The Boston Bruins will reportedly enter the 2015-16 campaign with head coach Claude Julien and he will be allowed to keep his staff, according to CSN New England’s Tony Massarotti, who was citing a source.
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The idea that Julien will be back meshes with previous reports. However, it sounded like the Bruins were, at least at one point, considering replacing some or all of his assistant coaches.
As the Boston Globe noted, Julien might be on a short leash even if he does return, giving him little margin for error.
Since joining the Bruins in 2008, Julien has led them to a 351-192-79 record. He inherited a team that had missed the playoffs in back-to-back years and led them to seven consecutive postseason berths. Over that stretch Boston made it to the Stanley Cup Final twice and won the championship in 2011. However, they’re coming off of a disappointing season where they failed to make the playoffs.