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03-04-2013, 08:24 PM
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I think it's a whole "doctrine" if you will, a way of being, an ingrained philosophy that Julien has instilled in Boston and he has his whole team buying into it. I'm not sure if he believe himself in that whole bully stuff but I think the main concept is this:

Have as much players willing to play with grit on your squad, guys with fire, guys with chips on their shoulders and then create a "everbody is against us" mentality. It's a bit like the Maffia if you will. I've heard a lot of coach using that concept "Us against the World". Aparantly Jacques Demers did something similar in 93 when coaching the Habs on their cup run. It succeeded in giving them more determination.

The OP has a good point in that is it just psychological warfare that Julien is saying those things or is he believing it? Maybe Julien is starting to believe his own bull, maybe?

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