Recchi: Claude's not going anywhere

Mike Petraglia
February 04, 2010 - 6:26 pm

Even in good times, Mark Recchi has been around long enough to know that no hockey coach has security - let alone when you've lost nine straight and are falling out of the playoff picture. Still, the veteran Bruins forward doesn't think Claude Julien is going anywhere and he made that clear following Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to Montreal at TD Garden. Recchi pointed to the Carolina Hurricanes that got hot at the end of last season, a team that eliminated the Bruins in the second round of the playoffs in seven games. He also used last year's Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins as an example, noting they went on a tear after they let their coach go. But he quickly realized what he said and clarified himself. "Claude ain't going anywhere," Recchi said. "He's a great coach. But it's there and we're right there and if we keep playing like this, then that could happen. We could get on a big run."