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Claude Julien | Center

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (53) / 4/23/1960
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195

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The Boston Bruins have won their second Presidents' Trophy.
Boston never lost more than two games in a row this season. With one game left, they have an outstanding 54-18-9 record. "I think that’s what it's all about. The President's Trophy identifies a team who's been good for the [entire] regular season. The other thing is, it also guarantees home ice as long as you're in the playoffs," said Claude Julien. "Those are two things we're really proud of, but that's where it stops. The next step is we still got to do some work here in order to get the trophy that we all really want here." Two of eight Presidents' Trophy winners have gone on to win the Stanley Cup in the salary cap era, including the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks. Apr 13 - 9:53 AM

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With their 5-2 win over Philadelphia Saturday, the Bruins have clinched first place in the Eastern Conference.

The significance of that accomplishment is that the Bruins will have home ice advantage in every playoff series until the Stanley Cup should they make it that far. They are also leading the President's Trophy race for top spot overall in the NHL. If they are able to maintain that position they would have home ice advantage for the Cup finals too.
Apr 6 - 8:39 AM

With their 2-0 win over Colorado Friday night the Bruins were the first team to clinche a playoff spot.

The Bruins has been on fire for the past month winning 11 consecutive games and are now tied with the Blues for the President's Trophy with 12 games left in the season. The pursuit of top spot in the NHL should be enough to keep Boston sharp over the next month.
Mar 22 - 8:44 AM

If the Bruins make a significant move before the trade deadline, it will probably be to acquire a defenseman.

Boston has been getting by without Dennis Seidenberg (knee), but there's no question it thinned their defense. Adding another solid defender now might prove to be critical once the playoffs start. "The [Dennis] Seidenberg injury is, I think, what weighs on everybody," said Bruins coach Claude Julien. "It's easier said than done. I'm sure if there's help available, that if we can get some help, we will. If not, I'm going forward and feeling comfortable that those guys will step it up like they did last year." That being said, Boston reportedly hasn't made an offer for Ottawa defenseman Chris Phillips despite rumors to the contrary.
Mar 1 - 9:20 AM

Boston will be busy in March when the NHL kicks into full gear following the Olympic break.

The Bruins have 17 games in March, including five sets of back-to-back situations. "We know from our past experience coming out of the Olympic break that the whole level of the league will go up another notch here. It's going to be very competitive hockey," assistant coach Doug Jarvis said. "It'll be physical, it'll be quick, it'll be teams scratching and clawing for every point they can get as we head towards the playoffs." Boston has played 17 contests in March for the past two seasons and the team had a 9-7-1 in 2012 and last year, they posted a mark of 9-6-2. The club believes they will fair better this time around.
Feb 24 - 10:03 AM

The Boston Bruins will have a medal of each color at the end of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Goaltender Tuukka Rask won the bronze medal with Finland on Saturday, while Patrice Bergeron (Canada) and Loui Eriksson (Sweden) will battle for gold on Sunday.
Feb 22 - 2:01 PM

Don't count on the Boston Bruins making a trade before the Olympic roster freeze at 3:00 p.m. ET on Friday.

"I don't really normally forecast when it comes to trades, but I don't think there will be much action before the roster freeze," said Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. "I've talked to some teams, but I don't think anybody is in any hurry." Chiarelli suggested that part of the problem is that teams don't want to assume a player's cap burden for an extra couple of weeks before the deadline. Given that a lot of competitive teams don't have much cap space, that makes sense. Even still, it wouldn't be surprising to see some players get moved in the coming days.
Feb 5 - 5:12 PM

The Bruins will play in the United Center for the first time since they lost the Stanley Cup finals last season.

Sunday afternoon's game will be the first one Boston will have played since the team's game-six collapse last June. It will no doubt be a spirited contest and one well worth watching around the tremendous football games offered to the viewing public on Sunday.
Jan 19 - 8:45 AM

The Boston Bruins don't have any plans to acquire a defenseman right now, according to GM Peter Chiarelli.

"We're going to look from within and see how it works out," Chiarelli said. "We'll get Dougie back (tonight) and we'll see how the group comes together. After that I'll make an assessment on whether we need to add somebody. If you're asking me if something is going to happen in a week? No. Two weeks? No. I haven't made any calls; I haven't delved into that yet. I know who's available just from making my routine calls over the course of time. There's a fair amount (of defensemen) available. Nothing is perfect. You're not going to replace Dennis." He added that he wants to see Boston's defense corps tighten up, but he is satisfied with the depth that the team possesses.
Jan 2 - 9:07 AM

The Bruins may be in the market for a veteran defenseman to replace the injured Dennis Seidenberg.

Seidenberg, who will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, will not be easy to replace as he logs big minutes in all game situations. A number of names have already been floated including Michael Del Zotto, Tim Gleason and Dan Girardi. Wade Redden, who played for Boston last season, is also a possibility. The Bruins may also decide that Dougie Hamilton, when he returns from a lower-body injury, is ready to step up and take on a bigger role with the team. Stay tuned.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:34:00 AM

The Bruins' power play has been nothing short of amazing the last 10 days.

In Boston's last three games the power play has produced five goals on eight chances. Milan Lucic had the following to say about the team's play with the man advantage: "I think this is the best [the PP] has been since Savvy's [Marc Savard] been gone. It's nice to see. It's nice to have it as a weapon". The Bruins' first PP unit usually features David Krejci, Jarome Iginla and Milan Lucic with some combination of Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug. Make sure all of these players are active at the moment.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 08:52:00 AM

Only the Bruins' top line proved to be effective in Boston's 4-3 loss to New Jersey on Saturday.

"Tonight we had one [forward] line going and we needed more. [There were] too many mediocre guys. Whether it was hitting a wall or whatever the case may be, it just wasn't good enough," said Claude Julien. "We had the day off yesterday to give those guys a rest, but three games in four nights isn't always an easy thing to go through." The Bruins are dealing with some injuries, most notably to Loui Eriksson, but this is still a fairly deep squad. We wouldn't read too much into their problems on Saturday.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 09:04:00 AM

When the Bruins host the Devils at TD Garden Saturday night they wiil oppose two former and prominent teammates.

It will be the first visit to Boston as Devils for Michael Ryder and Jaromir Jagr. We expect they will be greated warmly and then treated like every other ex-Bruin.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 07:55:00 AM

Boston coach Claude Julien doesn't want to see a let-down performance against the lowly Buffalo Sabres Wednesday night.

The Bruins play the unbeaten (in regulation) San Jose Sharks Thursday night in a back-to-back set. "The most prudent thing to do right now is look at yourself and understand how important that game is, because we're coming back the next night to play a team that's undefeated in a back-to-back," Julien said. "We know they're already here. You've got to try and earn those points when you feel you can. Buffalo is a game we can't let get away from us. We've got to come out hard. In this league, the thing that's most dangerous is when you take things for granted. We can't."
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 06:44:00 AM

Coach Claude Julien wants to get better results from his power play.

"We have to keep working on it. I thought our power play was really good in the preseason with some of those new guys together. Whether it's gotten stale and guys aren't moving enough, that's one of the things," he said. "At the same time, you've got to be able to execute. Those passes for one-timers have to be in the right places for the guys to execute it properly, so it's a combination of a few things. But it's a few things we need to work on fixing. It's as simple as that." The Bruins have been criticized in the past for their meager power play and so far this year hasn't been any different. Boston ranks 25th in the league with the man advantage.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 06:56:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Chris Kelly
4Gregory Campbell
5Alexander Khokhlachev
6Matt Lindblad
7Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Carl Soderberg
4Daniel Paille
5Jordan Caron
6Matt Fraser
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Loui Eriksson
3Reilly Smith
4Shawn Thornton
5Justin Florek
D1Zdeno Chara
2Dennis Seidenberg
3Johnny Boychuk
4Matt Bartkowski
5Torey Krug
6Dougie Hamilton
7Andrej Meszaros
8Adam McQuaid
9Kevan Miller
10Corey Potter
G1Tuukka Rask
2Chad Johnson