Claude Julien knows a good thing when he sees it.
Julien, 54, has made three stops in his NHL coaching career, but it’s clear his seven-year run with the Boston Bruins has been his best and most successful, and the one he’ll be associated with someday when his career come to an end. After all he’s made the playoffs all seven seasons while helping to turn around a Black and Gold franchise mired in the depths of despair when he arrived. He won the Jack Adams Award, given to the league's best coach, in 2008-09, and -- most importantly -- guided the team to Stanley Cup glory in 2011.
So the question was posed to Julien last week, while he was helping introduce Joe Sacco as one of his new assistant coaches, as to how long he’s going to coach the Bruins.
And even though he’s now the second-longest tenured coach in the NHL, behind only Detroit’s Mike Babcock, he intends to stay on the job for as long as possible.
“As long as I can," said Julien. "I’m not ready to retire y...