NHL.com periodically will be doing a series called "Five Questions With …," a Q&A with some of the key movers and shakers in the game today aimed at gaining some insight into their lives and careers.
While maintaining a steady pace to stay ready for the start of the NHL season, Boston coach Claude Julien also has kept close tabs on what is happening throughout the Bruins organization.
He has traveled the short distance to Providence, R.I., to check out the Bruins' American Hockey League team, the Providence Bruins. Julien went on a scouting trip with Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli to see some of the Bruins' junior-hockey prospects. He continues to show up to the office at least four days a week to work out and go over strategies they plan to implement when the players return.
And Sunday, Julien who has won a Memorial Cup and a Stanley Cup, will get a chance to keep his coaching chops fresh by getting back behind the bench to lead a local youth team that won his services as part of a charity raffle drive to benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and minor hockey programs in the area.
Julien's one-day job as coach of the Winthrop, Mass., Squirt B team was not the reason NHL.com approached him for this Q&A, but it's as good a place to start as any.