Chiarelli says Julien's 'job is safe'

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli gave head coach Claude Julien a vote of confidence Wednesday in a radio interview with WEEI.

Chiarelli, speaking on the "Salk and Holley Show," said as long as he is GM of the Bruins, Julien's job is secure.

"I feel strongly about our coach, and his job is safe," said Chiarelli, who hired Julien back in the summer of 2007. "As long as I'm here, his job is safe."

Julien is 256-146-56 as the Bruins head coach. He won the Jack Adams Trophy in 2009 and led the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup in 39 seasons in 2011.