Thursday, June 21, 2007
Julien Hired as Bruins Coach
Last week, the Boston Bruins fired head coach Dave Lewis after just 1 year. They have now filled that spot.
Claude Julien, who was fired late in the season last year by the Devils, is now the new Bruins head coach. He is the 3rd Bruins coach in less than a year. 'He demands execution,'' Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said. ''He demands that his players do what he wants.''
Julien will try to improve a Bruins team that was last in their division last year with a record of 35-41-6. The Bruins haven't been to the playoffs in 2 years and hasn't won a playoff series since 1999.
It will be a tough test for Julien, but he might be able to do it. ''You want to be gritty in all areas,'' he said.