Let's take a look at the end of coach Claude Julien as the Bruins coach. Imo he should of been fired 2 years prior than he was. Sweeney played it safe by keeping Julien while he put his plan in place. Transitioning from a slow and aging successful team to more faster and up tempo team . While transitioning was underway the Bruins came up short for the playoffs. Missing the playoffs was more on Sweeney than Julien . Actually if it wasn't for Julien the Bruins wouldn't be missing the playoffs by a point 2 years in a row. Julien has the ability to take a bad team and make it look like their better than they really are. That's the real reason why Sweeney kept Julien for 2 extra years.