Regardless of what you think about his system or personality, there’s no denying that Bruins head coach Claude Julien can now be counted among the best leaders of men in sports.
So it shouldn’t surprise you that apparently when things aren’t going Julien’s way away from the rink, he makes sure to jump to the forefront and take control.
In his 30 Thoughts piece on CBC.ca, Elliotte Friedman relayed this anecdote from a player who skated for Julien in junior hockey:
22. Got a tweet from one of Julien’s old Hull Olympiques, Daniel Hudgin. (Twitter handle: ScopeHockey.) Hudgin said that, on a long bus ride home from Rouyn-Noranda, the driver was tired so the coach took the wheel and told him to go sleep for a few hours. Even now, Julien is apparently licensed to do such things and gets a little impatient when he’s unhappy with the services provided.
Word to the wise to all the businesses trying to cash in on the Bruins’ success: don’t cross the coach.