Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Julien passes Cherry, but he's no Grapes
By Joe McDonald
BOSTON -- There’s no confusing current Bruins coach Claude Julien and former B’s bench boss Don Cherry. Actually, Cherry stands out above all others in the game of hockey for his flamboyance.
But Julien surpassed Cherry for third on the Bruins’ all-time wins list with Monday’s 5-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes for his 232nd win.
It’s not like Julien is too concerned with his personal achievements because he cares more about the team concept.
“Obviously it’s always nice to hear those things, but as I’ve mentioned before, I don’t put too much emphasis on that stuff,” he said. “It’s probably something you can look at after you’ve retired, look at those numbers. But the one thing I know is I’ll never be as flamboyant as Grapes, he’s got me beat big time on that. I might have more wins, but he deserves the credit in that area. I’m extremely boring compared to him.”
Julien now has Bruins legend Milt Schmidt in his sights with 245 wins.