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Claude Julien Met With The Media Today

from Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald,

Bruins coach Claude Julien spoke to the media today for the first time since being endorsed by new general manager Don Sweeney, saying that, while there were no guarantees, he felt comfortable he would continue to coach the team.

"You have to understand the business and you have to give the GM time to assess and make decisions," said Julien this morning at Ristuccia Arena. "He's got to feel comfortable, too. As much as it wasn't a lot of fun or easy, it wasn't frustration, it was more about understanding the situation.

"My feeling was pretty positive that we could certainly work together. Even in our conversations it certainly felt that way. Maybe if it hadn't been that way it would have been different."...

Julien attempted to dispel the notion this morning that his job was in any jeopardy.

"I know a lot of speculations have been made on whether this is temporary or whatever it is," Julien said. "But we're really committed and determined to take this team and move forward in the right directions. Don and I have had talks and have a very, very similar outlook on what's needed and what we want to do. There was never an issue there at all. That's why it's worked out. We seemed to be seeing the same things.

"Personality-wise, we've known each other for a long time. It wasn't as tough a process as far as evaluating as people might think, but it was more about the time that was needed for him to feel comfortable with everything."

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