This could really change the dynamic of the rest of the season.If, and that may be a big If, Julien wants to coach more this year there are teams who will take him in a heartbeat. Washington finished 29-29-8-6 and lost to Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals in six games. The Bruins are one point out of a playoff spot at the moment, after missing the postseason the last two seasons following late-season collapses.

Julien is the winningest coach in Bruins history with 419 victories.

Julien was spared in 2015 when team president Cam Neely made a decision to fire general manager Peter Chiarelli instead, replacing him with Sweeney.

Bruins center David Krejci said it was "shocking" when he and his teammates learned via text messages with general manager Don Sweeney that the Bruins parted ways with Julien.

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Russian Federation will also have to wait until WADA has reinstated its anti-doping agency Anderson said. Their ban has been extended by the IAAF ruling them out of the championships.

With Julien out of the job, Quenneville is now one of only four National Hockey League head coaches that have won a Stanley Cup with their current team, with Kings boss Darryl Sutter (2012, 2014), Randy Carlyle (Anaheim 2007) and Mike Sullivan (Penguins 2016) joining him in that club.

"I'm not naive to think that you're just going to go out there and your voice is going to make that happen, but we're going to tinker a little with our D zone in terms of getting pucks back quicker so we're not defending quite as long in our end, see if we can accomplish that".

"We've got work to do; I've got work to do", Sweeney said after the team missed the playoffs a year ago. Julien also won the Jack Adams Trophy as the league's top coach following the 2008-09 season. With the P-Bruins, Cassidy went 166-106-32 and guided them to the playoffs in each of his last three seasons on their bench.