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Report: local man finds graph that shows Penguins play better under Mike Sullivan than Mike Johnston

A stunning development overnight showed a local Pittsburgh man discovering advanced stats showed the Penguins are better under Mike Sullivan than Mike Johnston: — DKLunaticCommentor (@DKPGHLunatic) January 30, 2016 It is also being reported that advanced stats improve when a team is scoring more goals, playing better defense, getting Sidney Crosby...
Via The Pensblog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sullivan vs. Johnston: Comparing the Penguins’ First-Half Numbers

With a couple of days between games and nothing in particular to write about, I thought I’d compare the Penguins’ stats under new coach Mike Sullivan to those compiled under former skipper Mike Johnston. While the impromptu analysis didn’t expose anything earth-shattering, it did reveal a few surprises. First, the expected. Based on the numbers, the stars clearly have benefited...
Via PenguinPoop
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Show Marked Improvement Under Sullivan

Since Mike Sullivan took over for Mike Johnston a few short weeks ago, a lot has been made of the Penguins surge in shot totals and the perceived increase in offensive focus between coaches. If your eyes are telling you the same thing you’ve been reading on the internet, you’re not wrong. I went to Pittsburgh’s own War On Ice yesterday to tinker around and check some numbers...
Via The Pensblog
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Coaching Thoughts: Goodbye, Mike Johnston. Hello, Mike Sullivan.

The Mike Johnston Era From start to finish, the Mike Johnston era was one of disarray and disconnect. That is not meant to be a shot at Johnston either. It started with the weird week of coaching rumors that presumably sent guys like Willie Desjardins fleeing the scene before Johnston was hired. It included a hot start for the offense and powerplay, followed by the mumps, followed...
Via The Pensblog
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins fire Mike Johnston, Mike Sullivan named new coach

Today it was announced that the Pittsburgh Penguins relieved head coach Mike Johnston of his head coaching duties. He will be replaced by Mike Sullivan, who is as of this moment the new full time head coach. In addition to Mike Johnston’s firing, they also let assistant coach Gary Agnew go. Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had a slew of tweets from the post firing press...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Release Mike Johnston, Bring In Mike Sullivan

The Pittsburgh Penguins (15-10-3, 33 points) disclosed late Saturday morning that Mike Sullivan, 47, was named head coach of the team. He replaces Mike Johnston, 58, who was let go earlier in the day. The announcement also included the release of assistant coach Gary Agnew, 55, from his duties. Sullivan, a native of Marshfield, Massachusetts was in his first season as head coach...
Via The PensNation
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins fire Mike Johnston; Mike Sullivan takes over

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins hired Mike Johnston in the summer of 2014 and tasked him with guiding the star-laden roster back to the NHL's elite. The marriage lasted all of 18 months. The Penguins fired Johnston and assistant Gary Agnew on Saturday morning with the high-profile team languishing in the middle of the pack in the crowded Metropolitan Division. Johnston...
Via Associated Press
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Bruins Player, Coach Mike Sullivan Hired As Penguins Head Coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins will have a new man behind their bench when they visit TD Garden this week. The Penguins, losers of six of their last nine games, on Saturday fired head coach Mike Johnston and assistant Gary Agnew and announced the hiring of Mike Sullivan, who will make the jump from Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate to take over for Johnston. “I felt it was time for a coaching...
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Fire Head Coach Mike Johnston and Assistant Gary Agnew

After another close loss, more questions about Sprong and a lack of scoring, and more typical Mike Johnston looks, the Penguins relieved their head coach of his duties on Saturday morning. Gary Agnew has also been let go, while Rick Tocchet keeps his job and Jacques Martin moves into an assistant coach position.  Mike Sullivan, who has gone 18-5 with the Baby Pens this year, takes...
Via The Pensblog
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Johnston To Be Named Pittsburgh Penguins’ Head Coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins finally have found their new bench boss. Mike Johnston will be named the Penguins’ new head coach on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports Johnston’s contract is a three-year deal, and the Pens are expected to make the move official on Wednesday afternoon. Mike Johnston expected to officially ne named coach of the Penguins...
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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