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Is Claude Julien headed back to Montreal?

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A meeting between the GM and players, with no Michel Therrien present, could be a harbinger of doom.

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This could be the worst-case scenario for the Bruins in the fallout of firing coach Claude Julien.

The Canadiens have not been doing very well lately; they’re 3-5-2 in their last 10 games and have been in a mediocre funk since a strong start to the season. According to Nicolas Poulin (h/t to Puck Daddy for the link), GM Marc Bergevin recently met with Canadiens players without coach Michel Therrien.

He then met separately with Therrien.

Could Therrien be on the chopping block, which would open the door to a re-hire of Claude Julien? It would certainly be a slap in Boston’s face if so.

Time will tell.

Claude was previously the head coach of the Canadiens, from 2003-2006; from there he moved on to head coach the New Jersey Devils. He had a 72-62-25 record with the Canadiens over the course of three seasons. Not quite Bruins numbers, but hey.