BSJ: Claude Julien: It was time for a change

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  1. Fenway

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    Joe McDonald sat down with Claude Julien for his first interview since leaving Boston.

    The story is behind Boston Sports Journal's paywall but here are some snippets.

    https://www.bostonsportsjournal.com...en-reflects-boston-looks-ahead-facing-bruins/

    Claude is well aware of the schedule and that they first game with Boston does not occur until January and then they play three times in a week. His family is still living here apparently because of school and he is proud Boston was his home for a decade.
     
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    Standing O on 1/17?
     
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    Based Claude.
     
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    I'm a big Claude Julien fan, and I completely agree with him.

    After all the success, it's hard to not be nostalgic and think it can happen again. But a change was necessary for both sides.
     
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    I will that's for sure! :handclap:
     
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    I sure hope so. One of the best coaches in team history.
     
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    Agreed - but Johnny Damon was booed as a Yankee on his return to Fenway. Different case to be sure, but we'll see!
     
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    Absolutely. Everyone but Spooner!
     
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    Yup. Nothing but cheers for his return. Once that's all good and over I will boo him until he leaves Montreal though. Haha I can only like someone so much that wears those colors...

    But good to see he doesn't have any ill will, hopefully he was treated with the respect he deserved when he was let go.
     
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    It was definitely time to move on for both sides. No bad feelings, lots of mutual great memories and he should be proud of how he helped bring this team out of obscurity.

    I hope the coach and his team fails like no other team has failed before... But I wish the man all the best! ;)
     
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    It's a different case because the fans of Boston literally drove him out of town. It's the same thing with Farrell right now. Anything bad happens: Head coaches fault. Anything good: despite the head coaches.

    It would be so Boston to drive a guy out of town then sweep everything under the rug like it never happened
     
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    Absolutely - Be the same as Francona
     
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    Says a lot about the man that the family decided to keep their children in schools in the Boston burbs. I don't care how much you are making, being away from your family for up to 9 months is hard.

    On the other hand being coach of the Habs makes your life a fishbowl in that hockey mad town and I am sure they feel it is better for the kids to stay here.
     
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    as frustrated as I got with him at times during the decade, still the best coach this fan has watched behind the bench for the B`s. Will never be able to take away the Cup win from him. Also seems to be a man who`s just a really decent guy away from the rink too for what that`s worth.

    That said, I wish him nothing but disaster behind the bench of the Habs:)<<<<< but in a nice way
     
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    I think 2 of his kids are adopted and had previously troubled homes, so there's probably some desire to maintain some stability and /or slowly make the transition to Canada.

    Claude is a classy guy, great coach, and an asset to NHL hockey. I was proud to root for his teams. I know a lot of people don't care when the game starts, but I appreciate trying to have some sportsmanship at the pro level.
     
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    I will be on my feet cheering
     
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    Classy Guy.
     
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    still mind blowing that the winningnest coach in Bruins history, a guy who helped bring a Cup back to Boston took an interwebz beating with consistency here.

    Yep, there were times it was deserved but it almost got to a point that even when good things were happening, there was still some in the crowd here that insisted they were happening in spite of CJ
     
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    He's a great guy. I've met him as well and nothing but class and an all around nice guy. Was proud to root for the teams he coached, I think some here take it for granted the success he had here and should remember the disaster he came into and the Lewis era. It sucks he went back to MTL but that's closer to home for him so it made sense.
     
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    Absolutely.
     
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    Damon left as free agent on his own free will.

    Claude was fired.

    Quite the difference.
     
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    Always loved Claude, one of the best coaches perhaps in league history when we look back on it 50 years from now and certainly team history, and his class is hard to beat. I'd want him leading me any day.


    Like he said, it was a time for a change, and that's ok, all around
     
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    There was a time I loved what Claude was doing with this team.

    Waited for the cup for a long time and he brought it home .

    Can't take that away from him, he had everyone dialed in, everyone had the others back, it was a thing of beauty.

    Sadly the message got stale way before he was fired. It was actually past time for change IMO.
     

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