Claude Julien

Claude Julien says he feels safe working for Cam Neely

DJ Bean
June 10, 2015 - 6:39 am
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WILMINGTON -- Claude Julien is back for a ninth season as Bruins coach, and he said Wednesday at Ristuccia Arena that he doesn't feel his status is temporary. Furthermore, he said he feels safe working for B's president Cam Neely, who has reportedly wanted to fire him in the past. The Boston Globe reported after the season that Neely wanted to relieve the coach in January. "That'€™s what'€™s been out there. Is it the truth? That'€™s the biggest question," Julien said of Neely wanting him gone. Neely infamously said years ago that the Bruins can't win games by a 0-0 score, something that was perceived as a shot at Julien. Both he and Julien say they've moved past that comment -- Julien even noted they go out for drinks -- but that isn't what's in question. What's in question is whether Neely is going to want Julien gone again at some point. "I think it'€™s foolish to think that a president is just hovering over a coach'€™s head, waiting [to] fire him," Julien said. "He'€™s had the power, I guess, to do that, and he didn'€™t. I think right there and then, it'€™s got to tell you something. It'€™s not an issue for me." More to come from Julien.