TSN is currently reporting that the Bruins have hired Claude Julien to replace Dave Lewis
as the next head coach. Julien last season led the New Jersey Devils to 1st in the Atlantic Division, but was fired by Lou Lamoriello. Lamoriello is now currently the Devils CEO, President, GM, and head coach. I'm not sure of the official reasoning for Julien's firing, but I think it was because Lamoriello wanted the glory of coaching the team in the playoffs. As everyone knows, I was pulling for Ted Donato, but Julien is obviously a more NHL experienced coach and a more reliable choice. I'm curious when Chiarelli is going to announce this one and what his selling points are going to be.
Also, Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins got a fantastic deal for Brandon Bochenski.
A one year 600,000 dollar contract was reached by the two parties. For the Bruins in 06-07, Bochenski had an 11-11-22 line with a +3 in 31 games. He is a born goal-scorer and there is know doubt in my mind that if he is given a good amount of playing time, he'll score 25 goals next season. I'll give 600,000 dollars for that any day.