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05-19-2013, 12:31 PM
Mike Farkas
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Explain the Claude Julien effect in Montreal and NJ. Theodore and Brodeur?
In NJ, as I recall, and perhaps TDMM can talk further about this, but I recall there being a fair amount of reluctance to Julien's system and how it wasn't really a fit for New Jersey and the players not really buying into it or playing it all that well. Still, Brodeur posted the second highest save pct. of his storied career that year, but by many accounts, the players seemed to be fairly unhappy there and Julien didn't finish out the year despite the statistical success.

I don't have the memory to know if Juliien employed the same tactics in Montreal as he does in Boston. So, I can't personally speak on that without going back and watching the film first...Theodore's 2004 season was one of the best of his career, so I can't imagine he strayed too far from his roots...

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