Thursday, June 21, 2007

Its Official: Julien Will Coach the B's

"Julien, a 47 year-old native of Kanata, Ontario, will be formally introduced to
the Boston media today at a 10:30 a.m. ET press conference to be held at the TD
Banknorth Garden.Julien has four years of National Hockey League (NHL) head
coaching experience and most recently served as the Head Coach of the New Jersey
Devils. In his lone season with New Jersey, he held a record of 47-24-8 before
being replaced on April 2, 2007 with three games remaining in the 2006-2007
regular season. At the time he was replaced by the Devils, Julien's club was in
first place in the Atlantic Division."

I'm not sure what to make of his hiring. I would have prefered the Bruins to just promote Scott Gordon from Peovidence, he seems to work well with the young guys and Beregeron gave him a ringing endorsement a week or so ago.

He is the Bruins' 17th coach in 30 years.

A good note from this TSN article:
Julien said he wants to establish a more physical style of
play in Boston, ''not with a few players but will the whole group.''
want to be gritty in all areas,'' he said.
Also the Bruins owner, Jeremy Jacobs, has been named chairman of the NHL Board of Governers.

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