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Claude Julien: Respect Means No "Rookies"

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Claude Julien is the head coach of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens. He was formerly the head coach of the Boston Bruins from 2007-2017. He led the team to the 2011 Stanley Cup and before his departure in 2017 was the longest-tenured head coach in the NHL.

Here, Julien explains why his teams do not refer to first-year players as "rookies." The reasoning is tied to notions of respect. From the start, players are taught to respect each other, so that they will play for each other, which is what it takes to win hockey games.