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Bruins head coach fumes about Montreal’s ’embellishment’

Mar 3, 2013, 11:52 PM EDT

Claude Julien AP

The Montreal Canadiens didn’t just snatch first place in the Northeast Division and Eastern Conference with a 4-3 win against the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Some would argue they also got in their heads.

The rage boiled over when Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara got into fights about 30 seconds apart, but the angriest person might just be head coach Claude Julien. He griped about Montreal drawing penalties to’s Joe Haggerty.

“There was a lot of embellishment,” Julien said. “It’s pretty embarrassing for our game.”

Haggerty believes that Julien’s irritation isn’t just related to tonight’s contest.

The Bruins’ next game against Montreal takes place in Boston on March 27. After that, their final match of the 2013 season will happen in Montreal on April 6.

  1. mclovinhockey - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Embellishment is a joke, but the B’s really should not be saying much about it while they still have Marchand.
    Chara should be suspended for his hit

    • pepper2011 - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:07 AM

      what hit should Chara get suspended for? Emelin?

    • nunan - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:16 AM

      For you blind Habs fans: Just skip to the end of the video for the multiple slow-mo replays. I don’t think Emelin was intentionally trying to hurt Seguin but he did get him in a bad spot. You do that to any team’s star player and there’s going to be a reaction. Good on Chara.

      • solador78 - Mar 4, 2013 at 10:14 AM

        Chara: You rang?

    • 604YVR - Mar 4, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      • tdrusher225 - Mar 4, 2013 at 3:35 PM

        Yeah this isn’t news, even Bruins fans admit it and were on Marchand for playing that way. That’s one player opposed to a plethora of players on teams like the Canadiens.

      • jkaplan11 - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Habs players diving and getting rewarded for it isn’t news.

    • habsman - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:14 AM

      Mojo, it’s time to come out of the closet and admit you’re a Bruin fan. No self respecting Leaf fan would spend as much time on his knees praising (blowing) the Bruins as you do.

      Otherwise, you’re an embarassment to real Toronto fans everywhere.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 4, 2013 at 1:25 AM

        I’ll admit that I like them a lot more than the Habs.

  3. habsman - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Typical smoke and mirrors from Julien, he’s been doing it for years. Trying to disguise the fact his team constantly cheap shot people from behind. Sorry Clod, not going to work anymore. Your team is dirty. Period.

    BTW, why didn’t Rat Face drop the gloves vs. Subban? Who is the real coward Bruin fans?

    • drewzducks - Mar 4, 2013 at 1:03 AM

      Cuz what could Claude possibly know about the Habs and how their systems trains the ladies to cry and dive and embellish. It’s not like he was ever in position to have any inside knowledge. Oh that’s right. He was once employed in that Euro-trash wannabe town before he was canned cuz he obviously would never amount to anything as a coach. Pat Burns must be rolling in his grave when he watches this crap. His gang of thugs such as Corson, Odie, Lemieux, Ewen would be embarrassed at what the big “C” on their jersey has come to stand for.

      • habsman - Mar 4, 2013 at 1:15 AM

        Yes, Clod was once employed by the Habs…………..and was fired. So of course he wouldn’t have any grudges to hold, right?

        “Euro-trash wannabe town? Really? I don’t live in Montreal, but their reputation as a multi-cultural and diverse city far surpasses the reputation of Boston. Just ask Bill Russell, Jim Rice, Joel Ward, and most recently Torry Smith, etal.

        Biggest diver in NHL, Ferrence or Rat Face?

      • knowshockey - Mar 4, 2013 at 5:23 PM

        So hilarious seeing this. Boston is not a ditrty team you would say? Do you go on youtube sometime. Guys you have to watch this, its from the daily show and I couldnt stop laughing, it really show you how ridiculous the boston players and coach are. Its called “poke the bear” ! Enough said, just watch it and you will know what i meant

      • drewzducks - Mar 4, 2013 at 5:40 PM

        No where do I say the B’s are angels but apparently the Habs prefer to be treated like fairies. Whenever I need a good laugh and escape from reality I have a tough choosing between disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner’s pal and you tube of PK’s attempted draw of a penalty when he flopped in Game 7 in 2011 . Pretty much sums up the new “great generation” of Lez Canadiens hockey.

    • madtolive5 - Mar 4, 2013 at 3:55 AM

      Umm after pk did have a nice clean hit on Marchand. brad motioned to him near the bench and pk looked at him, ignored and then went off the ice.

      1.) don’t make things up
      2.) after their last fight why would you ever want to watch 5 minutes of them circling each other again?

      • habsman - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:20 PM

        The video doesn’t lie. Rat Face was the guy who turned and skated away. A coward, plain and simple. But thats typical of Bruin fans, trying to tell us we didn’t see what we did see. See?

      • madtolive5 - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM

        Ugh you guys are the worst

        BTW making calls to Boston sports radio? Got to be you…you are the only one who brings up the tired and false Campbell argument

    • fitzy187 - Mar 4, 2013 at 4:58 AM

      Habsman i wish i could drop the gloves with you. Typical internet wanna be tough guy all you do is talk trash on this message board get over yourself you act like your on the team or something.

      • habsman - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:22 PM

        If your anything like the team you follow, you wouldn’t drop the gloves unless my back was turned. Is that how you handle thing where you come from?

    • jasol20 - Mar 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

      Whoa. Minus the diving and theatrics, I actually really like Subban as a player when he plays hard. Love to hate him, but I can admit I’d love to have him on my team.

      But you clearly didn’t watch the game, because Marchand offered to go. Twice. Subban decided to skate away from it.

  4. rdurk86 - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Hey Habsman, how about your boy Emelin cheap shotting Seguin then turtling in the corner when he had to stand up for his actions? I know how much you love talking cheap shots.

    I love when the Habs talk all they want once the refs get in the middle. Your team is a bunch of frauds and its embarrassing. You should be embarrassed to be a fan, they are a complete joke.

    • habsman - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:36 AM

      Nice try, but you’re wrong. My “boy” Emelin (who is not a fighter) picked himself up after being blind-sided, and held his own vs. the larger Chara.

      Looks like your “boy” Seguin has a labia. My “boy” Gallagher was mugged all night long and didn’t complain or run down the runway crying.

      What aboutt Rat Face? I can’t seem to get a response from any B’s fans re: stick to Prust’s face, or chickening out vs. Subban.

      • sabatimus - Mar 4, 2013 at 1:01 AM

        You are a crock. Period.

      • habsman - Mar 4, 2013 at 1:18 AM

        What a brilliant response. Do you have a masters degree?

      • turk16 - Mar 4, 2013 at 6:51 PM

        If you watch the replay Emelin turns and is facing Chara when he gets knocked down. Then Chara waits for him to get up before he starts in on him. After the cheap shot he gave to Seguin he is lucky Chara even gave him a chance. Gallagher did not have to complain or run down the runway crying Therrien did enough of that for the whole team. Must have been a heavy flow night for him and the rest of the ladies.

    • jkaplan11 - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:36 AM

      This game was a classic Habs – Bruins game: Habs embellished, and Bruins were dirty.

      @rdurk86 – I aint embarrassed to be a habs fan. Dont know what fan your a team of, but I suspect your looking up at us in the standings

      As Drake once said: started from the bottom… now we’re here

      • jkaplan11 - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:38 AM

        *what team your a fan of

      • solador78 - Mar 4, 2013 at 10:12 AM

        There were at least half dozen slew foots by Bruins players in front of the net.

        Typical Boston crybabies don’t like it when they don’t get their way. Lol!

      • jpelle82 - Mar 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM

        cant believe you quoted wheelchair jimmy on a hockey forum

    • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      I really don’t like Emelin after watching him play the Pens this weekend, but in this case Emelin didn’t do anything crazy. Chara should definitely be suspended to send a clear message that while fighting is a penalty, hijacking someone like that is not a part of the game.

    • rdurk86 - Mar 4, 2013 at 10:32 AM

      He broke his stick in half cross checking Seguin 3 seconds after he passed the puck, then went and hid in the corner. When you take cheap shots at the top players on the other team, why wouldn’t you have to answer for that?

      How can you get blind sided by 6′ 9″ guy skating from center ice all the way to the corner? He “held his own” by turtling. You make it sound like Emelin can’t defend himself. Maybe he can, maybe he can’t. But if he wants to take cheap shots like that he better be ready for someone to respond. I don’t understand how you can defend his actions there.

      Marchand is an idiot for sure, and he really didn’t need to do that at all. I think Prust will be ok though.

      I didn’t really see Subban and Marchand dancing around, but I doubt either player was going to drop the gloves. You can make Marchand out to be a coward all you want. But you’re guy Subban is just as much of a coward with all the embellishment and such. I’m surprised he doesn’t have whiplash from jerking his head back so fast.

      Look, this was a great game to watch, both teams got some lucky bounces on the goals which probably evened out. It’s just frustrating to watch Montreal lower the game of hockey with the embellishment.

  5. sabatimus - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Claude, you had much more of a beef yesterday, when each team got boarding penalties for breathing wrong. That said, habsman is without question a clownbag who eats Montreal s**t peanuts.

  6. guitarmy204 - Mar 4, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Why would anyone want to try and fight Subban? All he is gonna go is skate away like a baby or turtle ASAP.

    • bigblueapple - Mar 4, 2013 at 4:00 AM

      Yeah Subban is so weak, just look at how he shoots and skates. Go watch wrestling, baby boy.

      • amerika1313 - Mar 4, 2013 at 8:43 AM

        Who said he was weak? He said Subban tutles or skates away. He does. What do shooting and skating have to do with fighting?

  7. dmfc1112 - Mar 4, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    As a fan of neither team, This was a very entertaining game. Games like this are the reason I am a hockey fan. It’s just a shame we don’t get more of them.

  8. kyzslew77 - Mar 4, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Already been said 10 times in this thread, but Julien complaining about embellishment when he coaches Marchand is really hilarious. Julien’s next complaint: “I’m tired of all the tall players in this league. The league needs to do something about tall players, particularly tall defensemen. It’s an embarrassment to the game.”

    • 950003cups - Mar 4, 2013 at 1:47 AM

      Kinda like when the owners threw $100,000,000 contracts at players right before the lockout. The they were trhe forst ones to cry about “all these ridiculous contracts”. AKA Craig Leipold!! Then led us all the the lockout land

      • bigt12789 - Mar 4, 2013 at 11:17 AM

        Yup and I’m pretty sure your boy Kovy got the ball rolling on ridiculous contracts.

  9. habswoman - Mar 4, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    Love the Marchand hate. You guys are all so jealous.

  10. indianhead1992 - Mar 4, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    Why is this news? I think all coaches feel this way about Canadiens, Bruins, Pittsburgh, and Vancouver…..

  11. bigblueapple - Mar 4, 2013 at 3:56 AM

    Hey Bruins, get used to fuming. Having a game yesterday at home that was earlier than the habs and not having to travel or play against Price and losing? And playing dirty? And then crying about it? Go headlock someone after the whistle, you’ll always have that to fall back on. Bruins “hockey”… What a joke. Love watching bruins broadcast and hearing about how the bruins are tapping into their inner “rage”. What idiots.

    Also Emelin did a great job getting Chara off the ice. That was funny. He’s gonna be breaking bruins ribs before the whistle fir years. Cry more. lol

    • drewzducks - Mar 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      Yeah Blueballs cuz Bruins “hockey” hasn’t won anything in recent years. Tool bag.

  12. tlndma - Mar 4, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    Marchand started diving for a while last year and was told to clean it up by the Bruins. Funny how he started scoring since. He certainly deserved the criticism for it then but, I think he’s cleaned that part up.

    As Haggerty states Julien’s rant is as much about the refs, season long, as it is about les Habs, last night. Boston’s number of power plays is way out of whack with how many times they’ve been whistled for infractions. I’ve been wondering when someone in the organization would go public with a complaint. My guess is Julien will start doing alot more than his usual head shaking, when he feels the B’s are getting the short end of the stick. I see a bench meltdown coming soon.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:14 AM

      I can’t imagine why they get whistled for so many infractions.

  13. drewsylvania - Mar 4, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Usual BS by the Habs cowards, nothing to see here.

  14. nosefacekillah - Mar 4, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    The only team the NHL handles more softly than the Habs are the Penguins. The Habs are always good for a +2 before the puck drops. Without their rich “history” Montreal would just be another Quebec, another poor Canadian city without a team. The fair weather fans leave in droves. The NHL knew there was no way for the city would support the team two years in a row sitting in the basement so we now see the results.

    • frozengolf - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:01 AM

      Wow. What is the colour of the sky in your world?

      • comeonnowguys - Mar 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM

        Black and Gold. :)

  15. frozengolf - Mar 4, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Typlical Bruins crybaby complaining after a loss. They tried to goon it up, were called on it by the refs, then complain when it happens! Amazing. When did the habs “dive”??? When Pacioretty got high sticked in the face by the the Rat? When Subban was boarded from behind by the neandrathal Thornton, who should have gotten at least 2 miniutes for that brutal? Yes, I admit that Emelin should have gotten a penalty on Seguin, but it was the same type of crap the Bruins were doing to our samller players all game.

  16. hockeywithdrawal - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Embellishment or not – the Bruins are one of a handful of teams that actually get away with more than most – because they commit more penalties than most. It’s almost like the refs eventually put their whistles away because they don’t want to keep calling the same sh*t over and over, even if the Bruins commit the same penalties over and over. There’s nothing for Julien or Bruins fans to be wimpering about. If he doesn’t want penalties called, he needs to tell the goons to play cleaner. There’s no crying in hockey.

    And Boychuk on Desharnais was disgraceful for Boston.

    • ironyisadeadscene - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:18 AM

      But you are wrong….. It was awesome. Can’t wait to bring it to the Penguins in a week…..Crosby should start boning up on his diving and complaining now

    • bigt12789 - Mar 4, 2013 at 10:50 AM

      Disgraceful? Please how is this any different from any of the sloppy ass Pens Flyers games we’ve seen over the past few years where is seems like the entire game consists of power plays? You should know better than most how many penalties get called when emotions run high. Not making any excuses for the B’s, it was just a hard hitting emotional game that they lost, just hoping they get their sh!t together and play smarter next time.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:31 PM

        Not sure what you thought I was talking about, but I didn’t think the game was disgraceful, I thought it was enjoyable, especially because I have no stock in either team. There was no penalty called on what I’m talking about, when Boychuck decided to put Desharnais in a face-wash headlock and not let go, covering both his nose and mouth…all 5’7″ of him. Not so manly…kind of pathetic. Yet while I keep hearing Bruins fans chirping about Seguin, no one is bringing that up. Game got out of hand at the end because the Bruins were trying to goon it up, and their star got whacked….that’ll happen.

  17. ironyisadeadscene - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Watching that game I realized that other than Prust, the Canadiens truly wear their vaginas on their sleeves. Loved seeing Thornton blow up Subban from behind (and Horton throw him into the net….so close to a face to goal post meeting).

    • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      The fact that there are 12 other people that like those comments pretty much says it all.

  18. arbruins - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    It was a good game, very exciting but Julien is correct. The Canadiens are divers and have been for a long time. I hear they even hired Alexandre Despatie in the off season to help Suban on his technique!

  19. rwbart1 - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    I guess Yemelin was embellishing a penalty as that albatross 33 was pounding his head in eh Claude?

  20. solador78 - Mar 4, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    You guys should be mad at Jeremy Jacobs. After the lockout, the Bruins are back to their old ways of being too cheap to bribe the league and refs anymore. I guess it can’t be 2011 every year.

    • nosefacekillah - Mar 4, 2013 at 10:21 AM

      The Canadians must have deep pockets!

      • solador78 - Mar 4, 2013 at 10:35 AM

        Stop betting on the Bruins and Jacobs will have no incentive to keep breaking your hearts.

      • mjvincent125 - Mar 4, 2013 at 5:44 PM


    • drewzducks - Mar 4, 2013 at 11:38 AM

      For Skankouver fans it will always be 2011. The Canucks, the greatest team that never was.

  21. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - Mar 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    As a fan of neither team, I’ll say this: the Habs did do some embellishing, but good lord are the Bruins a whiny bunch. Seems like every time they lose someone is crying their eyes out over some grand injustice, which is particularly ironic considering they’re right up there with the dirtiest teams in the league. Even on the ice they’re constantly whining about something. The only thing embarrassing to the game is how they refuse to admit that every now and then they just simply get outplayed.

  22. dan46778 - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Hold one a shine up the bruins 2011 stanly cup for all of u… Yes I am bruins fan but I would like pk on the bruins if he does not flop at every time someone touches him… But the Habs do flop alot in every game they play

  23. bigblueapple - Mar 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Let’s all laugh at the irony that this fanchise in its entirety and everything they stand for has no place in our game.

  24. bruinssuck - Mar 4, 2013 at 7:24 PM

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