The Bruins announced that they have re-signed Head Coach Claude Julien to a multi-year contract extension.
Coach Julien, 2009 winner of the Jack Adams award (best Coach) has had nothing but success while behind the bench in Beantown. During his first season, the Bruins posted a respectable 94 points, an 18 point improvement over 2006/07. They lost in seven games to Montreal, but that series, most notably Game 6, rekindled fan interest in the Boys of Winter.
Obviously, the Bruins had another impressive campaign last year, finishing first in the Eastern Conference, but their early playoff exit at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes has left Julien, and the Bruins as a whole, with a palpable sense of disappointment and eagerness; a mixture that when properly channeled can, and should propel the Bruins deep into the 2010 playoffs.