Claude Julien
Year
Team
W
L
OTL
Pts.
Win %
2006-07
NJ
47
24
8
102
.595
Franchise
Career Totals
 
47
24
8
102
.595
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
When it comes to the X's and O's, yeah, Julien is a great coach. It showed, too, leading the Devils for the
most part to a record-breaking year. Ultimately, 49 wins in 06-07.

His approach, though, is what many of us believe lead to his firing in the last week of the season. The

Devils have always responded to a hands-on demanding coach, and Julien was not that type of coach.

The official reasoning from Lamoriello: "The team wasn't ready for the playoffs." With what I just put

out there, that would make sense. The Cup changes everything... oh no, I just turned into an NHL
marketing plug.

Anyway, it does, and Lou had to have thought that Julien wasn't providing the right motivation for the

playoffs.

Four years later, though, where did things size up? Well, the Devils were still stuck in the starting blocks,

while Julien lead the Boston Bruins to a Stanley Cup. You put the rest of the pieces together.
Claude Julien
Born: 4.23.60 Blind River, Ontario
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