One day after Bruins President Cam Neely did not take an opportunity during a radio interview to give head coach Claude Julien a vote of confidence, general manager Peter Chiarelli declared his preference that Julien remain Boston’s bench for the rest of this season.
BOSTON – There are no difficult decisions to make about shootout participants if your team avoids the post-overtime spectacle.
That was Bruins head coach Claude Julien’s big decision tonight in his team’s 3-2 overtime victory over Buffalo at TD Garden.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — The salary cap brought on the era of not being able to keep every player a team likes.
That reality hit the Bruins Monday, when they decided to trade Matt Hunwick to Colorado for prospect Colby Cohen. Now head coach Claude Julien is in the position of having to coach a team that should have center Marc Savard back from injury soon, but lacks speed on the back end.
BOSTON — The passing of three-time Jack Adams Trophy-winning coach Pat Burns Friday touched the entire hockey world, including Bruins head coach Claude Julien.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins on the season are 27th in the league as far as shots allowed per game at 34.5.
Their last five games in particular have skewed that number, as they’ve allowed 39.2 shots per contest, including surrendering more than 40 in their last two outings.
BOSTON — About an hour before tonight’s game with Montreal, Bruins head coach Claude Julien offered an update on David Krejci’s health.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Now that Tim Thomas has turned his first two starts in goal into an argument for him being back in Vezina Trophy-worthy form, Bruins head coach Claude Julien seemingly has a difficult decision to make about his starter on every game day.
BOSTON — During his first media interview since it was revealed he has been battling post-concussion syndrome, Bruins center Marc Savard mentioned he might’ve come back too early from the injury when he join Boston for its playoff series with Philadelphia.
Savard mentioned he was extremely fatigued, especially as the series wore on and his playing time increased.
BOSTON — Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, some four months removed from surgery to repair his hip labrum, hasn’t missed any practice time since training camp opened over the weekend.
BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien used an update on David Krejci’s health today after the second on-ice day of training camp to make light of the center’s play. The veteran has reported no problems so far with his surgically repaired wrist.
“I haven’t seen much of a difference, ” Julien said before letting loose with the playful jabs. “His wrist shot has never been the hardest wrist shot in the league. So I guess, when it comes to that, we still see the same wrist shot. So it’s a matter, is it his wrist or is it the same wrist shot he had before?
“He’s fine. I think he’s skating well, he’s seeing the ice real well and he’s on target right now.”
BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien’s job is to get the players who are with the franchise now — newcomers and returnees — to move on from last season’s historic postseason collapse and focus on the future.
Well, for those outside of the Bruins’ dressing room that are still having a hard time getting over the loss to the Flyers, here’s what the Boston bench boss had to say today during a press conference about the effects last season should or shouldn’t have on the club’s current state.
There were many nights this season Bruins head coach Claude Julien probably wished he was some sort of healing shaman because of all the injuries that inflicted some of his best players.
Almost as many times, folks wished Julien was a drill sergeant that would rule his team with a firmer hand and use ice time and a spot in the lineup to better motivate some of his less-than-enthused, under-performing players. (more…)
BOSTON — Bruins coach Claude Julien just wrote the team’s tag line for next season, or possibly for the current playoff run if it continues beyond tonight.
“The biggest thing I know is, you go out there and you play to win,” he said after giving his team the morning off with Game 7 of its Eastern Conference semifinal series with Philadelphia at TD Garden a mere eight hours away.
“And sometimes they say the term ‘Safe is death.’ If you want to play safe, it’s not going to help your chances of winning.”
BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien, whose team is still up three games to two in its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with Buffalo, is relieved that Zdeno Chara won’t be suspended for Monday’s Game 6.
Chara was assessed an instigator with less than a second left in Game 5, after he was slashed by Paul Gaustad and responded with a couple swings with his gloved fist.
When asked if he thought there should’ve been a third-man-in penalty called on Buffalo forward Cody McCormick, who joined the fracas, Julien made it clear he doesn’t want to get caught up in what happened in the past. (more…)
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins head coach Claude Julien has led his team to the playoffs three straight years. But even that type of success doesn’t guarantee he’ll accumulate even close to the amount of longevity that his counterpart in this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, Lindy Ruff, has enjoyed.
With 13 seasons at the helm in Buffalo, Lindy Ruff is the longest-tenured head coach in the NHL just ahead of Nashville’s Barry Trotz. Julien admitted today he envies both men. (more…)