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Time To Say Goodbye To Claude Julien

from Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe,

Sorry. Claude has been nothing but class and professionalism. He is the winningest coach in team history and he brought the Cup back to Causeway Street. But nine years is enough. Nobody gets to do this forever. The Bruins have to rebuild and Julien might not be the guy for a team of youngsters.

They certainly haven’t responded to him in the big moments the last two years. Saturday’s embarrassing 6-1 “must-win” loss to the moribund Ottawa Senators would get a lot of coaches fired.

“It’s unacceptable, the way we showed up,’’ admitted Patrice Bergeron, Boston’s best player.

Does this mean the end for Claude, the longest-tenured coach in the NHL?

“That’s not my decision,’’ said Bergeron. “But this is definitely not on him. It should be on us.’’


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