If Sweeney/Julien becomes a relationship that starts next season, Sweeney is going to have to show the same patience with his coach that he was preaching on Wednesday about having with his players.
In promoting Sweeney, the Bruins opted for familiarity and a subtle change in their way of doing business over a major reshaping of the organization.
Future comparisons will be made between Chiarelli’s work with the Oilers and Neely’s work with the Bruins.
James Stewart takes stock of the Red Sox 13 games into the season, and passes along a few Bruins thoughts as well as the team searches for a new general manager.
If Bruins president Cam Neely had his druthers, head coach Claude Julien would have been gone long ago according to a report.
No matter who replaces Chiarelli, Neely and Jacobs are going to be the ones to credit with success or blame for failures in the years ahead.
With regard to head coach Claude Julien, team president Cam Neely said that the next general manager will decide the coach’s fate.
“Some of the guys that I like to see play physical, for whatever reason maybe haven’t played as physical as they have in the past,”
“For me, anything we can do to eliminate more shootouts is a positive,” Neely said.