Group Canada clearly views Claude Julien extremely, and with NHL personnel not collaborating within the Olympics, it’ll be the ex-Montreal Canadiens boss behind the bench in Beijing.
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper was tabbed to educate the Canadiens within the match, however when the NHL backed out, it left Canada with a emptiness to fill. In accordance to NHL Insider John Shannon, it’ll be Julien taking on.
Julien coached Group Canada within the Channel One Cup, and was supposed to educate them within the Spengler Cup later this month earlier than they elected to again out over COVID-19 issues.
The 61-year-old was fired by the Canadiens in February. He began his head teaching profession in Montreal, then went to New Jersey earlier than spending his most profitable years with the Boston Bruins, the place he received a Stanley Cup in 2011 and made it to at least one extra in 2013.
If Julien is certainly the one teaching, it’s attainable the Canadiens roll with a few of the similar gamers from their Channel One Cup staff, which was largely comprised of veteran gamers who’re enjoying outdoors america, like Jason Demers. That’s nonetheless to be decided although, and certain received’t be discovered for not less than just a few extra weeks.