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by Alanah McGinley on 04/11/11 at 03:18 PM ET
From Douglas Flynn at NESN:
By now, no one needs reminding that the Bruins blew a 3-0 series lead and a 3-0 lead in Game 7 at the Garden en route to their ignominious end. The only thing more shocking than that defeat may have been the fact that the team didn’t make wholesale changes in its wake.
While there have been plenty of personnel tweaks in the 11 months since, the team’s leadership remains intact. And with the Bruins set to open their next playoff series Thursday against Montreal, Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli stated he never even considered making coach Claude Julien the scapegoat for that collapse.
“I didn’t consider making a coaching change,” Chiarelli said in a conference call on Monday afternoon. “I felt that there were a lot of variables that were mitigating, so I didn’t even consider making a coaching change.”
A year later, the Bruins are back in the postseason and in a much better position than the start of last year’s playoffs.
read on for more from Chiarelli and Julien
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