In a strange turn of events, the Boston Bruins have announced that they have fired their head coach Claude Julien. 

The decision to fire Julien, who had led the B's to an underwhelming, 26-23-6 record so far this season, isn't really the shocking, as the head coach had been under fire for the past couple of seasons.

The timing is a bit bizarre, as the team's press conference to make the move official will conflict with the Patriots' championship parade celebration.

After winning the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals and returning to the Cup in 2013, the Bruins and Julien had struggled over the past few seasons, hovering around the middle of the league in mediocrity.

Over 10 years in Boston, Julien went 419-246-96. Though he is the team's all-time winningest head coach, his message had seemingly grown stale among his players as they underachieved.

In place of Julien, the B's have announced that assistant coach Bruce Cassidy will serve as the team's interim head coach. The team is off until Thursday, so they will have some time to adjust to the coaching change.

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