Claude Julien finds himself once again taking heat from fans and media. Why? Because in an awful effort against the Canadiens Claude dropped Jagr to a line with Campbell and Thornton, moved Seguin back to winger, and for some reason kept the Lucic-Krejci-Horton line perfectly in tact.
Fans are mad becuase the Bruins arn't showing the effort they have in past years. And Julien isn't doing anything about it. He would rather let the lines ride and let the mediocrity continue. For example Milan Lucic only has one goal in his last twenty two games. Horton doesn't want to make contact any more and though he has been scoring a few goals, how many wide open nets has he missed? Yet Claude kept the line intact. As a matter of fact it was the only line he did keep in tact. Julien continues to keep Krejci on the line with two wingers who don't deserve to play there.
Claudes stubbornness often gets in the way of the Bruins success. Why not put Jagr with Krejci? It makes the most sense and the last thing the Bruins should do is waste Jagr's talent mucking it up on a line with Campbell and Thornton. Now, according to reports, Seguin has been dropped down to a line with Paille and Campbell. It doesn't make sense. These are needed points against a mediocre team like the Hurricanes.
But with Julien's lines the Bruins have no shot at a cup. Will he change the lines at all? It won't happen tonight as these are the predicted lines: