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by Paul on 06/14/11 at 12:39 PM ET
from Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe,
Sorry we doubted you. Sorry about the criticism and the sarcasm and occasional wisecracks.
It wasn’t nice when Shawn Thornton went on the radio and the jock-talk guys asked him, “Do you think your coach looks more like Charlie Brown or Elmer Fudd?’’
Too easy to poke fun, right? So what if you look a little like Hank Hill’s friend, Bill Dauterive. Or Mr. Potato Head. We’ve come to love the way you punch the second “t’’ when you say, “tonigh . . . ttttt.’’
I was guilty of calling you “Grady Julien.’’ It has a nice ring to it, and after what happened in the playoffs last year, and the year before, it seemed to be a pretty good fit.
When you were hired we all just thought maybe you were Peter Chiarelli’s cousin. Like the general manager, you were a little dull and conservative. You never said anything flamboyant or controversial. You were always a stay-the-course, even-keel guy. The most outrageous thing we ever saw from you was that nifty, Bogart-like lid you wore during the Winter Classic. By Claude Julien standards, that was practically a lampshade on your head.
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