Bruins To Host News Conference Friday Regarding Claude Julien

General manager Peter Chiarelli and the Boston Bruins are hosting a news conference Friday morning at 10 a.m. regarding head coach Claude Julien.

While no announcement has been made, many believe that the news conference is to report the extension of the head coach, who is entering the final year of his three-year contract.

Julien was the 2008-09 recipient of the Jack Adams award as the NHL's top head coach of the season. Since joining the B's in 2007, Julien has led the squad to a 94-48-22 record and two playoff appearances.

Chiarelli was given an extension earlier this summer after the GM built
the Black and Gold into the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference last
season.

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