Bruce Cassidy loves the NHL’s daily grind. The preparation, the teaching, the competition, the pressure. Rinse. Repeat. “When you’re under duress and you’ve got a structured schedule — bang — you’re hammering things out during the year,” said the head coach of the Boston Bruins. “Everything’s got a timeline and you have to be efficient.” But like many people mostly confined to their homes or apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic, even Cassidy, whose team sat first in the NHL standings when the NHL paused its season March 12, has found it difficult to find motivation with the days bleeding into one another.
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