Claude Julien releases statement
Any coach who loses his job will tell you that it’s a tough pill to swallow, especially before the end of a regular season. Now that the reality has sunk in for Claude Julien after Tuesday’s unceremonious announcement of his firing, the now former Bruins bench boss will unquestionably be looking towards his future.
But before he does, Julien had one final statement to make about his 10 years in Boston that included the highest of highs and lowest of lows. From blowing a 3-0 series lead against the Flyers in 2010 to winning a Stanley Cup the very next season – and taking his team to another final appearance two years later – to a Jack Adams Award in 2009 and a Presidents Trophy in 2014 and two straight late regular season collapses, the roller coaster ride has seen its share of loops.
No matter the outcome, the winningest coach in franchise history always kept his head held high. Things were no different when he released a statement thanking the Bruins organization, game day staff and most of all the fans, in his final remarks about his tenure in The Hub of Hockey.
From Claude Julien: pic.twitter.com/56W4fsc34U
— DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) February 9, 2017
Any team that hires Julien will be fortunate enough to have him behind the bench.