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Claude Julien | Center

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (55) / 4/23/1960
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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The Bruins could get a second-round draft pick in one of the next three years as compensation from the Oilers for the signing of Boston's former general manager, Peter Chiarelli.
Even though the Bruins' fired Chiarelli, compensation is usually granted when a GM has a number of years left on a long-term deal. Chiarelli had three more years outstanding in his contract with Boston at the time of his termination. By the way, assistant GM Don Sweeney seems to be the frontrunner to replace Chiarelli. Apr 25 - 9:14 AM

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The buzz is starting to get louder around Mike Milbury’s name as a coaching fit in Boston, according to HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman.

Of course, the first step is firing coach Claude Julien after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in eight years. Boston went 41-27-14 this season. Milbury is currently an analyst for NBC, and the 62-year-old has not coached since 1998-99, though he began his coaching career in the late 80s with the Bruins.
Apr 18 - 8:04 PM

Look for the Bruins to bolster their roster with players who can improve the team's transition game.

The Bruins had trouble moving from their defensive zone to the offensive zone this past season and did not create as many chances as in the past off the rush. It is likely they will be looking at acquiring a puck-moving and/or sharp passing defenseman this off-season as well as a few forwards who are quick and gritty who can generate scoring opportunities off the rush and by cycling in the opponents' zone. Cam Neely has the Boston helm at the moment. He will no no doubt be hiring a GM who shares his vision.
Apr 18 - 8:40 AM

Boston let go of three scouts on Wednesday.

Amateur scouts Mike Chiarelli and Denis Leblanc, as well as European head scout Jukka Holtari were fired. The Bruins started the day by relieving GM Peter Chiarelli of his position and whoever takes over for him will make a decision on what to do with head coach Claude Julien.
Apr 15 - 4:40 PM

The Boston Bruins have relieved Peter Chiarelli of his duties as General Manager of the team.

"We are grateful for Peter's service to the Bruins organization over the last nine seasons," said team president Cam Neely. "His efforts undoubtedly helped the team achieve great success during his tenure and he helped restore the proud tradition of Boston Bruins hockey. We ultimately feel that this change is necessary in order to ensure sustainable success for the club both in the short term and the long term. Our search for a new General Manager will begin immediately." Chiarelli has been the GM of the Bruins for the past nine seasons and his rosters compiled a 386-233-85 record under his watch.
Apr 15 - 10:57 AM

Coach Claude Julien admitted that he could have gotten more out of his players in 2014-15.

"I have to look at myself as a coach and say what else can I do to get the most out of some of these players," said Julien. "The core group for the most part was always good. They came and played hard. I still have to ... and I've said that before, I've said that to Peter, my job as a coach is to get the most out of everybody, and that wasn't the case this year. I have to take ownership of that as well." Julien and GM Peter Chiarelli are in danger of losing their jobs after the Bruins underperformed and failed to make the playoffs.
Apr 14 - 8:17 AM

The Boston Bruins front office and management have begun to internally discuss the direction of the franchise

Just a season removed from winning the Presidents Trophy in 2013-14, the Bruins failed to make the playoffs. A season mired in turmoil and unrest, even the owners began making near-ultimatums to the coaches and players at large if they failed to reach the post-season. Without a doubt, this will be an interesting summer in Boston.
Apr 12 - 8:10 PM

The Boston Bruins are out of the playoff picture for the first time since 2007.

The Bruins were hit hard by injuries all season, but those excuses won't matter now. "Everybody's pretty down right now," Bruins coach Claude Julien said, via the team's official Twitter account. "When you don't make the playoffs, as you know, you've failed." It will be interesting to see what the Bruins decide to do with Julien in the coming days. They will surely have to shake up the roster during the off-season if they hope to take a step forward in 2015-16.
Apr 12 - 9:55 AM

Boston has left plenty of points on the table this season because of shootouts.

The Bruins have a mark of 8-3 in overtime, but they have a 3-9 record in shootouts. "I'm not a big fan of earning extra points that way," said coach Claude Julien. "This is a team game, and when you let individuals decide it that way, I'm still old-school when it comes to that. I have a hard time with it. But it's an entertainment sport and the fans seem to enjoy it." Boston was overtaken by the surging Ottawa Senators on Monday night for the last Wild Card spot in the East.
Mar 24 - 8:13 AM

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli is looking to make a move before the trade deadline.

Chiarelli has reportedly inquired about Buffalo's Chris Stewart and Columbus' Cam Atkinson. However, the Blue Jackets don't seem that eager to move Atkinson and the asking price for Stewart might prove to be too rich for the Bruins. Still, it seems apparent that Boston is looking to make a move in the hopes of making the playoffs. It's worth noting that Chiarelli's job is reportedly on the line and rival general managers are aware of that and are willing to exploit it under the belief that he has to make a move. Take that with a grain of salt, but it certainly wouldn't be surprising if Boston is active before the deadline.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 24 - 5:51 PM

Boston will continue a five-game road trip in Calgary on Monday.

The Bruins lost at Vancouver on Friday to drop their record to 11-11-3 away from TD Garden. "It is out of character," said coach Claude Julien after a lengthy team meeting. "That's what we need to fix here, is our approach to games. We need to understand that we're still a blue-collar team, that has had success in the past and will continue to have success by bringing a better work ethic than the other team and better commitment."
Feb 16 - 8:22 AM

The Bruins may be looking for a forward on the trade market to bolster their scoring.

It is believed that Boston management had interest in the recently-traded Drew Stafford and may be looking at other free-agent alternatives who could be acquired rather inexpensively. Former Bruin Michael Ryder may now be on the team's radar and Buffalo's Chris Stewart may also be on the B's acquisition list. Stay tuned.
Feb 14 - 9:46 AM

Boston has talked a lot about their lack of power plays this season, but on Tuesday they probably should've declined them.

The Bruins had three scoreless power plays against Dallas and the Stars scored two shorthanded goals to give them a 5-3 victory. "Poor work ethic on the power play. When you look at the second goal, our two guys back there are flat-footed and lackadaisical and very soft," coach Claude Julien said. "It's real disappointing that our power play was like that tonight."
Feb 11 - 9:04 AM

Boston ranks last in the league in power-play opportunities with 122.

The New Jersey Devils sit 29th with 148 power-play chances, while Tampa Bay is first with 196. Boston has had two or fewer power plays in a game 28 times this season. It's been frustrating for the players and for coach Claude Julien.
Feb 10 - 8:16 AM

Claude Julien says he isn't afraid to mix up the Bruins' lines when he feels they need a spark.

Julien has consistently shifted his lines (specifically right wingers) throughout the season. Loui Eriksson, David Pastrnak and now Reilly Smith have each received an opportunity to play on the B's top line. "I’m going to move parts around when I feel that I need to and then there’s some chemistry there for at least a year and a half, almost two years," said Julien. "I didn’t feel that we were getting a lot of offense and so I had to move some parts around. Putting them together, I felt confident that they would be able to generate some offense and they did."
Feb 8 - 9:10 AM

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4Gregory Campbell
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3Daniel Paille
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RW1Loui Eriksson
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4Chris Kelly
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D1Zdeno Chara
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4Dennis Seidenberg
5Adam McQuaid
6Matt Bartkowski
7Kevan Miller
8Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
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