Monday, June 18, 2007

Claude Julien new Bruins coach

The Bruins were saying earlier that they had the coaching search down to 4 guys. Well they have just named former Devils coach Claude Julien as the bench boss. The announcement is expected tomorrow.
Julien was relieved of duty with the Devils by Lou Lamoriello late last season even though the Devils were first in the Atlantic Division at the time, with a 49-24 record.
Julien played most of his pro hockey in the AHL. His pro-semi-pro career lasted from 1977-1992. He coached the Hull Olympiques in 1996-97 (a 48-19 record). He coached the Hamilton Bulldogs for 3 years (2000-03) compiling a 98-77-19 record and was then promoted to coaching the Montreal Canadiens. He coached the Habs for 2.5 seasons accumulating a 72-62-17 record. He then coached the Devils.
I think this is a good fit for Boston. I thought the B's defensive game looked terrible last season, and Julien, being a defenceman in his playing days, will steady the ship.
Good luck in Beantown, Julien! Turn that franchise around!

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At June 19, 2007 at 6:20 PM , Anonymous Doobie said...

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