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Claude Julien wasn’t quite as outspoken against embellishment on Monday as he was Sunday night, but the Bruins head coach stood by his stance that something needs to be done.
Julien ripped just about everyone involved Sunday night, speaking out about embellishing in the moment’s following his team’s 4-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. The Bruins returned to practice Monday, and Julien spoke about it again.
“I didn’t question their character because they play hard, they’re a good team,” Julien said, according to the Bruins’ website. “The only thing I talked about was the embellishment. It wasn’t just directed at them, it was directed at what we’re trying to clean up in the league.
“I have a strong opinion on certain things, and I stick by it. We’re a professional league here. Basketball’s been through it and they’ve kind of cleaned that up, and I’m hoping we’re going to do the same thing with hockey.”
Julien admitted that while his team isn’t totally innocent themselves wh
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Claude Julien was not happy on Sunday night. After his team lost 4-3 to the Montreal Canadiens in a game filled with fights and 48 penalty minutes, the Bruins coach lashed out at the Habs and the referees in his postgame press conference. Julien pointed to an uncalled crosscheck on Tyler Seguin that led to Zdeno Chara fighting Alexi Emelin as one example of the refs’ ineptitude...
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
“The frustrating thing is that we get 17 minutes into the penalty box when we should have been on the power play. It’s as simple as that,” said Julien. “It’s frustrating because tonight – as everybody saw – there’s a lot of embellishment. This is embarrassing for our game: the embellishing. Right now they’ve got over 100 power plays...
Last night's 4-3 loss ot the Montreal Canadiens was hard for Bruins fans to swallow, and the team itself, too. After the game, head coach Claude Julien went ham on the refs not calling a cross-check that broke a stick against Seguin's ribs, and the Habs for embellishing hits.
This prompted some Habs fans to get a little uppity, as to be expected. Some even...
The Habs give their take on Claude Julien’s comments and look towards their match-up with the Islanders.
Claude Julien may have had a few choice words for the Habs after Sunday night’s game in Boston, but as far as the Canadiens are concerned, that just means they’re doing their job. When asked about some of Julien’s less-than-flattering comments...
Sunday night’s game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins featured a full-on playoff atmosphere, with Montreal winning a 4-3 thriller that went down to the wire. Penalties were one of the stories of the evening, as the Bruins served 32 minutes in the box compared to Montreal’s 16. The Canadiens had five power play’s, while Boston had only six.
After the game, Bruins...
Calm, quite, and conservative Claude was just the opposite after the game versus the Habs. Claude said after the 4-3 lose that "There was a lot of embellishment. It's pretty embarrassing for our game." The Candiens have been known to embellish and that, along with their fans, is why they are one of the most hated teams in the NHL.
Claude went on to say that "Right...
So where does Bruins coach Claude Julien get off lecturing any other team about taking pratfalls to draw penalties? His players embellish every chance they get. This is the video case against them.
The Bruins under Claude Julien have put the utmost value on being able to use any one of the four lines at just about any point in the game. At the very least, the B’s have been at their best when they’ve got the top three lines operating at an adequate level.
That’s not happening right now, and while the Bruins’ early-season dominance may have hidden some of their flaws...
This article was in the Vancouver Sun today and it’s a scream… it’s a must read if you haven’t seen it.
Cam Cole, The Vancouver Sun --- *** Is Boston coach Claude Julien right? Are the Habs the biggest collection of divers and embellishers in the NHL? (Memo to Beantown bloggers: does this mean the Vancouver Canucks are off the hook?) Is it an affront to all that's...
A physical contest between the Bruins and the Habs highlighted some lessons for the Bruins to take on the road with them
At the end of the game between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night, ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun tweeted this about the game:
Hell of a game in Boston tonight. B’s still class of the East for me buttalk about a statement win for the Habs.
BOSTON — It’s becoming more and more clear that P.K. Subban is someone who relishes the opportunity to be the bad guy in opposing rinks, especially if that rink is TD Garden. When he’s in town with the Canadiens to play the Bruins, Subban turns into the NHL’s version of the bad guy in a professional wrestling match, or a heel as it’s called in the business.
And while Subban...
Did the Bruins play poorly on Sunday? You’d never know watching them pick apart the Capitals in the first period Tuesday night.
Claude Julien appears to have rallied his troops nicely after a poor showing at the end of last game, which ultimately resulted in a 4-3 loss to Montreal. Brad Marchand is back to scoring goals, the Bruins penalty kill is looking sharp and even the team’s...
The last time the Bruins took the ice at Washington’s Verizon Center, they were dealt a crushing overtime loss that knocked them out of the playoffs last season. The B’s are back in the nation’s capital Tuesday night, looking to rebound from a loss to Montreal against a struggling Capitals team
Overshadowed by Claude Julien‘s postgame “embellishment” comments on Sunday...
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Though the Boston Bruins haven't forgotten that Washington ended their 2011 Stanley Cup title defense prematurely in last season's playoffs, they're simply more focused on how to stop the surging Capitals on Tuesday night.
The last time these two teams played, seventh-seeded Washington celebrated Joel Ward's overtime goal that gave it a 2-1 victory in Game 7 of their...