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Bylsma's small change revolutionized James Neal's game

The Players' Tribune has been full of great insights from athletes ever since its inception, giving readers an entirely new look into the world of sports. There are many lessons to learn from the posts on that website, and a recent story from James Neal showed just how important a minor change by a coach can be on an athlete's career.For Neal, the coach who made the biggest difference...
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Report: Tortorella will be Team USA’s World Cup head coach

In an announcement which will reportedly be made official tonight and which would come as a huge surprise, John Tortorella will be named Team USA’s head coach for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.  John Tortorella will be named head coach of Team USA's entry for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey tonight after MNF. #TSN — Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) September 21, 2015 ...
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Sabres' Dan Bylsma and Patrick Kaleta have a pretty interesting relationship

Agitator Patrick Kaleta is pretty good at his job. His job isn't to score goals, it's not to win face offs, he's not even responsible for setting up his team mates with passes. His job is to, well, agitate. New Buffalo Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma coached against Kaleta from 2008 to 2014. And to say Kaleta didn't get on Bylsma's nerves may be a bit of an understatement. "I have a...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Bylsma says he has a hard time “not wanting to kill” Patrick Kaleta

Old instincts and habits are hard to break. Dan Bylsma is learning that the hard way now that he’s the head coach of Patrick Kaleta and the Buffalo Sabres. While Kaleta is battling for a spot on the roster, Bylsma is fighting the urge to kill him after years of opposing the forward. Bylsma’s comments, via the Buffalo News: “I have a hard time not wanting to kill him. I...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sabres reach agreement with Bylsma as new head coach

  BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement in principle to hire former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Thursday.   The one holdup is a discussion over whether the Penguins are due compensation from the Sabres for hiring a coach who is still under contract with Pittsburgh, the person...
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Buffalo Sabres to hire Dan Bylsma as head coach

After throwing crazy money at new Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock and missing out, it seems the Buffalo Sabres have settled on an adequate backup plan as John Wawrow reports the team is set to hire Dan Bylsma.  Just filed: Person familiar with talks tells AP that #Sabres have agreement in place to hire Dan Bylsma pending compensation to #Penguins. — John Wawrow...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will be the next Pittsburgh Penguins head coach?

Now that Jim Rutherford has taken over as General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, there is one huge question that still looms: who will be brought in as the Penguins next head coach? GMJR has expressed that there is no rush to make the decision before the draft on June 27th, Rutherford did note that the new head coach will be announced prior to the start of free-agency on July...
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Where do the Pittsburgh Penguins Go From Here? (Part 1)

With another disappointing early exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, a lot has been made about Dan Bylsma’s tenure as Head Coach. Seems like the consensus is to let Bylsma go and bring in a new coach. Bylsma is only part of the problem, but you have to start somewhere, right? Dan Bylsma ponders what went wrong… Photo Credit: Yahoo! Sports. Is firing Dan Bylsma the right move...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Bylsma: Enough is ENOUGH! by @ExcitedBobErrey

I told myself I wouldn't write this post.I told myself I wouldn't compare Team USA under Dan Bylsma and the Pittsburgh Penguins under Dan Bylsma, because they're two completely different situations. The outcome of the Olympics does not affect Dan Bylsma's ability as coach of the Pens in the slightest. A Gold Medal for Team USA wouldn't make Dan Bylsma more likely to lead the team...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Pittsburgh Deserve Bylsma? by @ChicksDigHockey

 It must be hard to be a coach or sports figure in the contentious world of Pittsburgh sports. The rabid sports fans of Southwestern Pennsylvania demand an unattainable level of perfection and accountability that leaves little room for the frailties of mortality. I offer the example of Dan Bylsma. He made the mistake of coaching the Penguins to a Stanley Cup victory the same year...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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