Claude Julien almost a Bruins.
According to the TSN network, the Boston Bruins are on the verge to hire Claude Julien as their new head coach. The Bruins have just fired Dave Lewis last friday, so the spot is officially open. Boston wanted to hire Julien last season but were too late. He had already signed a contract with the New-Jersey Devils.
Claude Julien had a record of 49 wins and 24 losses when he was fired only a few games before the beginning of the playoffs by Devils' General Manager Lou Lamoriello. The Bruins General Manager, Peter Chiarelli confirmed that Claude Julien was and is still his number one choice to be the Bruins head coach.
A press conference should confirm Julien's hiring during the course of this week.
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