of what lies ahead. Hockey's long winter coming: https://t.co/MXgIWQmqQ6 pic.twitter.com/QP0uCC1qfi
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) September 10, 2020