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Jeremy Jacobs ‘Confident’ Bruins Will Return To Stanley Cup Level

BOSTON — The annual “State of the Bruins” was held Thursday night at TD Garden. Season ticket holders had the opportunity to ask questions to team ownership, president Cam Neely, general manager Peter Chiarelli, head coach Claude Julien and David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara. After the event, Bruins owner and NHL Board of Governors chairman Jeremy Jacobs talked...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: ‘Reason To Be Excited About’ Bruins Rookie David Pastrnak

BOLTON, Mass. — David Pastrnak’s first NHL training camp doesn’t start for another few days, and it’ll be another few weeks before he learns whether he begins his rookie season on the Boston Bruins’ roster. In his brief experience competing against fellow NHL prospects, however, the 18-year-old has made quite the impression. Pastrnak was one of several young Bruins players...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston's Toughest Bruin: Cam Neely

Toughness takes on many forms in hockey. That's especially true for an Original Six team like the Boston Bruins, which has been around for 90 years. There have been ferocious fighters like John Wensink (who even once chased Claude Julien around the ice during their playing days years ago, challenging the current Bruins coach to a fight). There have been big, strong power forwards...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Julien: 'I may look old, but I feel young at heart'

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Sacco: ‘It’s An Exciting Time To Be Part Of The Bruins Organization’

Joe Sacco is coming home to Boston, and he’s looking forward to being part of the Bruins’ future success as an assistant coach on Claude Julien’s staff. “Well, it’s obviously an exciting time to be part of the Bruins organization right now and the success that they’ve had in the past number of years,” Sacco said during a conference call Thursday, a few hours after the...
Via NESN.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

My (Not-So) Drastic Line Combinations for the Boston Bruins

With the loss of Jarome Iginla to free agency this summer, the Boston Bruins have a hole in the right side of their first line.  During the tenure of head coach Claude Julien, his Bruins team has been very reluctant to make wholesale changes to multiple lines when players are…
Via CLNS Radio
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Assistant Geoff Ward Resigns, Will Coach In Germany Next Season

Boston Bruins assistant coach Geoff Ward has resigned to pursue a head-coaching opportunity overseas, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Thursday morning. Ward, who had been a part of Claude Julien’s staff since 2007, will take over as head coach of the Mannheim Eagles in the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga next season. Ward, 52, spent 12 years as a coach the OHL...
Via NESN.com
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Dougie Hamilton well on his way to becoming an "elite defenseman"

One of the bright spots from Boston's 2014 regular season, and abruptly short playoff run, was the development and growth of 20-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton. After playing in a shortened rookie season due to the NHL lockout last year, Hamilton found himself thrust into the second most important spot in the defensive unit in the postseason, playing next to Zdeno Chara...
Via BruinsLife
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Boston Bruins’ Wrap-Up News Conference (Live Stream)

The Boston Bruins’ season-ending news conference from TD Garden featuring head coach Claude Julien and general manager Peter Chiarelli will begin at 2 p.m. Friday. Check back here to watch it live.Filed under: Boston Bruins, Live Stream, NESN Staff, Top Stories
Via NESN.com
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 7 postgame interviews: Julien, Lucic, Chara, Bergeron, Boychuk, Marchand, Iginla (video)

The Bruins dropped Game 7 on home ice vs the Canadiens 3-1, ending their promising season much too early, done so by the hands of their hated rivals.Left to wonder: Claude Julien and the Bruins drop Game 7 to Montreal (via ESPN.com)For the final time this season, here are the postgame interviews from the Black and Gold, starting with coach Claude Julien, followed by Milan Lucic,...
Via BruinsLife
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien on Game 6 scrum: "It takes two to tangle"

     The ending to Game 6 between the Bruins and the Habs got a bit ugly, as is expected when one rival team defeats another in the playoffs by a large margin. Following the game, many people, including the Montreal Canadiens twitter page, blamed the Bruins for a "lack of classiness."      Of course, this is ironic, considering the entire scrum began when Montreal...
Via BruinsLife
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

War of Words, Bruins and Canadiens

#489914773 / gettyimages.comThe war of words has started between the two teams. Game seven should be pretty tame compared to last night's game. Unless the game gets out of hand for one team, either way, I don't see any extra bravo sierra happening in game seven. I could be wrong. I always like the exchange of words between the two teams. Always entertaining. Reminds me of...
Via Goon's World
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins/Habs Game 6 highlights and postgame interviews (video)

The Bruins couldn't close out the Canadiens on the road in Game 6 on Monday, leaving us all to deal with the dreaded Game 7 back in Boston tomorrow night.Off on the wrong foot: Lars Eller's goal just two minutes into the game set an ugly tone for the B's (via ESPN.com)The B's rarely make it easy for us. This will be Boston's ninth Game 7 under Claude Julien, with...
Via BruinsLife
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien Goes To Bat For Bruins After Late Scrum In Game 6

It’s not unusual for Stanley Cup playoff games to get a little physical in the final minutes, and the Bruins-Canadiens matchup on Monday night was no different. The B’s and Habs had plenty of rough stuff in the final minute, which all seemed to start after Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov appeared to pitchfork Bruins captain Zdeno Chara in the groin. That didn’t sit well...
Via NESN.com
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Comedy of errors doom Boston Bruins as Habs force Game 7

Boston Bruins' coach Claude Julien wanted his team to come out and match the desperation-fueled intensity that he expected the Montreal Canadiens to fire out of the gates with in Monday night's Game 6 as they tried to stave off elimination.What he got instead was an ugly 4-0 loss and a winner-take-all Game 7 in Boston on Wednesday night.Up three games to two and with a chance...
Via Little Blog of Hate
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Julien’s one-liner misses the mark

Claude Julien got his quotes mixed up: Coach, what do you expect in Game 7? "I expect us to win" ^CS — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 13, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Hockey Night In Canada’s Bruins-Canadiens Game 6 Montage

The Boston Bruins have an opportunity to eliminate the Montreal Canadiens from the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs Monday night at the Bell Centre. Boston lost the last Game 6 it played in Montreal (2011, Round 1), and it is 1-5 in Game 6s with a 3-2 series lead in the Claude Julien era. As usual, Hockey Night in Canada created a brilliant pre-game montage before Monday’s...
Via NESN.com
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien Brings Nothing But Success To Bruins During Tenure (Video)

The Boston Bruins have had a lot of success in the playoffs in recent years, and saying that coach Claude Julien is a big part of that is an understatement. “Really a coach’s job begins with that will to win and making sure that he sees it in every player that’s going to be in the lineup that given evening,” NESN’s Andy Brickley said after the game. Check out the rest of...
Via NESN.com
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: David Krejci, Top Line ‘Needs To Find Rhythm Again’ (Video)

The last two times the Boston Bruins played for the Stanley Cup championship — in 2011 and 2013 — David Krejci racked up 23 and 26 points, respectively, in the postseason. During the 2013-14 Stanley Cup playoffs, the top line center has just three points. It’s clear to anyone who watches a game that Krejci hasn’t been as effective during his time on ice during this postseason...
Via NESN.com
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 4 highlights, Julien and Faser postgame interviews (video)

Matt Fraser scored just 1:19 into overtime to hand the Bruins the 1-0 win in Game 4 over Montreal at the Bell Centre.Not bad for Fraser's first-career postseason goal and game.All smiles: Boychuk hugs Fraser after his OT-winner (via ESPN.com)You can catch the recap of the action here, as well as the stats and facts from Game 4 here. (hint, Fraser is everywhere).Here are the...
Via BruinsLife
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Julien mixes lines at practice, Fraser recalled, Florek sent to Prov. ahead of Game 4

At pregame skate this morning at the Bell Centre, Bruins coach Claude Julien did more than just shake-up the line combinations with a few changes here and there.He practically blew up the entire system and put the pieces back together with his hand covering his eyes. What resulted was the lineup you see below:Milan Lucic - Patrice Bergeron - Loui ErikssonDaniel Paille - David Krejci...
Via BruinsLife
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 4 Adjustments Essential For Bruins After Uncharacteristic Game 3 (Video)

The Boston Bruins aren’t happy with their performance in Game 3 of their second-round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens, but they know that they can do better. The Habs tallied two breakaway goals on the Bruins, something that Bruins forward Shawn Thornton rightly called “uncharacteristic” of Boston’s usually strong blue line. Still, Claude Julien attributed...
Via NESN.com
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien On Being Down 2-1: ‘It’s Not The End Of The World For Us’

The Boston Bruins aren’t hitting the panic button. After dropping Game 3 of their second-round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens 4-2, the Habs took a 2-1 series lead, but the Bruins know there is still plenty of hockey to be played. “It’s a 2-1 series, and it’s not the end of the world for us,” Claude Julien told reporters, via the Toronto Sun. “We’re not...
Via NESN.com
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Is Michel Therrien Out Coaching Claude Julien?

Sportsnet's Hockey Central at Noon panel believes he is...  
Via Kukla's Korner
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien, Bruins react to Game 3 loss (video)

The Bruins dropped Game 3 vs the Habs Tuesday night, doing so in frustrating fashion. The B's fell behind 3-0 just after halfway through the second period, and even though they were able to get two goals on the board, it was too little too late for the Black and Gold.Claude Julien spoke to the media after the game, citing the defensive breakdowns and the lack of awareness that...
Via BruinsLife
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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