Claude Julien Reminisces On Time In Boston.

Published January 16, 2018 at 12:20

Former Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien was fired 11 month ago by the team, and thanks to weird NHL scheduling, the coach has yet to make his return to Boston. 

He of course was hired almost immediately by the Montreal Canadiens and on Wednesday he'll finally be back to the city where he won a Stanley Cup. 

"There will be butterflies, there's no doubt about it," Julien explained. "You don't spend 10 years in a city you enjoyed coaching in and had success in, one you built a family life in, without feeling something about it. I have a lot of respect for that city. I love that city."

While speaking with Eric Engels of Sportsnet, Julien reminisced on some of his favourite moments behind the Bruins bench including the legendary comeback win against the Toronto Maple Leafs 2013. 

"When you feel that the room's got control of themselves and you know they're in the right place, then you back off," Julien said. "I give a lot of credit to Milan Lucic, who stepped in front of the bench during a TV timeout and yelled. The F-bomb came out. We were down 4-1 in the third period and he said, ‘We've got lots of time here and let's [expletive] go.'

"Then he, Nathan Horton and David Krejci went out there the very next shift and scored and got us back in the game. They got the ball rolling, and then all I can say is that as we scored and scored again, and you could really feel the Leafs tightening up. Panic was there, and you could feel the building and feel the belief."
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