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by Paul on 09/16/07 at 11:17 AM ET
from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,
Bruins coach Claude Julien, originally from outside of Ottawa, grew up speaking both French and English. But he considers his first language to be French, which he utilizes when having one-on-one conversations with the French-first players on his roster, including Patrice Bergeron, Manny Fernandez, and newcomer Pascal Pelletier.
“I see it as a respect thing,” explained Julien. “It’s their first language, and so I speak French. If they were Russian, and I spoke Russian, I’d speak to them in Russian.”
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