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Habs Release Michel Therrien, Hire Claude Julien

MONTREAL, CANADA - APRIL 26: Headcoach of the Boston Bruins Claude Julien at the post game press conference after Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 26, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.   (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Claude Julien;

The Montreal Canadiens have announced the firing of head coach Michel Therrien and the hiring of former Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien.

The move came on Tuesday, which was the second day of the Canadiens mandatory bye-week.

Julien coached the Bruins to a Stanley Cup championship in 2011, and coached the Canadiens for three seasons. Julien was released by the Bruins on February 7.

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