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Dan Bylsma

Dan Bylsma (born September 19, 1970) is the Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) as of February 15, 2009, replacing Michel Therrien.

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I swear to god Jake Bylsma turned me *** for a minute on that play.
I'm jealous of Rachel Wrench. Jake Bylsma is amazing.
the sighting of the rare Dan Wagner and Homer Bylsma bobbleheads
Just now remembered Dan Bylsma is no longer our Head Coach. 😢
Dan Bylsma still poking away at that Beau Bennett voodoo doll, "enough with the wrists..."
Nobody likes to see someone get seriously injured. But, do you think Dan Bylsma cracked a smile upon learning of Bennett's knee injury?
Was Dan Bylsma on the ice anywhere near Bennett when he got hurt?
.'s article about Adams fighting for a roster spot "Coach Dan Bylsma saw himself in Adams" not a valid reason to play someone
Most impressive last night. Sutter-bennett combo. Comeau. Harrington. 2 goals scored by crashing the net (Dan bylsma is confused).
Was able to spend some time talking to Dan Bylsma about at the prospects game in…
"Oskar Sundqvist with a goal. A European forward with a goal. Dan Bylsma probably vomitted in his pile of money." thank you so much pensblog
Ray Shero joins Dan Bylsma in the booth on NHL Network. Package deal, you know. "you go, we go"
Poor Dan Bylsma, he goes from coach of USA in the Olympics and the Penguins to an announcer for a prospects game
Wow, what a fall for Dan Bylsma. Forced to do games for NHL network.
It's very confusing seeing Dan Bylsma and the Pens - on different screens
They should have a fighting practice tourny ala Mustache Boy with Dan Bylsma. The loser gets to have a swollen face for a week
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It's weird watching Dan Bylsma as a neutral correspondent.
One hour until Top Prospects Game. and Dan Bylsma with the call.
0:14 mark of video in Ceremonial first puck…by Dan Bylsma. Sorry about the way things worked out Danny.
Are these leftover from the dan bylsma era? Will Craig Adams be modeling these?
Dan Bylsma is here, chatting with a handful of prospects. Ray Shero also addressed players earlier.
Former Coach Dan Bylsma in stands at AM skate for NHL Network. So is big contingent of laptop/iPad toting scouts.
Steve Mears, Dan Bylsma, EJ Hradek and Mark Roe have the call on NHL Net tonight for the All-American Prospects Game.
Dan Bylsma is in Buffalo for an All American prospects thing at FNC.
one of my favorite things about my life is that dan bylsma has definitely washed his hands in at least one sink that I'…
I would encourage playing other sports and not dedicating yourself to year-round hockey. Dan Bylsma
Dan Bylsma's advice to coaches: Teach your players the game and teach them the skills and give them the opportunity to us…
Coaching is not about winning. If it was half of the coaches out there at all levels have failed. Dan Bylsma
Great time at the BG hockey alumni golf outing with apiks30, Mr.Pikul, Dan Bylsma and Scott Bylsma…
the coaching staff is Dan Bylsma, Ray Shero, Todd Reirden, Tony Granato...
Dan Bylsma was noted for developing Tough Defensive Defensemen.
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The people that supported the style that Dan Bylsma brought here should be rounded up and thrown info the river.
Dan Bylsma picked the Kings in 5. So at least he got something right in the last five years
In round 2, Dan Bylsma fought for his job (and failed). Time for Nash and Richards to do the same
Dan Bylsma can't say that Mike Richards is a 4th line center, but has no problem making Brian Gibbons a 1st line winger
Canucks have John Stevens and Willy Desjardins firmly in their sights, but Dan Bylsma has to be in the mix.
Who, When, Why. Who will be the next coach John Stevens, Willie Desjardins, Dan Bylsma, Marc Crawford.
John Stevens also a top candidate in Vancouver, who are also expected to reach out to Dan Bylsma and Willie Desjardins.
Dan Bylsma has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Additional information →
I think Bobby Mac got his info about Bylsma being fired from Dan Bylsma.
My sources are not as strong, so I do not know when/who/why the coach will be, but they could also be waiting on Dan Bylsma.
I have no idea who the next coach will be, but I'm pretty sure it's not Dan Bylsma
Pittsburgh Penguins fire GM Ray Shero, retain Coach Dan Bylsma for now - Vancouver Sun
Penguins notebook: Agent takes name out of running for GM post The Penguins’ search for a new general manager apparently still is in the early stages, but you can cross one name off the list of prospective candidates. Agent Pat Brisson indicated by email Monday he is not a candidate. Brisson, of Creative Arts Agency, represents Penguins center and team captain Sidney Crosby, Chicago star forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, and many others in the NHL. He is based in Los Angeles. Penguins Hall of Fame center and now co-owner Mario Lemieux and Brisson are longtime friends. Brisson said in the email that he “never pursued the position” with the Penguins and added, “I’m happy to be at CAA and to continue representing players.” Two years ago, his name came up when his hometown Montreal Canadiens were looking for a general manager. The Canadiens hired Marc Bergevin. Friday, the Penguins fired Ray Shero after eight years as general manager. They retained Coach Dan Bylsma, who is under contract f ...
Mike Babcock seems to be a favorite coaching target of columnists in other NHL cities. First, a Toronto writer said this month that the Maple Leafs should try to lure Babcock away from the Detroit Red Wings. Days later, the Leafs signed coach Randy Carlyle to an extension. Now it’s Pittsburgh coveting Babs. The Penguins reportedly planned to fire Grand Haven native Dan Bylsma as coach today, though they actually only fired general manager Ray Shero. The new GM will review Bylsma’s job status, the team said. Before the announcement that Bylsma was still on board, local radio talk-show host Mark Madden, in a column for the Pittsburgh Times-Review, said Babcock would be a perfect replacement for him. “Babcock is exactly the coach the Penguins need. He knows how to work with stars and, in particular, knows how to work with Sidney Crosby,” Madden wrote. “Babcock coached Canada and Crosby to the last two Olympic gold medals. He has a Stanley Cup ring and has coached in three finals. Babcock packs lots ...
I believe Dan Bylsma will be the new Head Coach of the Caps or Canucks in the next couple of days or was it the Knicks Job I heard.
Bob McKenzie reports Dan Bylsma and Ray Shero will be fired today in Pittsburgh.
After an playoff bust, Pittsburgh Penguins have fired GM Ray Shero but keep Coach Dan Bylsma for now
Penguins to fire head Coach Dan Bylsma and GM Ray Shero. (via
Pittsburgh announcing GM Ray Shero and head Coach Dan Bylsma have been fired, as per
Dan Bylsma, Ray Shero expected to be fired by Penguins: Dan Bylsma, seen giving instructions to Matt Niskanen ...
The Penguins have relieved GM Ray Shero of his duties. A new GM will decide whether to retain Coach Dan Bylsma.
By Gene Collier / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle both told the Post-Gazette today that head Coach Dan Bylsma “absolutely,” could keep his job in the wake of Friday’s firing of general manager Ray Shero. “That’s why we didn’t fire him,” Lemieux said. “He’s a good coach. You look at his record in the regular season, in the playoffs. If he was fired today, there’d be a lot of teams lined up for him. “He’s done a lot of good things for the organization and he’s been a great asset. A new GM will come in, evaluate the hockey operation, and we’ll go from there.” Morehouse announces firing of Penguins GM Ray Shero David Morehouse, on behalf of the Pittsburgh Penguins ownership, announces the firing of General Manager Ray Shero. Coach Dan Bylsma's fate rests with the new general manager. (Video By Doug Oster; 5/16/2014) READ MORE: Penguins fire Shero, new GM to decide on Bylsma Asked if a candidate to replace Shero could be eliminated from the ...
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced the firing of GM Ray Shero today, which on its own wasn't terribly shocking. But few were expecting Dan Bylsma to still be the coach of the Penguins today. Could it be they're hoping to have a crack at hiring Mike Babcock next summer?
The Pittsburgh Penguins started cleaning house today by firing general manager Ray Shero and have left it up to the new GM to decide the fate of head Coach Dan Bylsma. Do you think it was a mistake to get rid of Shero? Do you think the new GM should get rid of Bylsma? Or do you think the Pens' stars are to blame for the lackluster playoff performances over the last few years?
Mario Lemieux being asked by Gene Collier if there was chance, Dan Bylsma could keep his job.
I'm rather appalled that the media has stirred a frenzy up looking for Dan Bylsma's head. If you watch hockey all of the time like I do, you must admit that we have had tons of entertainment from our Pens since Dan has been the coach. Today the team relieved Ray Shero of his duties, which may be appropriate. It is his job to equip the coach with the right players. What we need is a good leader like Billy Guiren was. Sid is a superstar player, but that doesn't necessarily equate to a great leader. Dan is a winning coach. How many games did we win this year? How many teams are in the hunt for the Stanley Cup? How many will actually win it this year? Remember folks, this is the toughest trophy in sports to win. This is not football. With the parity in the league, it is unreasonable to believe that you can win the cup year after year. It is the team that is peaking at the right time of the year, that has the hockey gods looking over them (cross bar hits, good bounces, etc.), and the right balance of playe ...
What do you think Bill Cowher thinks about what Dan Bylsma thinks about what the Penguins think about coaching hockey?
So let me get this straight, the Pens fire GM Ray Shero but keep Dan Bylsma? I understand that once a new GM is hired he will probably fire Dan, but why not let him go now based on his track record?? This makes absolutely no sense at all. This also hurts Dans chances of landing another coaching job since they are waiting to fire him and other teams may have their vacancies filled. This organization is total disarray right now...CLUELESS
Ray Shero and Dan Bylsma are fired. Sad, but the right decision was made
After yet another postseason disappointment that saw the Pittsburgh Penguins fail to reach the Eastern Conference Finals, head Coach Dan Bylsma and general manager Ray Shero reportedly ...
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Sad day for Pittsburgh. The announcement of Ray Shero and Dan Bylsma being fired will happen at a Penguins news conference at 11:30.
According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Penguins have fired both Coach Dan Bylsma and GM Ray Shero, hitting the reset button on a management group that’s overseen an eight-season playoff appearance streak and combined to lead the Penguins to the Stanley Cup in 2009.
Dan Bylsma and Ray Shero have been fired. Anybody out there shocked? We all saw this coming.
Firing Ray Shero and Dan Bylsma? That was really dumb. Ray Shero is the best GM in the business.
EXCLUSIVE: In a shocking turn of events following last night's elimination to the Rangers, Dan Bylsma announces his resignation as Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Will Alain Vigneault drive Dan Bylsma right into open arms?
I'm looking into the Penguins future and I see one without Dan Bylsma, Tony Granato, Rob Scuderi, Brooks Orpik,, Kris Kunitz! Should they go? Ray Shero, Mark Andre Fleury, James Neal, Pascal Dupuis?
A few thoughts on the Pittsburgh Penguins: 1. Dan Bylsma needs to go (assistants too). He by far doesn't deserve most of the blame (that's on the players), but he doesn't illicit passion or focus. That is on the coaches. 2. Marc Andre Fleury needs to stay. Most of the goals he gave up were from lack of back-checking or crease-play, or simply lack of physicality in front of the paint. (Yes, he let in some soft goals, name an elite goalie in the playoffs that hasn't). 3. Improve the power play. I never thought the power play was good, even in the regular season. The Umbrella doesn't work all the time. It's not hard to adjust a power play mid-game. Even the league-worst Ranger power play adjusted in Game 6 and 7. 4. Bench unproductive players. I don't care about 'lack of depth'. If your forwards can't fore-check, play two-ways, or pass well: scratch them. If your defensemen can't back-check, hold the blue line, or commit too many turnovers: scratch them. Wilkes-Barre has players who would dream to play in th ...
When you go to *** S to get that discounted jersey, it just might be Dan Bylsma ringing you up.
I hope Dan Bylsma is fired & I hope the don't hire him because we all just love Fred Flinstone behind our bench.
Pittsburgh Penguins... Please completely dismantle and make a new team. Clearly an all star team can't play together... it's much less embarrassing to be a team full of scrubs losing than what we presently have. Also, no penguins are ever allowed to play in the Olympics ever again... P.S. Bylsma is allowed to start with the team next year, but will not be allowed to coach in the post season. .scratch that.. Dan Bylsma is Fired!!!
chocked and just lost and John Russell I mean Dan Bylsma just lost his job
Well everybody say goodbye to Dan Bylsma. 5th year in a row the Penguins lost to a lower seed team in postseason.
My uncle with Dan Bylsma...I'm so jealous 😭
"I need you guys to have big brown balls like these". -Dan Bylsma
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My dislike for Dan Bylsma is approaching Tyler Kennedy territory
the fact that James Neal is on the ice right now shows you the lack of backbone that Dan Bylsma has. end of story.
Can we talk about Dan Bylsma for a sec? Even in the games that have been losses, Bylsma has coached a great series.
Dan Bylsma got mad at the team for the first time and they responded. Here's to hoping they never get him mad again
Dan bylsma jumps for joy leaving bench shouting 'I still have a job!'
Penguins escape game 5 with a win, Dan Bylsma shown when game is ending breathing a sigh of relief...it's not over yet, ***
Dan Bylsma LITERALLY skips back the tunnel in happiness and joy! Fleury overcomes GM 4. Letang looks incredible.
What a game for dan Bylsma. Those line combos brought it all night.
I guess the strategy is to not let the other team get any shots. Good idea Dan Bylsma. I'll give you this one.
Dan Bylsma to Fleury during that timeout: "STAY. IN. THE. NET."
Is Dan Bylsma praying his team doesn't take a 3-1 lead here in the third period?
Coach Dan Bylsma asked his team to up bring more intensity to their game against they have here in gm 5.
Dan Bylsma basically just mixing and matching centers. Rotating Vitale, Sutter, and Goc pretty heavily amongst second and third lines
Dan Bylsma and Penguins' Director of Communications Jennifer Bullano pick out a wedding dress
Dan Bylsma is not the problem for the Penguins. Change should start with Evgeni "I refuse to backcheck" Malkin.
Can the Penguins finish game 5 like they finished game 3. If you recall the Penguins came from behind to win dominating the 2nd half of the 2nd period and the entire 3rd period. Pens Coach Dan Bylsma told me it was the best example of the Penguins playing thier game and not varying from it. Can they do that tonight - Will they do that in the 3rd to grab a 3-2 advantage in this series?
why does everyone in the world know that Dubinsky is frustrating Crosby except Dan Bylsma
is Dan Bylsma's job in jeooardy with another lackluster playoff performance?
It's neck and neck right now: Should Dan Bylsma or Peter Laviolette be the next coach of the Cast your vote:
Dan Bylsma should probably win an Academy Award for his portrayal of Captain Edward Smith right now.
your guess is as good as mine. Like Dan Bylsma tells us, it a day-to-day thing
Dan Bylsma I see u in street I suplex u 10 times make u humble old country way
“Unfortunately the bouncing puck behind the net in the last 30 seconds of the game cost us, but he was our BEST PLAYER IN THE GAME.” Tonight on Channel 11 News at 5:10, Dan Bylsma strongly defends his goaltender, plus more on how the plan to rebound from last night’s heartbreaking loss.
Brooks Orpik isn't playing and that further shows just how stupid Dan Bylsma is
So who replaces Dan Bylsma in Pit when they lose?
I wonder if Dan Bylsma is regretting not taking Jack Johnson on Team USA
Maybe Dan Bylsma should tell Sid to stop getting involved post whistles.
DP- The Dan and Dan outtakes were the best! It shows a totally different side of Coach Bylsma! Thanks for the laugh!
Interesting that Dan Bylsma will go with Bortuzzo/Rob Scuderi. Kris Letang will start with Paul Martin and Olli Maatta a…
I love how both Todd Richards and Dan Bylsma spoke at our hockey banquets
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Dan Bylsma. let's see him win a Cup without Tom Fitzgerald on his bench. (It won't happen)
Dan Bylsma with nice reference to NY Islanders 4 Cups, + young Oilers walking by the Islander's room after getting beat, seeing ice-bags etc
Awkward silence after Cassie Campbell asked Dan Bylsma about Marc-Andre Fleury in a CBC interview.
Dan Bylsma: "Marc-Andre Fleury was the best player for the Penguins in game 4"
Rember that time the Penguins had Jerome Iginla and Dan Bylsma wasted him? Me too.
Man, Dan Bylsma is so out-classed in this Stanley Cup playoff. It's especially evident watching the Detroit-Boston and St. Louis-Chicago series.
,Penguins play @ 4:00 I hope Dan Bylsma has a line thru Fleury's name In the lineup card an Pencils in Zatkoff
Dan bylsma knows how to make a girl crazy. The thought of Brooks Orpik and David Backes practicing together makes my heart race. Whew.
Dan Bylsma has been this teams week spot for nearly 4 years. Therien's team won the cup and talent gave Dan his winning record.
For the next Head Coach, my guess would be Barry Trotz, Peter Laviolette, or Dan Bylsma who I doubt will survive the postseason.
Dan Bylsma would be a dream, his era in Pittsbourgh is over
Laviolette sure... Trotz is a solid "maybe". Disco Dan is a "not only no, but *** NO!" Bylsma's cup is really Therrien's.
Dan Bylsma would be great. He would demand respect by everyone. Somehow I don't think he will be released.
coach wise...I think you're looking at Barry Trotz, Dan Bylsma (depending what happens there), Peter Laviolette...
If you are expecting Dan Bylsma to change now, you don't understand coaches. They will die on their own sword than admit change.
should hire Bob Woods (Boudreau's assistant w/ Caps & Ducks), Peter Laviolette, Guy Boucher, Or Dan Bylsma (if the Pens fire him).
Todd Richards saying Dan Bylsma has been doing a good job. How cute...or he's just hoping he continues to dominate him strategically.
Todd Richards says Dan Bylsma has done a really good job at designing plays/formations/strategies for faceoffs.
Also see: Schottenheimer, Marty and Lewis, Marvin, and maybe soon, Bylsma, Dan.
it will be egno because Dan Bylsma that's why
Dan Bylsma elicited laughs by opening his remarks saying, "Brooks Orpik skated at an undisclosed location with David Bac…
if the Penguins falter in these playoffs, they should replace Dan Bylsma with that mustached overactor playing the Pens coach in that movie
Perhaps Dan Bylsma's message got through. A day after Bylsma questioned his players' effort and passion in their first-round Stanley Cup playoffs...
Dan Bylsma questions teams effort the day after the game? in save your job mode right now. a very nice person but a horrible coach
Crosby, Malkin Know They Must Be Better: On Thursday, Penguins head Coach Dan Bylsma said the team needed more...
The Penguins have absorbed 215 hits from Columbus in the first four games of their opening-round playoff series. That’s easily the most of any NHL team in these playoffs, and that total doesn’t even include the one their own coach delivered Thursday. Dan Bylsma, asked what aspect of his team’s perfo…
Dan Bylsma is the worse coach ever instead of giving the Team the day off they shoulda been practicing yesterday ..there is no reason for a Team that has players barley good enough to be on the pens 3rd or 4th line Marx ande flurey needs to stay in the Net and crosby well he isnt no leader on that Team if he was the pens woulda had the series wraped up already
During a joint press congress after "mandatory" practice Disco Dan and Iceberg appeared together and commented on the closed to the public skate. Bylsma did report Sidney Crosby was on the ice, a place he has not been seen since the beginning of the Stanley Cup playoffs except for one photograph where it seems that the star forward and team captain thought he was a goalie and had "tagged the Flower" out late in Wednesdays loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. When asked for photographic evidence that the Art Ross trophy and two time Olympic gold medalist Captain had been on the ice and was actually making shots on goal, Iceberg remained silent and stoic on the subject. Dan Bylsma, the Stanley Cup winning coach of the Penguins had also said that the defense had shown up, and they all apologized for their tardiness. In a strange turn if events, the Defense's alarm clock didn't go off and the dog ate the white board that the signature 1-2-2 defensive scheme Bylsma had drawn up was on. The Columbus Blue Jackets ...
And the Pressure mounts little one .MARIO has spoken .WIN OR LOSE ...THIS WILL BE A GRAND OFF SEASON, witnessing a major overhaul with this club starting with you, Dan Bylsma ✌️
Pens Heed Bylsma's Call: On Thursday afternoon Penguins head Coach Dan Bylsma was asked what has been the most...
Coach Dan Bylsma is not holding back. Normally reserved in public comments, Bylsma offered harsh words for his team following a 4-3 overtime loss at Columbus on Wednesday that tied the first-round Stanley Cup playoff series at two games apiece. He said goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury misplayed a puck, the Penguins needed better effort from all players, and franchise centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin need to score. “The work and compete and the battle level has probably been the most troubling thing from our team,” Bylsma said Thursday, a Penguins off day leading to Game 5 on Saturday at Consol Energy Center. Asked whether Fleury was correct to play a bouncing puck behind his net late in regulation — a gaffe that led to Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky's game-tying goal — Bylsma didn't take his goalie's side. “Typically the rule of thumb is the puck's on the glass, you stay in the net. Puck's on the dasher, you have a truer read on the play,” Bylsma said. “Given the time of the game, t ...
Bylsma critical of Penguins' effort, Fleury's late-game gaffe: Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma is not holding back. ...
Coach Dan Bylsma said there are no injury updates for his team.
Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma calls out his team on work ethic against Columbus. has the story:
So Dan Bylsma calls out his team, and we'll have clips of that today at the opening of the show. He did it through the media, but did he say it directly to them? About time, or is it too late for that? I have been searching for a word that describes what/who the Penguins are missing. I finally came up with it last night while watching Boston/Detroit. I'll tell you at 12:15, and Rob Rossi will join us at 12:30 with the latest from Pens practice. It's not too early to think the Pirates are in trouble. Is it Gregory Polanco time? And Matt Williamson will join Tim and me at 1:30 to talk about the draft, and specifically 2 players who are shooting up the charts.
With his goaltender in the crosshairs, Dan Bylsma called out his whole club on Thursday.
Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma tried taking heat off Marc-Andre Fleury by calling out the players
Wild going with Kuemper reminds me of Pens Coach Dan Bylsma changing goaltenders from Fleury to Tomas Vokoun to starve off pesky Isles
Dan Bylsma go take a spa day n let my lil bro coach..he makes better calls at 15.
More proof that Dan Bylsma is a Jack *** Watch Jarome Iginla play and thrive on the right wing in Boston. Funny how Bylsma couldn't figure out that a right wing should play right wing. I hope Iggy gets the cup winning goal this year.
You know I blame Dan Bylsma for Pens underperforming but had Shero kept Jordan Staal and traded Geno this would be a different team.
Dan Bylsma: Please stop playing Paul Martin, he is the worst defensemen in the nhl.
Dan Bylsma is in disbelief over the call to Adams, on the Penalty Kill now
If Penguins manage to win this game, not sure which coach should offer post-game reaction, Dan Bylsma or John Hynes from Wilkes-Barre.
Congrats to Dan Bylsma on win number 250, fastest coach to reach it in NHL history
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Dan Bylsma's playoff record is 36-29 with 1 Stanley Cup Championship his first season as coach. With all that talent that's not good.
Penguins head Coach Dan Bylsma has made it official: Defenseman Paul Martin WILL return to the lineup tonight...
with Cindy Crosby's weak head, who do you prefer have blow you now ? Malkin or Dan Bylsma?
Sooo we met Fleury, Craig Adams, Beau Bennett, Dan Bylsma, and said hello to Crosby and Paul Martin
So we need forward depth, Deryk Engelland has been surprisingly competent as a forward, and Dan Bylsma dresses him as …
I'm old enough to remember when people talked about Bill Cowher the same way they talk about Dan Bylsma.
I would never root against my country but I guess Dan Bylsma you get what you get for not starting
I'm way more sad for Jonathan Quick than anyone else. As usual Dan Bylsma can't figure out how to alter his game plan on the fly.
“Dan Bylsma's probably going all Herb Brooks in the locker room right now.”
Ok I get the fact that Oshie was the hero in the SO against Russia but Dan Bylsma *** were you thinking not shooting Patrick Kane at all? Always thought he was moron!
SOCHI, Russia — As the United States and Canada men’s ice hockey teams stare down a potential Olympic semifinal meeting with only quarterfinal matchups today standing between them, Canada coach Mike Babcock has a problem on his hands that Team USA Coach Dan Bylsma can’t really comprehend: Of all thi...
After the weekend events at the Olympics in Sochi, the Netherlands leads with 17 medals, while Russia is 2nd with 16, while the United States is 3rd, also with 16. That is because they both have 4 gold medals, but Russia has 7 silver compared to the U.S.’s 4 silver medals. T.J. Oshie scored four times in the shootout and got the winner in the eighth round, leading the United States past Russia 3 to 2 on Saturday in the thrilling revival of an Olympic hockey rivalry. Cam Fowler and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation for the Americans in the marquee game of the preliminary round. Jonathan Quick made 29 saves and stopped five attempts in the shootout. International rules allow the same player to take multiple shots after the first three rounds of a shootout, and U.S. Coach Dan Bylsma leaned on Oshie. The Saint Louis forward went 4 for 6 against Sergei Bobrovsky. Phil Kessel scored two of his three goals in the opening 4:33 and became the first U.S. player with an Olympic hat trick in more than a decad ...
USA Coach Dan Bylsma wouldn't reveal next starter (presume it's Quick). Ryan Miller said "I'm just a tap on the shoulder…
Fans aren't the only ones looking for stuff to do during the Olympic break. Being slightly too old for new parts, Pascal Dupuis has his ACL rebuilt using parts from cadaver pigs. No word on how the Flyers felt when they woke up without their parts. Dan Bylsma has sent to the US for some new coloring books to keep Peter Laviolette busy. Dan remarked that "Some of those 'Spot the Differences' books would be cool, too." Team USA GM Ray Shero trades 4 chickens, and a promise of using more maple syrup during team breakfasts, to Team Canada in exchange for Sidney Crosby. As Sid leaves the Canadian team's hotel, he remarks to a confused Steve Yzerman, "You know, we don't even HAVE team breakfasts." There are also confirmed reports that Shero traded a broken, empty Yuengling bottle, some expired catnip, and Peter Laviolette to St. Louis for T.J. Oshie before today's epic shootout was even over. Filming for a new documentary called "When Good Arteries Go Bad", starring Tómâs Vokoun and Kris Letang, is constantly ...
Dan Bylsma is looking like a genius for pairing Joe Pavelski and Phil Kessel on the first line.
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TJ Oshie and Dan Bylsma during the Shootout basically:.
Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma can now add his name next to another Penguins Coach Herb Brooks, for beating the Russians. And it wasn't even a medal game but it felt like it.
Dan Bylsma is banking on Jonathan Quick coming up big again for the United States on Saturday.
SOCHI -- Any curiosity American Coach Dan Bylsma might have had about how a team he’s still getting to know would respond to some adversity went away quickly in the second period Thursday. After watching Slovakia forward Tomas Tatar get away with going into the zone offside to score a game-tying goal 24 seconds in, the Americans responded with six unanswered goals before the second intermission, blowing what was a tight game wide open en route to a 7-1 throttling of the Slovaks in the tournament opener for both teams at Shayba Arena. The U.S. had six different goal scorers and 11 players with at least one point, led by Phil Kessel’s three. Paul Stastny scored twice, John Carlson had a goal and an assist, and T.J. Oshie, James van Riemsdyk and Patrick Kane each had two assists. Ryan Kesler, Dustin Brown and David Backes also scored for the Americans. Jonathan Quick made 22 saves in his Olympic debut to help the U.S. beat Slovakia for the first time in the Olympics. The Americans previously had tied the ...
SOCHI, Russia -- Five thoughts from Team USA's dominant 7-1 win over Slovakia: 1. Kane-Kesler killing it: Yes, Phil Kessel led the Americans in their dismantling of Slovakia on a goal and two assists, including a nice drop pass to set up the game's first goal by John Carlson. But the guy who was most impressive in the surprising blowout win was Patrick Kane. His handling of the puck on the wider ice in Sochi was a treat to see, and Coach Dan Bylsma clearly is sold on the Kane-Ryan Kesler duo as a keeper. The two finished the 2010 Vancouver Olympics playing together, and they picked up where they left off, enjoying a dynamic game Thursday. Kane had two assists, and Kesler and Dustin Brown each had a goal. If both of Team USA's big lines keep rolling, it will put a lot of pressure on the Russian defense Saturday. But keep your eye on Kane, who could be adding to his already impressive hockey résumé. 2. Stastny kicks it down: Great start for Paul Stastny, who had two goals against the country in which both ...
Olympic dilemma: How can I possibly root for a team that includes Dan Bylsma, Jonathan Quick, and three members of the New York Rangers? Yuck...
UNBELIEVABLY impressive game by the Americans :) What a great start by silencing all of the negative articles about our defense, Jonathan Quick, and Dan Bylsma, who all did an amazing job in the opener! It's not us that should fear the Russian team, they should fear US!!! Time to start believing!!! USA! USA! USA! BEAT RUSSIA!
Jonathan Quick was sitting and stretching before practice when U.S. hockey Coach Dan Bylsma skated toward him. Bylsma leaned over and told him he was starting against Slovakia in the Americans' Olympic...
Kovacevic: In Shero and Bylsma, two of a mind - SOCHI, Russia — Ray Shero and Dan Bylsma were pret...
SOCHI, Russia — Ray Shero and Dan Bylsma were pretty much expressionless as they stepped up to the bright, blue...
Ryan Miller will start in goal for the Buffalo Sabres in their final home game before the Olympic break Wednesday night but Tyler Myers will not play due to injury. The game at First Niagara Center against the Pittsburgh Penguins can be seen nationally on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. and will feature 11 athletes headed to Sochi, Russia for the Olympic Games. Miller (United States), Zemgus Girgensons (Latvia), Jhonas Enroth (Sweden) and Henrik Tallidner (Sweden) will represent the Sabres in Sochi as well as interim coach Ted Nolan, who will be behind the bench for Team Latvia. The Pittsburgh Penguins are sending seven players to compete in the games including captain Sidney Crosby (Canada), who will also serve as the captain of Team Canada; Chris Kunitz (Canada); Evgeni Malkin (Russia); Jussi Jokinen (Finland); Olli Maatta (Finland); Paul Martin (U.S.) and Brooks Orpik (U.S.). USE PROMO CODE "SOCIAL" FOR A SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON TICKETS TO TONIGHT'S GAME Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma is the Head Coach for Team USA and Peng ...
"He'd look great skating with Craig Adams and Derek Engelland" -Dan Bylsma
If you think the Flyers, Kings, Avalanche, Coyotes or Penguins started their 4th line against Vancouver and John Tortarella would rush the locker room on Craig Berube, Darryl Sutter, Partick Roy, Dave Tippit or Dan Bylsma you're absolutely nuts because even Torts ain't that stupid.
CALGARY, Alberta – Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma called the Calgary Flames “a tiger backed into a corner.” The Penguins, like so many teams lately, tamed the Flames, who have labored to score in recent weeks. Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves Saturday night for his league-leading 26th…
Another thought on the US hockey team: despite how much I like Dan Bylsma as a coach, I'd really like to see Gordon Bombay
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Evgeni Malkin scored twice in his return from injury and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-5 on Sunday afternoon. James Neal added two goals for Pittsburgh, which matched a club record by winning its 12th straight home game. Jussi Jokinen picked up his third goal in two games and Matt Niskanen put in the winner with less than 8 minutes left. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots as Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma won his 232nd game with Pittsburgh, moving into a tie with Eddie Johnston for the most victories in franchise history. Evander Kane had two goals and an assist for the Jets. Jacob Trouba, Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele also scored as Winnipeg remained winless in Pittsburgh since 2006. Al Montoya made 33 saves, but couldn’t make an early two-goal lead stand.
Evgeni Malkin woke up this morning, texted Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma and told him he was good to go after missing nine games because of an ailing left leg. Sure looked like it.
For those who might have missed it -- Dan Bylsma equaled Eddie Johnston's franchise record of 232 career victories today.
WIN! 6-5 final. Dan Bylsma ties Eddie Johnston for the all-time franchise record of 232 career-wins.
Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday season! But now, it's back to business. We say this every year it seems, but it sure seems as though officiating in the NFL is at an all time low. And it happens on non-judgment plays where mistakes should never be made. This whole thing has caused me to change my mind on one proposal to make it better...to a degree. Your thoughts? Glad to see that Martin and Orpik made the Olympic team, but does it strike you that the USA doesn't have enough scoring power? And I've got a line change suggestion for Dan Bylsma...as soon as possible. Phil Bourque joins us at 1. And we know there will be a lot of personnel changes on the Steelers, but what about coaching changes..or changes in draft philosophy? We'll discuss it with Gerry Dulac at 1:30. And don't forget tomorrow we'll conduct voting for JAGOFF OF THE YEAR!
Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Paul Martin and Brooks Orpik were never in any doubt to the eyes of Team USA management (a group that included Pens GM Ray Shero and Coach Dan Bylsma). They were named to the Olympic team that'll go to Sochi next month.
Well Paul Martin & Brooks Orpik got their names called but they forgot to name the Head Coach... Which if nobody knows who it is it's Dan Bylsma
Defenseman Rob Scuderi, who has been out of the lineup since late November with an ankle injury, met with the coaching staff and told them he is ready to return. However, the decision is theirs. Head Coach Dan Bylsma said the lineup will be a game-time decision.
Three Rivers Classic head Coach Dan Bylsma brought out his old uniform for the keynote address!
You could even replace Mike Tomlin with Clint Hurdle or Dan Bylsma.
Question of the day to Pensvlog: Comes from Janie. "Dear PV, if Dan Bylsma were to be fired, who would be a suitable replacement." Our Answer: Thanks for the question. A suitable replacement would be anything animate at this point, a used puck back, a box of cheerios, heck even a snowblower has more emotion than Dan B. But in all seriousness, I think the names are few, but I would seriously consider Peter Laviolette. That's the one name I would go with. You would have to fire Granato(whose a joke) and Reirden. I keep Martin as the assistant. Laviolette despite any misgivings in a no-nonsense kinda guy. Pens could use a little bit of a firecracker.
Penguins players are not out looking for fights Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik doesn't care about “the code.” Orpik, through no fault of his own, found himself in a Boston hospital on Saturday because of his beliefs. The Boston Bruins targeted Orpik early and often following a hit to forward Loui Eriksson in the opening minute, clearly believing that Orpik owed them a fight because of his hit. Orpik's hit, which saw his right shoulder plant Eriksson in the chest, was deemed legal. Still, the Bruins — notably enforcer Shawn Thornton — challenged Orpik to fisticuffs on numerous occasions, apparently because Orpik chose to aggressively hit one of the Bruins marquee players. Boston coach Claude Julien said on Sunday night that he “disagrees” with Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma's assessment that the hit was legal. No penalty was called on the play. The Penguins don't believe fighting is always a sign of toughness, nor do they think Orpik should have felt obligated to fight. “I'm not going to back do ...
It's a hockey night in Pittsburgh! Tonight from the BB&T Center in Florida, the Penguins meet the Florida Panthers. The Penguins are 17-9-1 35 points and first place in the Metropolitan Division. They are 6-3-1 in their last 10. Florida is 7-14-5 19 points. They are 4-5-1 in their last 10. Dan Bylsma got his 100th road win as Penguins Head Coach yesterday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Pens haven't had a losing record on the road since Sidney Crosby's rookie season. After giving up 5 goals on 48 shots against the Leafs, the Pens defense systematically shut down the Lightning giving up no goals on 21 shots. Florida hasn't played since a 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers Wednesday. Since Peter Horachek took over as coach, Scottie Upshall has been much improved. He has 3 goals 5 assists for 8 points in 10 games under Horachek. Upshall has also been named an alternate captain because of his improved play. The Pens top guns are still hot. Evgeni Malkin 3 goals and 7 assists in a 7 game point streak. Crosb ...
Paul Martin has an undisclosed lower-body injury, according to Coach Dan Bylsma. No timetable provided.
For all the talk of Adam Oates holding onto his hairline for dear life, why dont I hear anyone knocking Dan Bylsma's last ditch efforts too?
Penguins erupt with 3 in 3rd, slip by Ducks - PITTSBURGH When Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma shuffled the lines in search of a spark for his slumping offense, putting Evgeni Malkin and roo. link to the article
Dan Bylsma was a duck. so was Gordon Bombay, Steph... just sayin
Would you rather have Dan Bylsma or John Russell managing your team?
So I didn't see much of tonight's game but from what I'm reading Dan Bylsma has lost his mind. First off he has Orpik and Engelland (the same Engelland who couldn't crack the top six a few games ago and played wing on multiple occasions) as the shut down pair against Philadelphia's top line. Second, Sean Couturier (Jordan Staal light) is Philadelphia's shut down center. Naturally he is going to get the task of shutting down Crosby. Especially being the home team why did Bylsma not get Crosby away from him? Home team gets last change. And last but not least why does he trust third/fourth line or even borderline AHL plugs in crunch time? Dagostini in St. Louis and tonight with Vitale. These are simple tactics that one would think should be common sense to an NHL coach. What you say Dan Bylsma??
Observation from last nights fundraiser. There are so many good people left in the world. From a sports perspective, everyone in attendance last night was awesome, LaMarr, Cutch, Neil Walker, Clint Hurdle, and Dan Bylsma. All great guys and super accommodating. I'm going to give mad ups to Clint Hurdle and Neil Walker. I've gotta say, Hurdle is a good man. The guy had knee surgery in the morning and was ready for the evening. It was cool watching him interact with Jason and him saying how he was aware of and the sincerity and compassion he had shown. Very similar story with Neil Walker. Two very regular guys who went above and beyond at 400 person function. It made being a Pirate fan even sweeter and added to what last night was about for me personally.
Simply put, it is very difficult to see a coach like Peter Laviolette go. I was very tough on Lavvy here in these blogs the past two seasons but it was never personal; I appreciate every season defining moment he left with the fans and team. Unfortunately, as the old sporting adage goes, coaches are hired to get fired and Lavvy's inability or unwillingness to adopt a style of play that best suited what was on hand was his undoing. Nevertheless, I'll remember his time with the Flyers as a exciting one; the making of the playoffs on the final day of the 2010 season in a shootout to propel the Flyers into the playoffs and his standing on the boards and threatening of Dan Bylsma in a fight filled game with the Penguins remain some of my all time favorite Flyers memories. My favorite memory of the Laviolette tenure though is of the image below; his timeout against the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the 2010 playoffs. The Flyers trailed 3-0 in the first period where Lavvy called the infamous timeout, mouthing to th ...
I would like to wish to our head Coach Dan Bylsma a very happy birthday today! Better bring us the Stanley Cup ;) Let's Go Pens!
There looks to be one spot in the top 6 forward spots open on the second line with C Evgeni Malkin and RW James Neal. F Jussi Jokinen and F Beau Bennett were mentioned specifically by Dan Bylsma for the position.
Any word on whether Dan Bylsma was wearing a Tanner Glass jersey when he spoke to the media today?
Took this a little earlier. Not the best picture, but it's Dan Bylsma at the Field and Stream store grand opening.
Clint Hurdle should teach a class on in game adjustments...only one student though, Dan Bylsma.
"Bortozzo is a solid seventh or eighth defenceman. Or maybe ninth; have we re-signed Eaton yet?" - Dan Bylsma
Dan Bylsma on Pens development camp "Well I'm just looking for the next Craig Adams"
Might go to development camp one day to see the players Dan Bylsma will misuse in a couple season
Dan Bylsma has the same feeling towards it as you. He discussed it at length today with Craig Adams at his house.
Thank you Coach Dan Bylsma for donating a chance to meet you to Bidding is still open!
My brother got to golf and chill with Dan Bylsma yesterday
This day in history: 2000: Mighty Ducks sign free agent Dan Bylsma.
Someone track down Dan bylsma in on my way BG
Is Dan Bylsma in BG you guys I have so much to say
Super jealous Dan Bylsma is in BG right now and I'm not!
alum, Pittsburgh Penguins and 2014 Team USA Coach Dan Bylsma and me from last night.
I cannot believe dan bylsma was at a bar in bg and I did not see him!!! 😫😡
Just saw Dan Bylsma at the Black Hawk GC parking lot. Hopefully he doesn't expect the putting green to adjust to him.
Dan Bylsma was in BG today, guess you missed out
I was thinkin most physical was on Coach Dan Bylsma no?
Most Physical was Coach Dan Bylsma, Lady Bing to Christian Albitz, Off Dman was Kelly Perrault & was along for the ride!
I'm hanging out with Dan Bylsma right now. How's your night going?
Bid on a chance to meet Coach Dan Bylsma! Meet him after you watch a home game. Bid by 7/16.
I just found I have a fight on tape between Dan Bylsma and Brendan Shanahan. Oh this is terrific. I give Disco Dan all the credit for that
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Grilled by the pool with Dan bylsma and Ray Shero tonight! 👍
Looks like a Dan Bylsma parody account popped up. Please let it be awesome.
Congratulations to Alum Dan Bylsma on being named Head Coach of the US Olympic team!
Somewhere in Pittsburgh, Dan Bylsma is in his driveway staring up at this storm
For what it's worth, D'Agostini had his best season (21 goals in 10-11) under Davis Payne, a coach with some similarities to Dan Bylsma.
A few days after Dan Bylsma threw his support to goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, Ray Shero repeated those sentiments
I feel like these storms are God's retribution for giving Dan Bylsma an extension.
The SCB was glad to host Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma an his family tonight. Coach felt so bad that Doug...
Be a young Pittsburgh Penguin and be given a shot by Dan Bylsma to play...
Sounds like nothing but excuses to me... Unacceptable. • Had the chance to ask Dan Bylsma a couple days ago if he watched what the Blackhawks did to the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final that the Penguins clearly couldn't do. Which is to say the Penguins couldn't score, in large part because they couldn't — or wouldn't — go near Tuukka Rask. “You know, a few of our players were still around here to watch Games 1 and 2 of the Final, and there were some guys who were upset that we didn't get, say, a goal off Andrew Ference's skate.” As Chicago did in Game 1. “We were, like, ‘Where was our break?' We weren't able to get that. Just one goal, that thing that changes the game.” I'll agree the Penguins had close to zero luck. But what of crashing the crease, hardly a luck issue? “No question, Chicago got a lot of goals around the net, even behind Rask. We've looked at that as a staff. We've looked at things we need to do better. But we had scoring chances, and it's not like all of them were clean ...
US Hockey with Dan Bylsma or Canada Hockey with Mike Babcock? I'm going with my bros from the North, we are going for the Gold again. -Zak
81 with off-and-on showers. Happy Independence Day! ** Fireworks tonight! Hundreds of thousands expected downtown for the 9:35 pm fireworks show downtown by Zambelli. They'll go on even if it rains but if there is lightning they'll tell the crowd to take cover and suspend the show. ** Police are NOT letting people park on the bridges to watch the fireworks show tonight. There will be extra officers patrolling and will cite you if you stop. ** At 9:30 tonight police will close the Fort Pitt Tunnel because of the fireworks. They'll reroute you to the West End Circle or Route 51 until the show ends. **87 year old man was killed when the bobcat vehicle he was using to do landscaping slid down into a lake in Fallowfield Twp Washington County ** Pens Coach Dan Bylsma told us that left winger Pascal Dupuis' new 4 year/ $15m deal was partially inspired by a letter from a 12 year old girl sent to GM Ray Shero. ** "If you see a six foot raccoon walking by your window don't be scared it's just us" Samuel Conway, An ...
Dan Bylsma chatted with the media today about the extension of Kris Letang, re-signing of Pascal Dupuis & much more:
1992 Bowling Green State University graduate Dan Bylsma was named Head Coach for the 2014 U.S. Olympic men's ice hockey team, in an announcement by USA Hockey.
2014 Winter Olympics: NEW YORK -- Dan Bylsma figures there have been a couple of times in his life that he wou...
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Former player and current head Coach Dan Bylsma named Head Coach for at 2014 Winter Olympics
PENGUINS' DAN BLYSMA INTRODUCED AS COACH FOR TEAM USA Team USA confirmed one of the worst kept secrets in hockey on Saturday by naming Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma the coach for the 2014 Olympic team that will compete in Sochi, Russia. It was reported earlier in the week that Bylsma was the man for the job, edging out other top candidates like John Tortorella and Peter Laviolette. "We're thrilled to have Dan as coach of our men's Olympic team" Ron DeGregorio, the president of USA Hockey said. "He's rapidly established himself as one of the most prominent coaches in our country today and we know he'll help put us in the best position of achieving our ultimately goal of bringing home the gold medal." Team USA won silver during the 2010 games in Vancouver after losing the gold medal game in overtime to Canada when Sidney Crosby beat Ryan Miller. Bylsma said this time around Team USA has one goal. "We certainly have one objective, and that's to go to Sochi and win gold," Bylsma said during his introdu ...
PensTV talks to Dan Bylsma who has been named Head Coach of the 2014 Team USA Men's Hockey team.
Dan Bylsma is the Head Coach of Team USA for the 2014 Winter Olympics. TAKE THAT, HATERS!
Dan Bylsma is the Head Coach of team USA? Shero probably only had to trade Gordon Bombay to team Iceland for that one.
Dan Bylsma will be coaching Team USA in Sochi. Which country will be the biggest challenges for the Canadians, who will try to repeat as Olympic champs?
My early prediction is that Dan Bylsma wins the Jack Adams Medal at the Olympics before the medal round starts. That's a thing, right?
Pens Coach Dan Bylsma is to coach in the 2014 Winter Olympics!
Dan Bylsma expected to coach U.S. men's ice hockey team at 2014 Winter Olympics:
Report: Dan Bylsma to Coach Team USA at 2014 Winter Olympics: USA Hockey’s search for a Head Coach for the 201...
Dan Bylsma is coaching Team USA in the Winter Olympics!!! Let's go!
NHL - Dan Bylsma of Penguins will coach Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics, according to media reports
Pens Coach Dan Bylsma will coach the USA men's hockey team in the 2014 winter Olympics.
Dan Bylsma probably gonna have Joe Vitale on the 4th line on Team USA, Mark Eaton has his sixth defenseman.
Herb Brooks. Gordon Bombay. And now Dan Bylsma. Proud to see he'll be coaching Team His best work:
Dan Bylsma, selected as coach of the 2014 USA mens Olympic Hockey Coach!
We all thought this year the penguins would win the cup with their amazing skill and high ranked players, thats till the big black bear bruins took a running start and ripped the penguins apart. The question that surfaces is will Dan Bylsma be forced off the team or is there going to be a new GM? These questions usually surface when the last time the penguins won the Stanley Cup was in 2009 and every other season except this one for sure they were knocked out of the 1st round. They might have had the strength but the strategy was not there was it because they were too tired? or maybe they just didnt want the cup that bad this year? Its tough to say which one it could have been though they had the perfect team sometimes that doesnt make it strong enough to go through everyone know you need the hunger for the cup in your blood to make you succeed. After the horrifying loss to the bruins almost everyone predicted how the season was going to end. Bruins VS Blackhawks and the Blackhawks would win. It was close ...
Clint Hurdle is doing a better job than Dan Bylsma.
Tortorella, BTW, is one of three candidates - Peter Laviolette and Dan Bylsma are the others - to be Head Coach of 2014…
Two questions after Game 3. Do Pens fans still want Dan Bylsma fired? How good was Tim Thomas playing to keep Tuukka Rask on the bench?
The Penguins rely on a quick transition game to drive their offense and few players in the league are as good in transition as Letang. Dan Bylsma and his style of hockey isn’t going anywhere now that he’s been signed to a two-year extension.
here's me on Dan Bylsma, job security, and Battlestar Galactica
Watching the masterpiece that is The Mighty Ducks. A few things always occur to me; man do I hate Averman, Jesse and Peter. At least Jesse was one of the few good players before they got coached and Banks joined the team. Next is how young Mike Madano is in the movie. Then the 'Oreo Line' is one of the more racist things that's just in movies for some reason. Also how much better a coach is Emilo Estevez is than Dan Bylsma. Finally if you've analyzed this movie as much as Matt and Mark Vellky have you realize how dominating a player Gordon Bombay was. He scored 198 goals in a season thats no more than 15 games (at one point they show the standings and the Hawks are 12-0-0, they show them play one more game at least but for arguments sake we'll say 3 more.) That's 13.2 goals per game. BEST.PLAYER.EVER!
Pittsburgh Penguins chairman and co-owner Mario Lemieux may order the dismissal of head Coach Dan Bylsma after the team was swept by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals, …
Well, last Penguin post for at least a couple weeks... the Dan Bylsma re-hiring hopefully came with some caveats: 1.) Play the younger guys: Bennet should have played every game, Despres should have played every game. You don't play upsy/downsy in the Stanley Cup playoffs. 2.) Stick with a TEAM: refer to the previous comment. It was bad enough the whole team was pretty much hurt going into the playoffs, but to continue to bounce guys in and out was laughable. 3.) Learn how to deal with guys better at hockey than yourself: Iginila got flack for not performing, he has been on the right wing his whole "Hall of Fame" career, his was on the wrong wing. Bylsma needs to stop coddling his stars. If Sid wants to play with Kunitz (who was awful all playoffs) and Dupuis, you need to tell him... "I'm replacing Kunitz with a Hall of Fame caliber talent, you are the best in the world you can handle it." 4.) Stop coddling your players: They are adults, if they can't handle criticism how the *** are they going to handle ...
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Coach Dan Bylsma have agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2016. General manager Ray Shero announced the deal Wednesday morning, less than a week after the Eastern Conference's top seed was swept by Boston in the conference finals.
If Bill Cowher got 15 years, Dan Bylsma can get 2 more.
Dan Bylsma just given 2 year contract extension!!!
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Coach Dan Bylsma to a 2-yr extension. So that answers that. Gotta admit, not sure that I am a fan of this decision.
Dan Bylsma is the new Bill Cowher. Winning 1 Title, but mostly losing when it counted.
2 year extension for Pens head Coach Dan Bylsma announced by Ray Shero this morning
Dan Bylsma has...had his contract extended for 2 years.
While I am on a roll, after hearing a lot of Pens discussion the last few days, it sounds like Dan Bylsma and "The Flower" will be back next year, Geno will get a long-term deal and Kris Letang will be traded if the Pens can get a reasonable offer. The Pens do not have a long-term alternative to "The Flower" unless they can get someone back in a trade. Sadly, there is a lot of speculation that the goalie coach will be let go to bring someone to get "The Flower's" head straight during the play-offs. The Pens are very deep with young defense-men and are likely to trade Letang for help at the wing positions. Dupuis wants to stay but wants a 4 year commitment which may be a problem for the Pens. Ingilia may be the only player brought in at the trading deadline if he is willing to give a hometown discount. Cooke is a free agent and may get an offer the Pens will decline to match.
As hard as I am on Kris Letang, I think there's an excellent chance that Dan Bylsma ruined him.
I agree. To be honest, Dan Bylsma might have ruined Kris Letang.
Dan Bylsma said a few days ago that Marc Andre Fleury will be the starter next year. I think Fleury is a great goalie who had a bad playoffs and is better then he played in the playoffs. It seems as if Vokoun will stay as the backup unless he is cut, traded, or retires. Do you think Fleury should be the starter next year??? I do. -Adam
Penguins head Coach Dan Bylsma discusses the team's abrupt exit from the NHL playoffs, as well as whether he's talked about his future with the franchise wit...
Greg Wyshynski, author of the Yahoo.com 'Puckdaddy' blog, has lined up his reasons why Pens' Coach Dan Bylsma should be fired. Greg will be on the X Morning Show with Tim this morning at 8:45am.
Marc-Andre Fleury will be the Penguins' starting goaltender next year according to head Coach Dan Bylsma.
Dan Bylsma left no doubt Sunday that Marc-Andre Fleury will regain his status as the Penguins' No. 1 goaltender for the start of the 2013-14 season.
The talk around the campfire is Mario Lemieux may order the firing of Dan Bylsma.it wouldn't be the first coach Mario ordered fired..how many did Saint Mario fire when he was a player?
So, yeah, Dan Bylsma is an *** He said today that Despres is a top four defensemen and that Bennett is a top six forward. Then, uh, why didn't you play them more? Especially when you consider Paul Martin supposedly had a significant injury the last few games and was still required to log huge minutes. Then he also said Fleury was the team's franchise goalie and woulf be the No. 1 moving forward. Then why, Disco, did you not start him in Game 3 after Voky had to be pulled in Game 2?
Thanks to Greg Brown for his great expression of support for Dan Bylsma and his appreciation for the Pens season.
In a series full of offensive stars, it was the man who denied them that stood out, prompting Pens Coach Dan Bylsma to call Tuukka Rask 'elite.'
Dan Bylsma will not be fired. First off, it's our players faults we went into Boston, down 2 games. Secondly, Boston played the greatest defense I've ever personally seen. Thirdly, and most importantly, HE STILL SIGNED THROUGH NEXT SEASON. Everybody who thinks he should be fired- you're ridiculous and to everyone who thinks its definitely gonna happen-- do your homework. He's not going anywhere, anytime soon. We had one *** of a season, and I enjoyed every bit of. I always feel so humbled to be a Pens fan. Now if only we could trade fluery for Lundqvist, we'd be set.
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Dan Bylsma must be terminated. No way around it.
Final series overview: Plus/Minus: (This should be quick) + Tomas Vokoun EVEN Paul Martin EVEN Craig Adams EVEN Matt Cooke - (Entire rest of team) -- Kris Letang (if you own a Letang jersey, burn it) -- Dan Bylsma (duh)
“Dan Bylsma: "Tomas Vokoun did great this series. He did not wear his lucky underwear so that's why we lost."
I can go back to my major reasons before the playoffs started, The two only things that would stop the Penguins from going to the Cup would be .Dan Bylsma, and Marc Andre Fleury, check it out.LOL, IT HAPPENED!...WHAT A JOKE!.
Dan Bylsma: "Tomas Vokoun was 2 goals short of brilliant, 2 goals short of Tuukka Rask in these two games. He was great."
Big changes needed in Pittsburgh. The Pens you've known for awhile are no more. So long Marc-Andre Fleury. So long Kris Letang. And so long Dan Bylsma. Can't keep underachieving like this.
If you are one of those who think James Nill is waiting to see which NHL coaches will be available for next season you can add Dan Bylsma to that list. Bylsma will almost certainly not return to lead the Penguins next year. This was an implosion of historic proportions - records being broken according to tonight's broadcast dating to 1929. I do not think that Nill will pick from the list of John Tortorella, Alain Vigneault, Joe Sacco, or Lindy Ruff. I suspect it might be Guy Boucher, who was seperated from Tampa. But Nill might pick someone we have never heard of. I feel bad for Brenden Morrow. He played well in all four losses and deserved a better result. He did more for Dallas than those millionaires collecting money from Mark Cuban.
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