PC's Nate Leaman rumored as coaching replacement for Boston Bruins


On the day that rumors swirled about Providence College hockey coach Nate Leaman being the likely successor to Claude Julien, should the veteran B's head coach be fired, the Bruins alumni team just so happened to take the ice at Schneider Arena.

Celebrity Alumni including Ray Bourque, Bobby Sweeney, Reggie Lemin, Mike Krushelnyski, Rick Middleton, Andy Brickley, Bob Beers and Cleon Daskalakis, faced off with the Matt Light heroes to support the former New England Patriots' The Light Foundation and The Little Heroes Fund.

"It's incredible when you have a group that has done so much and for so many different organizations," said Matt Light.

On Saturday the Boston Bruins were eliminated from NHL Playoff contention for the second straight year.

"I just don't think they're good enough yet," said Bruins legend Ray Bourque. "I think (general manager) Don Sweeney inherited a few problems."

"Thanks to Claude Julien," said former Bruin Rick Middleton. "The way he pulled that team together and actually got them in first place a month ago is truly amazing."

Many believe the Bruins will choose to part ways with Julien, despite winning more games than any other Boston coach in franchise history.

"It's 50-50 I think," said Middleton. "Sometimes they just have to make a move to make a move."

"I think it's going to be tough to find somebody better than him," said Bourque. "I don't think he's the problem."

Leaman could not be found at Sunday's game at Schneider Arena.

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