Julien’s Misfortune Could Turn Into An Opportunity For The Habs

First and foremost, let’s take a moment to wish Claude Julien a prompt recovering from his cardiac episode (or tightness in the chest, as they said). I have absolutely no doubt that Claude is a great guy and definitely a truly respected professional. As a matter of fact, the Boston Bruins and the New Jersey Devils, two teams that Julien has coached in the past, took the time to send their best wishes to the Canadiens’ bench boss through Twitter.

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Coaching Change: The Time Has Come

If there’s one certainty in professional sports, it’s that coaches will get fired and replaced at some point in time. There’s usually no predetermined timeframe to do so either. When they get hired, coaches know that one day, they will get canned and that, whether it’s their own fault or not. This doesn’t mean that the coach being replaced is a bad coach as many Jack Adams Award winners have been fired at one point or another in their career. It simply means that either the message gets stale, or that the team has taken a different direction.

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