Therrien fired, Julien named new Canadiens coach

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That didn’t take long.

Just a week after being relieved of his head coaching duties by the Boston Bruins, Julien returns to Montreal in what will be his second opportunity as the head coach of the storied franchise.

According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, this change has been brewing for a couple of days.

The Canadiens (31-19-8), got off to a blazing start to the season, with a 13-1-1 record in their first 15 games. Since that point, the team has been just average, a reality that factored into General Manager Mark Bergevin’s decision to inject a new voice into his locker room.

It’s clear that Montreal needed to move quickly, as multiple teams were interested in bringing in Julien. This move should help to shore up the defensive lapses that have plagued the Canadiens all season.

With a new voice in the locker room, and All-Star Goalie in Carey Price between the pipes, the Canadiens will have every opportunity to live up to their Stanley Cup aspirations this season, and beyond.

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