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Claude Julien | Center

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (54) / 4/23/1960
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195

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Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien doesn't plan on retiring any time soon.
Julien turned 54 in April. "I'm still enjoying it, it's a lot of fun," Julien said. "And even if you have some disappointments like we did in the playoffs, you have to look back and say, 'Okay, we had a great season.' [You] let yourself revved up for the next challenge, and so on and so forth. I may look old, but I still feel young at heart." After serving as the bench boss in New Jersey and Montreal, Julien has been the Boston Bruins head coach for seven seasons. The team has been very successful under him though and as long as that persists, the Bruins will be happy to keep him on board. Jul 30 - 9:16 AM

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The Boston Bruins aren't likely to sign any of the remaining right wingers on the unrestricted free agent market.

The Bruins will probably need almost all of their spare cap space to sign their restricted free agents. That being said, they might still try to add someone via the trade market and shed some salary while they're at it. In an ideal world, they would like to at least partially fill the void left by Jarome Iginla's departure.
Jul 11 - 9:41 AM

The Boston Bruins are comfortable with the fact that they stayed quiet during the free agent frenzy.

The Bruins didn't have the cap space to make a significant move, but they could have chosen to shed salary on the trade market and opted not to. "I kind of like where we are. We've got players signed," Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli explained. He added, "What's important too is that were able to preserve money and cap space going forward for the likes of [David] Krejci and [Milan] Lucic and [Johnny] Boychuk and [Dougie] Hamilton and [Torey] Krug and [Reilly] Smith." The Bruins might still make some moves this summer, but they probably won't do anything big.
Jul 4 - 8:41 AM

The Boston Bruins are still combing over some options to change their roster for next season.

"I'll look at some stuff. I wanted to let the market settle down," said GM Peter Chiarelli. "There are some guys that will maybe take less that I'll look at. We've got seven or eight names on our board, and we have seven or eight names that are subject of trade discussion. I'll look at some stuff and we'll see where it goes. I don't know where it will go, oftentimes there is a first wave, then the second wave really sometimes doesn't happen for a week or so." The Bruins are in the market for a replacement on the right side of their top line or third-line depth player.
Jul 3 - 9:51 AM

Boston assistant coach Geoff Ward has resigned.

He will be the head coach of the Mannheim Eagles in Germany. Ward has been head coach Claude Julien's top assistant for the last seven years. He helped improve the Bruins' power play in 2013-14 and did a lot of work with the team in extra-attacker situations.
Jun 20 - 8:03 AM

It looks like the Boston Bruins' cap penalty stemming from performance bonuses will be $4.75 million.

What happened is that when you sign a player to a contract that includes bonuses, only the player's base salary initially counts against the salary cap. If they achieve their bonuses, then they are applied to the cap as well, but because it happens after the fact, teams can actually exceed the ceiling by doing this. As punishment for doing so, the amount you exceeded the cap by is charged against the team for the following season, so the Bruins will consequently have a rather large cap penalty working against them for the 2014-15 campaign.
Jun 18 - 8:12 AM

The Boston Bruins are the favorites to be the 2015 Stanley Cup champions based on the vegas odds.

That's not shocking. There's concerns that the fatigue will be a factor for the Los Angeles Kings after three long playoff runs and the Bruins are one of the best alternatives. Of course, it's way too early to know who the real favorites will be as we haven't even seen what kind of offseason each team will have.
Jun 15 - 9:42 AM

It looks like assistant general manager Don Sweeney won't be leaving the Boston Bruins at this time.

Sweeney was believed to be in the running for the Washington Capitals' GM job, but that position ultimately went to Brian MacLellan. Boston has already lost Jim Benning to Vancouver, so while they would have been supportive had Sweeney left, they probably appreciate the fact that they won't have to find a replacement for him.
May 28 - 8:45 AM

Coach Claude Julien tipped his hat to Montreal goaltender Carey Price after the Bruins were knocked out of the playoffs by the Canadiens on Wednesday.

"You always got to give credit to the team that moves ahead, and I'll tell you one thing: Their goaltender Carey Price was outstanding," Julien said. "He gave them a chance to win every night. There were some nights we thought we could have come out with a win, but the way he played, he allowed that team to win every night, and certainly when you play the way he did, it gave his team a lot of confidence. So that was, to me, one of the keys to their success, was how strong Carey Price played for them." Price had a shutout streak of 103:46 before Jarome Iginla scored Boston's only goal in Game 7.
May 15 - 10:52 AM

Boston coach Claude Julien didn't feel like his players "disrespected" the Montreal Canadiens during their second-round series.

"I don't think we disrespected them," said Julien after Game 7's 3-1 loss. "There's a rivalry here. As I said earlier in French, we don't like them. It's a rivalry. At the same time, the pounding of the chest, people who have been here, we've done that all year, because it's related to Boston Strong. Our players take pride in Boston Strong. Unfortunately, everything we did seemed to be seen as disrespect. We heard a lot of whining throughout the series, but it has nothing to do with disrespect." Montreal apparently used that and Shawn Thornton's water bottle spraying on P.K. Subban as extra motivation in Games 6 and 7 to help them win the series.
May 15 - 9:56 AM

Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien is getting ready for his 10th career Game 7.

That will put Julien in a tie with Mike Keenan for the most Game 7s ever as a coach. This is also an opportunity for Julien and the Bruins to advance to the Eastern Conference Final for the third time in four years. Boston will play against Montreal Wednesday night.
May 14 - 12:37 PM

The Boston Bruins broke out of their power-play slump on Saturday.

Boston was 0-for-8 with the man advantage in the second round and the team squandered another two opportunities in the first period of Saturday's contest. However, the Bruins' Reilly Smith and Jarome Iginla netted power-play goals just 32 seconds apart to kill the drought. The Bruins ranked third with a 21.7% power-play success rate in the regular season, so it was just a matter of time before they started clicking again.
May 11 - 8:28 AM

Boston's power play has gone dry in the second round against Montreal.

The Bruins have gone 0-for-8 with the man advantage after torching the Detroit Red Wings for six goals on 16 opportunities in Round 1. The series is currently 2-2 between Boston and Montreal.
May 9 - 6:50 AM

Coach Claude Julien is looking for his team to step up in Game 4 Thursday night.

"We're a group that's confident," said Julien. "But we also have guys now who are frustrated at themselves. They know they have to be better. They're going to be better (in Game 4 tonight). That's the confidence we have in our group. We've got to rely on those guys to come up (tonight) and play the kind of game that they can. It's a 2-1 series. It's not the end of the world here. We've just got to battle back. There's no reason to panic. We haven't in the past and we're not going to panic now." The Bruins could certainly use more from their top line. Krejci has one assist in the series and no goals in the playoffs.
May 8 - 10:41 AM

Under coach Claude Julien, the Bruins have a 14-1 record in Game 3s.

Just in case you find those kinds of statistics neat. Ultimately it's not a particularly strong indicator of how Game 3 against Montreal will go, but it certainly shows that the Bruins have been able to win key matchups in the past. "They're all important, but this is definitely a big one in our minds," Patrice Bergeron said, regarding Tuesday's game.
May 6 - 4:33 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Daniel Paille
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Johnny Boychuk
4Dougie Hamilton
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Adam McQuaid
7Matt Bartkowski
8Kevan Miller
9Corey Potter
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg