WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins were about 45 minutes removed from their victory over Toronto Thursday night when head coach Claude Julien emerged from his office looking for Tyler Seguin.
The rookie was out in the hallway talking on his cell phone when Julien summoned the teenager behind the black door of the coach’s office. More often than not, win or lose, that’s not a comfortable situation for the player.
But instead of getting scolded, Seguin was told that general manager Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins staff decided to keep him around for the year well before his nine-game audition expired.
“I thought after the game there was something I did wrong in the game or something like that to go over,” recalled Seguin about Thursday night’s scenario after he practiced with the team today at Ristuccia Arena. “But it was a nice feeling, a nice meeting.”
Julien faked taking offense to Seguin’s notion that a visit to the coach’s office means a reprimand.
“It’s too bad that they think every time they step in the coach’s office it’s bad news. Hopefully he understands now that every once in a while there are some good things that come out of this office.”