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HotTake Tuesday: RIP Winter Classic

It might be cold as can be outside today, but it’s time to warm up with a nice HotTake! Today Jimmy Rixner from Pensburgh jumps on with Conley and Richter to give some scorching hot takes. Be sure to follow Jimmy on twitter: @HooksOrpik. Malkin Vs Adams: Is it a big deal? Richter: The real story stems back to last year. This past summer, it was reported that practices weren’t...
Via The PensNation
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes:12/30/14-Flyers fall in the desert; look to rebound against Colorado

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage.   Flyers fall again A late rally couldn't save the Flyers against Arizona: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] [CSNPhilly.com-Tim Panaccio] [The Hockey Writers-Andy Dudones] Rumor mill Could Dan Bylsma be waiting in the wings for the Flyers head coach position? [Broad Street Hockey-Travis...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Penguins defenseman ridicules decision to fire Dan Bylsma

Defenseman Matt Niskanen had some harsh words about the Pittsburgh Penguins and their decision to fire head coach Dan Bylsma back in June. Now with the Washington Capitals, Niskanen was open with his remarks and revealed that he thinks that – to be blunt – that the decision was a poor one. Niskanen’s comments, as seen on Trib Live, were pretty candid regarding Bylsma’s firing...
Via Bloguin Best
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Penguins defenseman ridicules decision to fire Dan Bylsma

Defenseman Matt Niskanen had some harsh words about the Pittsburgh Penguins and their decision to fire head coach Dan Bylsma back in June. Now with the Washington Capitals, Niskanen was open with his remarks and revealed that he thinks that – to be blunt – that the decision was a poor one. Niskanen’s comments, as seen on Trib Live, were pretty candid regarding Bylsma’s firing...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

LINK CITY: Weekly newsletter, Malkin’s excited, still not over Bylsma

A rare link city. Three things to read - Steve Lepore put together PDL’s weekly newsletter. Unlimited content. Check it our here, or sign up to have it delivered. - Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist tonight. Malkin is excited. He spoke to the Penguins Sam Kasan: “I’m excited,” Malkin said. “(Hornqvist) is a great shooter, good linemates. We’ll work together. Tomorrow...
Via The Pensblog
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Most embarrassing thing on the Internet today – Bleacher Report loves Dan Bylsma

Almost forgot the Bleacher Report exists. Somehow got sucked into one of their slideshows and noticed this awesome paragraph:   - “Cup-winner” - “Veteran strategist” Good times. According to the Bleacher report, 16k people read that. 15,999 were Dan Bylsma refreshing his Internet cookies. Good lord.
Via The Pensblog
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ehrhoff and Johnston Just What Letang Needed by @MadChad412

What good is having extremely talented players if you refuse to put them in the best position to succeed? For all of the successes that Dan Bylsma had as head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, perhaps his biggest folly was not adapting his philosophies to his players, instead forcing them to adapt to his system. Bylsma, who liked to play aging veterans as well guys that would "grind...
Via PensInitiative
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Wings hire Tony Granato as assistant coach

The Red Wings have found one assistant coach but are still looking for another. According to TSN's Darren Dreger, Tony Granato will be on the bench alongside coach Mike Babcock this coming season.  Granato was most recently an assistant to Dan Bylsma in Pittsburgh, where he had been since 2009. In his 14-year NHL career, Granato had 248 goals and 244 assists in 773 games with the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby: Pittsburgh Penguins Players Let Down Ray Shero, Dan Bylsma

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look different next year, not only on the ice but behind the bench and in the front office, too. Superstar center Sidney Crosby is partially to blame for those changes. That might seem unfair for a player who might win another Hart Trophy as the league’s MVP, but Crosby is the captain of a Penguins team that has failed to meet expectations in the past...
Via NESN.com
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Lunch Break: Where’s the coach? w/ Paige Lewis

Dan Bylsma — penguins.nhl.com Joined by our good friend, Paige Lewis, we discuss the coaching searches throughout the National Hockey League and where each candidate may land. Tune in at NOON and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter: @PensNation_Ken, @PaigeLewisFL
Via The PensNation
June 19, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Separating Two Eras by @griffTHW

Most fans and pundits would likely describe the start to Pittsburgh's offseason as, at best, peculiar.  In firing Ray Shero and (temporarily) retaining Dan Bylsma, the club bucked a response that many assumed would be a foregone conclusion.As days turned to weeks without a G.M. in place, storm clouds darkened over an organization whose supporters grew more and more restless.  Without...
Via PensInitiative
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers' head coaching search entering final stages

Aside from the Stanley Cup Final matchup between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, there have been few teams causing more commotion than the Florida Panthers as of late. In possession of this year's No. 1 overall draft pick, the Panthers will soon make their first big splash of the offseason as they prepare to name a new head coach. After having as many as 12 coaches in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

There's only one Black and Gold, dammit: Pens to reintroduce "Pittsburgh Gold" next season

The Pittsburgh Penguins are cleaning house up and down their organization. Coach Dan Bylsma? Fired. General manager Ray Shero? Fired. Roster moves? TBD.Add one more order of business to the to-do list for the Pens: change their jerseys.Bringing back the Gold: Pittsburgh will reintroduce the colors they stole from the B's, erm, I mean they borrowed from the Steelers and the Pirates...
Via BruinsLife
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dan Bylsma Interested In Panthers Job, Will Meet With Team

Dan Bylsma spent the first part of his NHL coaching career in one America’s hockey-crazed markets. Now he might have interest in beginning the next chapter of his career in a place that seems to forget it even has a hockey team. Bylsma was fired by the Pittsburgh Penguins last week, but he’s not expected to be unemployed very long. The Sun Sentinel is reporting Bylsma and the...
Via NESN.com
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Bylsma to join NHL Network for Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

USA Dan Bylsma was put out of a job this weekend by the Pittsburgh Penguins, but it didn’t take the 2009 Stanley Cup winning coach to find a new place to land in the hockey world. Tonight, the former Penguins coach will join the NHL Networks contingent of former players as a studio analyst for Game 3 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Bylsma will join NHL Network for the Finals

Don’t adjust your TV sets. Bylsma will join the coverage for Game 3. Dan Bylsma is joining NHL Network as Stanley Cup Final analyst — Rob Rossi (@RobRossi_Trib) June 9, 2014 This is a perfect job for Bylsma. Since the NHL network only airs one live show, and then just keeps replaying the same thing over and over.
Via The Pensblog
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: A Requiem for Dan and Ray

Somewhere Craig Patrick must be smiling. Not an arrogant, misery-loves-company sneer. More of a rueful, knowing grin. Aside from Mario Lemieux, no one did more to save the Pittsburgh Penguins than Patrick. He literally dragged the franchise from the gutter of mediocrity in the early 1990s and willed it onto a championship course. However, following several down years the Hall-of...
Via PenguinPoop
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Disco’s Out: Dan Bylsma Fired By Penguins

Looks like for Dan Bylsma, the music is over. In what looks like the first move made by new Penguins GM Jim Rutherford, Bylsma was sent packing, this after sitting about for nearly three weeks while other more attractive coaching vacancies were up for grabs. The move for Rutherford may have been solid, as he did help build a Cup Winner, but the time wasted on informing Dan that he...
Via Total Sports Live
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers Reach Out To Dan Bylsma About Head Coaching Vacancy

The Florida Panthers wasted little time contacting Dan Bylsma about their ongoing search for a head coach. Newly-hired Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford fired Bylsma Friday morning, and Panthers general manager Dale Tallon phoned the former 2011 Coach of the Year to touch base, a team source told the Sun Sentinel. DIdn't take long as Panthers have already been...
Via NESN.com
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins hire Rutherford as GM, fire Bylsma

Pierre McGuire will not be the new GM in Pittsburgh. That may be the biggest takeaway from a day loaded with change in Pittsburgh as the organization announced they hired Jim Rutherford and fired Dan Bylsma. OK, so the McGuire line may be a bit of a joke, but it’s definitely a big day for the Penguins as the officially close the door on the Ray Shero – Bylsma era and open the...
Via Bloguin Best
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins hire Rutherford as GM, fire Bylsma

Pierre McGuire will not be the new GM in Pittsburgh. That may be the biggest takeaway from a day loaded with change in Pittsburgh as the organization announced they hired Jim Rutherford and fired Dan Bylsma. OK, so the McGuire line may be a bit of a joke, but it’s definitely a big day for the Penguins as the officially close the door on the Ray Shero – Bylsma era and open the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Fire Head Coach and Hire GM

#484688449 / gettyimages.com The Pittsburgh Penguins held a press conference on Friday afternoon announcing both the firing of head coach Dan Bylsma and hiring of new general manager Jim Rutherford. It had been speculated since the Penguins fired previous GM Ray Shero if Bylsma would keep his coach duties and those questions were answered Friday. With the multitude of head coaching...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins fire coach after he leads team to 109 point season

#485952003 / gettyimages.comNothing like waiting till Friday afternoon to make a bunch of personnel moves, but it happened. I am sure none of us should be shocked that Dan Bylsma was fired by the Pittsburgh Penguins today, because we were told that it was probably coming. Bylsma’s crime, his team didn’t make it past the second round of the NHL playoffs. Wrap your finger around...
Via Goon's World
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins name Jim Rutherford GM, fire coach Dan Bylsma

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Friday that Jim Rutherford would be the team’s new general manager and that coach Dan Bylsma has been fired. Rutherford replaces Ray Shero, who had been fired May 16. Bylsma coached the Penguins for five-plus seasons, compiling a record of 252-117-32 and leading the team to the Stanley Cup in 2009. “Dan is a good man and a good coach, but I thought...
Via Sports-Glory
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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