Claude Julien threw in the line as he was answering a question about whether the lengthy layoff between games for the Bruins had allowed him to do some work for the upcoming Olympics.
“Yeah, the Olympics,” he said. “And I spent the last couple of days solidifying the glass between the benches.”
That, of course, was a good-natured jab at Avalanche coach Patrick Roy, in town Thursday night for the first time as a head coach. Roy got into a shouting match with Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau in the Avalanche’s opener, and nearly toppled the partition between the benches. He was fined $10,000.
“I don’t expect any problems with Claude Julien,” Roy responded when apprised of the quip. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.