Claude Julien has been the head coach of the Boston Bruins since 2007 and has accumulated a record of 419 wins, 246 losses, and 94 overtime losses. He won a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011. Early Tuesday morning, the Bruins fired him and named assistant coach Bruce Cassidy the interim coach.

This has been something that many have been speculating about for the entire season and it seemed like it was only a matter of time before this became a reality. But was this really the right call or was there other people to blame for the average season that they are having?

In my opinion, it was not the right call.

Ever since the hiring of Don Sweeney, things have not been going very well for the Bruins, and I think it started even before him. Peter Chiarelli put the Bruins in a bad position when he left them, by putting them up very close to the salary cap. He also traded away Tyler Seguin, which did not really work out too well for them.

Don Sweeney has continued this trend of bad moves. In his first draft, he acquired two first round picks by trading away Dougie Hamilton and Milan Lucic. Most people expected a bigger deal to be made with these picks, but instead he used them all to pick players who were not expected to go as high in the draft as they did.

A better solution to the problems in Boston would be to fire the general manager and get a better, more experienced general manager. They need to deal with some of their veterans and try to get some younger talent. The only player whose production is increasing is Brad Marchand.

Claude Julien has shown that when he is given the opportunity to coach good players, he can get them far into the playoffs. Cutting ties with him will most likely only make them a worse team to end the season off.

Julien will most likely not be out of work for too long as many teams would be very interested in having a coach with the kind of success that he has had in his career. The possibility is there for him to become the very first coach in franchise history for the Vegas Golden Knights. There are also a few other teams with interim coaches, such as the New York Islanders.

Boston will probably be looking for a new coach soon, and one possibility would be Ken Hitchcock. Hitchcock was recently fired by the St. Louis Blues and may be interested in the job. It is not certain that he is still looking to be a coach in the NHL at the age of 65, but if he is interested, it could be a good fit.

The Bruins are currently in a very tight playoff race in the Atlantic division and they will now have to compete without their long-time coach behind the bench.

Claude Julien has been the head coach of the Boston Bruins since 2007 and has accumulated a record of 419 wins, 246 losses, and 94 overtime losses. He won a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011. Early Tuesday morning, the Bruins fired him and named assistant coach Bruce Cassidy the interim coach.

This has been something that many have been speculating about for the entire season and it seemed like it was only a matter of time before this became a reality. But was this really the right call or was there other people to blame for the average season that they are having?

In my opinion, it was not the right call.

Ever since the hiring of Don Sweeney, things have not been going very well for the Bruins, and I think it started even before him. Peter Chiarelli put the Bruins in a bad position when he left them, by putting them up very close to the salary cap. He also traded away Tyler Seguin, which did not really work out too well for them.

Don Sweeney has continued this trend of bad moves. In his first draft, he acquired two first round picks by trading away Dougie Hamilton and Milan Lucic. Most people expected a bigger deal to be made with these picks, but instead he used them all to pick players who were not expected to go as high in the draft as they did.

A better solution to the problems in Boston would be to fire the general manager and get a better, more experienced general manager. They need to deal with some of their veterans and try to get some younger talent. The only player whose production is increasing is Brad Marchand.

Claude Julien has shown that when he is given the opportunity to coach good players, he can get them far into the playoffs. Cutting ties with him will most likely only make them a worse team to end the season off.

Julien will most likely not be out of work for too long as many teams would be very interested in having a coach with the kind of success that he has had in his career. The possibility is there for him to become the very first coach in franchise history for the Vegas Golden Knights. There are also a few other teams with interim coaches, such as the New York Islanders.

Boston will probably be looking for a new coach soon, and one possibility would be Ken Hitchcock. Hitchcock was recently fired by the St. Louis Blues and may be interested in the job. It is not certain that he is still looking to be a coach in the NHL at the age of 65, but if he is interested, it could be a good fit.

The Bruins are currently in a very tight playoff race in the Atlantic division and they will now have to compete without their long-time coach behind the bench.