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Canadiens fire Michel Therrien, replace him with Claude Julien

The Montreal Canadiens have fired head coach Michel Therrien and have replaced him with Claude Julien.

 

Michel Therrien’s days in Montreal were numbered, as the team was not performing near the expectations. They have played sub-par since mid-November, having the 23rd best record in the NHL since then. In 756 games behind the bench for the Penguins and Canadiens, Therrien went 375-284-6. He has yet to win a Stanley Cup, with the closest chance being in 07-08 when the Pittsburgh Penguins lost in the finals against Detroit.

Claude Julien on the other hand, was fired from the Boston Bruins in which fans thought was a wrong choice. Oh well, I guess the Bruins will see coach Julien quite a bit, now that he is at the helm of the Montreal Canadiens. Since coming into the league as a coach in 02-03, he has put together a 512-309-10 record with the Canadiens and Bruins. This is a really good move by the management in Montreal, as coach Julien brings a Stanley Cup win, along with plenty of playoff experience.

Coleton MacDonald
The Founder of Weliveforhockey.com

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