Coaches take similar paths to finals

Updated: June 4, 2011, 2:50 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- It is not uncommon to see teams adopt the personalities of their coaches: tough, emotional, stoic. It is less common opposing coaches reflect similar traits and tendencies and further present mirror images of themselves.

Yet it should come as no surprise that the two coaches left standing this season, Claude Julien of Boston and Alain Vigneault of Vancouver, do just that. Not only are the two men good friends and former teammates, the paths they have ...

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