Friday, September 04, 2009
JULIEN TO BE B'S COACH FOR AWHILE
Claude Julien, who had 1 year left on his deal, and the Bruins agreed to a "multi-year extension." This should keep Julien behind the Bruin bench into the mid 2010s. Last year, he became only the 3rd Bruins head coach to win the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year.
He's won 94 games in 2 seasons as Bruins head coach, accumulated 210 points, and made the playoffs twice. He's helped develop young players like Milan Lucic, Phil Kessel, and David Krejci into true forces on the ice. He's also helped veteran players like Marco Sturm along. Everybody seems to get better when they become a Bruin, and Julien is a big part of that.