In an environment where everyone was expecting that Bruins coach Claude Julien and his staff could be near their end of days had the Bruins not made their miracle comeback Monday in Game 7 against Toronto, general manager Peter Chiarelli obviously wanted to restate his confidence in those he’s placed behind his team’s bench to steer this club into the second round and beyond.
The Bruins have won 58 percent of the draws through three games of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against Toronto.
In the aftermath of the Bruins taking a 2-1 series lead Monday night in Game 3, there was some talk about cheating on the draws, and center Tyler Bozak even admitted that the Bruins were just cheating better than him.
Most of his players from the last couple seasons’ worth of rosters have done it, so why not the coach?
Following in the footsteps of the majority of his key Bruins players, head coach Claude Julien today agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the club.
BOSTON — No one was expected Bruins president Cam Neely to bring out his hatchet during his end-of-year media conference at TD Garden Thursday and chop away everyone involved in Boston’s first-round flameout a week ago against Washington.
And in fact, Neely expressed confidence and approval when it came to the performance of his head coach and general manager.
Even before he learned that he would be without star center Nicklas Backstrom due to a one-game suspension for cross checking Rich Peverley in the head, Washington head coach Dale Hunter came out with the claims that Backstrom was protecting himself and that the Bruins were targeting Backstrom’s head in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series between the teams.
Today Bruins head coach Claude Julien had a chance to respond to Hunter’s comments on the second off day before tomorrow night’s Game 4, with the Bruins now leading the series, 2-1.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Just because the Bruins and Montreal Canadiens are mortal enemies doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some empathy between members of both organizations.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien, who is bilingual but was still once fired as coach of the Habs, can see both sides of the situation involving Randy Cunneyworth and the issue of him not speaking French. Cunneyworth was hired last month as interim head coach after the firing of Jacques Martin.
Here’s a short video to cheer you up on a gloomy Sunday morning.
WILMINGTON, Mass — Bruins head coach Claude Julien took in a couple sessions of the team’s development camp over the last couple days at Ristuccia Arena.
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.
BOSTON — The days of speculating about his job security are long over.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien is fully ensconced in his job now that he’s led the organization to its first Stanley Cup championship in 39 years.
VANCOUVER — The coaches and one manager of Boston’s four major sports teams keep close tabs on one another over the course of the seasons.
VANCOUVER — Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, which will be played here at Rogers Arena tomorrow night, is not time for radical changes from what the Bruins have done most of the season to get this close to ultimate glory.
BOSTON – If any member of the Bruins’ roster had the proper training and was then asked to defuse a bomb as the time ticked down toward explosion, you’d want him to be coached by Claude Julien.
BOSTON — Much to the chagrin of my new-found Vancouver readers who were all in a tizzy when they watched Mark Recchi and Milan Lucic both wave their fingers at Vancouver biter Alex Burrows, head coach Claude Julien didn’t condone the actions of his players.
BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien didn’t want to comment on Vancouver center Maxim Lapierre’s decision to taunt Patrice Bergeron by sticking his fingers in the Bruins center’s face during Saturday night’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.