For now at least, Claude Julien is going nowhere.
Julien will remain as the Boston Bruins’ head coach, and his entire coaching staff will stay, too, according to multiple reports. The Sports Hub’s Tony Massarotti was the first to report the news.
The news isn’t exactly surprising, but there was some question as to whether Julien would return after the Bruins fired general manager Peter Chiarelli and Don Sweeney was promoted to GM. Julien and Sweeney obviously have plenty of familiarity after working together for a good part of Julien’s tenure as head coach in Boston.
The 2015-16 season will be Julien’s ninth behind the Boston bench. Last season was the first time under Julien the Bruins missed the playoffs, despite accumulating 96 points. Boston, of course, won the Stanley Cup in 2011 and advanced to the Stanley Cup Final in 2013 under Julien.
It’s expected that the Bruins will make the news official on Friday. Sweeney will meet with the media in Buffalo at the NHL scouting combine.
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