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Open Thread: Action Out East

Bruins fire their coach, updated standings, Coyote Ugly

The Bruins have relieved Coach Claude Julien of his duties.
The Bruins have relieved Coach Claude Julien of his duties.
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Day 2 of Oilers Bye Week doesn't have a whole lot going on in the West, but there's some action going on in Boston.

  • The Bruins have relieved Claude Julien of his coaching duties.  Julien had been the longest tenured coach in the NHL, and unless Ken Hitchcock is on line 2, I can't understand why they'd want to rid themselves of Julien. Boston looks to bury this headline in that their head coach gets removed on the day of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl parade. Boston isn't having a red letter season, but the options other than Hitch don't look all that appetizing.  Maybe Gerard Gallant can get a taxi.
  • This story broke over the weekend, but the Coyotes aren't getting that new arena of theirs in Tempe.  That gives them a couple of choices, namely staying in Glendale, and exploring...other options.