Thursday, January 05, 2012

Auerbach Award for Coach/Executive of the Year

This goes to the off-field person who contributed the most to their team's on-field success. Here are the nominees...

Claude Julien, head coach - Boston Bruins
Peter Chiarelli, GM - Boston Bruins

The winner is...

Claude Julien

This time last year I wanted him fired. Now he's my second favorite Boston coach behind Belichick. He's quieted all his critics. his defensive scheme clearly works. He's developed Seguin into a prime time player. He's balanced Thomas' and Rask's playing time. All the players on the Bruins understand their roles, understand what's expected of them, and do it.

He puts his players in the best position to succeed. What else can you ask from a coach?

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