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Pittsburgh Pirates #1: The stagnancy of the Pittsburgh Penguins

I believe the Pittsburgh Pirates are now the top team in Pittsburgh, not only due to their recent success and character, but also to the falterings of classic Pittsburgh franchises in the Steelers and Penguins.  In part 1, we examined the decline of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  And now, onto part 2: The stagnancy of the Pittsburgh Penguins. I want to be excited about the Pittsburgh...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins 2015-16 Regular Season Schedule

It’s finally that time of the year again as the NHL announced the full regular season schedules for the 2015-16 season. The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin the season on October 8th in Dallas at 8:30 PM. They will then play the Coyotes in Arizona two days later. The home opener at CONSOL Energy Center will take place on October 13th at 7:00 PM against the Montreal Canadiens. Dan...
Via The PensNation
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres locked in on Eichel at No. 2, open in rest of draft

  The Buffalo Sabres are all but certain to select Boston University center Jack Eichel with the second overall pick in the upcoming NHL draft. ''I figured you guys knew that, so I wondered why I had to come here,'' Buffalo general manager Tim Murray joked last week at a news conference previewing the draft. Murray has said drafting Eichel, the 18-year-old Hobey Baker winner, will...
Via AP on Fox
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

What's next for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms?

  View image | gettyimages.com Just when you thought the Philadelphia Flyers were done with their coaching search (a search that ended up with arguably the most interesting hire of the 2015 offseason), it's going to have to start back up again. GM Ron Hextall can cross hiring a head coach off this summer's to-do list. He can cross off finding assistant coaches as well. It...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Flyers, Phantoms coach Terry Murray heads to Buffalo

  View image | gettyimages.com Ever since the Philadelphia Flyers hired Dave Hakstol, it was rumored the Lehigh Valley Phantoms may be in the market for a new head coach. Those rumors are now true but not for the reason everyone thought as Terry Murray will join Dan Bylsma on the bench for the Buffalo Sabres. Murray was a prime candidate to take one of the assistant coach...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: NHL looks to end practice of teams receiving draft picks for fired employees

The NHL is reportedly looking to end the rather odd practice of teams being awarded draft picks when another club hires a fired head coach or general manager. Originally, a rule was put in place which would compensate a team if one of their employees leaves to find employment with a new club. This rule has since been exploited and teams are asking for compensation for terminated...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: NHL looks to end practice of teams receiving draft picks for fired employees

The NHL is reportedly looking to end the rather odd practice of teams being awarded draft picks when another club hires a fired head coach or general manager. Originally, a rule was put in place which would compensate a team if one of their employees leaves to find employment with a new club. This rule has since been exploited and teams are asking for compensation for terminated...
Via Bloguin Best
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Around the NHL: Bylsma to Buffalo, DeBoer and more

  View image | gettyimages.com  The Buffalo Sabres are team with loads of young talent who figure to add Jack Eichel to the pool at this year's draft. After firing Ted Nolan this offseason, the Sabres needed a coach to lead all the young players. Thursday afternoon they announced they have that coach as Dan Bylsma was introduced as the 17th head coach in franchise history...
Via Flyerdelphia
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: May 29, 2015

  Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than definitely not being involved in any FIFA fraud. And yes…that is a lei made of money. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Some highlights from the Dan Bylsma press conference Dan had some interesting things to say about the Penguins.  He said he is not interested...
Via The Pensblog
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Acquire Draft Pick as Dan Bylsma Signs On With Buffalo

(Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports) Another salary came off the books of the Pittsburgh Penguins today as former head coach Dan Bylsma signed a five-year contract to become the 17th head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. Even though Pittsburgh fired Bylsma, he was still under contract. Therefore, the Penguins had to give the Sabres permission to interview Bylsma. The Sabres were forced...
Via The PensNation
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Bylsma Hired as Buffalo Coach; Penguins Receive Compensation

The Associated Press reported this morning that the Buffalo Sabres have hired Dan Byslma as their new head coach. The Buffalo Sabres have hired Dan Bylsma to become their next coach. The hiring was announced Thursday, after the former Pittsburgh Penguins coach spent a second consecutive day meeting with Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula and general manager Tim Murray in Buffalo...
Via The Pensblog
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

No Babcock, no problem: Buffalo Sabres hire Dan Bylsma

As of Thursday afternoon, it appears Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray has found his head coach: Dan Bylsma. BREAKING NEWS: Dan Bylsma has been named the 17th head coach in #Sabres franchise history. #WelcomeDan pic.twitter.com/vQ6FbdPDnY — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) May 28, 2015 The former bench boss of the Pittsburgh Penguins seems to be the right […] The post...
Via Along the Boards
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Penguins Head Coach Dan Bylsma Heading To Buffalo

It has finally been made official that Dan Bylsma, former Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, has been hired by the Buffalo Sabres. Bylsma, still under contract with the Penguins even thought he was relieved from his coaching duties, will take over a Sabres team drafting 2nd overall in the upcoming 2015 NHL Draft.Through the deal, the Pens have acquired a Sabres 3rd round pick...
Via PensInitiative
May 28, 2015  |  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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Sabres, Bylsma reach agreement on head coach position

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement in principle to hire former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma. The person said Thursday that 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...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: May 28, 2015

  Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than whatever the hell this is… THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (EXPLOSION) ***BYLSMAWATCH2015*** (LASER SOUNDS) – The Buffalo Sabres have interviewed Dan Bylsma for their opening head coaching job.  I made a comment yesterday about not knowing is Bylsma is a good coach...
Via The Pensblog
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Penguins coach Bylsma reportedly meets again with Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A person familiar with the discussions says former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma is meeting with the Buffalo Sabres for a second straight day regarding their coaching vacancy. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Thursday because the Sabres have not disclosed details of their search to replace Ted Nolan, who was fired last...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

AP source: Ex-Penguins coach Bylsma meet again with Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the discussions says former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma is meeting with the Buffalo Sabres for a second straight day regarding their coaching vacancy. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Thursday because the Sabres have not disclosed details of their search to replace Ted Nolan, who was fired last...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

AP source: Sabres interviewing ex-Penguins coach Dan Bylsma

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres are interviewing former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma for their head-coaching vacancy. The meeting was taking place in Buffalo on Wednesday afternoon, and included Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, and general manager Tim Murray, the person said. The person spoke on the...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Devils expressing interest in Bylsma

The Devils are the latest team to express interest in former Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Monday's report by Dave Molinari said that while Bylsma is known to have interviewed (or will interview this week) for the openings in both Buffalo and San Jose, he is also believed to have been given permission to interview in New Jersey, where...
Via Fox Sports
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Bylsma to meet with the Buffalo Sabres

After missing out on Mike Babcock, the Buffalo Sabres are moving on and continuing their head coach search. That search now turns to Dan Bylsma who is expected to meet with the team this week. The Sabres already received permission to speak with Bylsma from the Pittsburgh Penguins (Bylsma was fired by the Penguins, but is still on their payroll as his contract ran through next year...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Bylsma to meet with the Buffalo Sabres

After missing out on Mike Babcock, the Buffalo Sabres are moving on and continuing their head coach search. That search now turns to Dan Bylsma who is expected to meet with the team this week. The Sabres already received permission to speak with Bylsma from the Pittsburgh Penguins (Bylsma was fired by the Penguins, but is still on their payroll as his contract ran through next year...
Via Bloguin Best
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: May 22nd, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.   It’s more fun than watching Mike Babcock make it rain. ***BREAKING NEWS AGAIN*** tPB has received exclusive footage of Mike Babcock after his press conference with the Toronto Maple Leafs. When asked when this joke will get old, summer intern for the Pens Blog Matty B. responded…...
Via The Pensblog
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins GM: Ex-coach Bylsma free to pursue any coaching job

  Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford tells The Associated Press that ex-coach Dan Bylsma is free to pursue any job opening, including one with the Buffalo Sabres. Rutherford made his comment Thursday in response to a question as to whether Sabres have asked him permission to interview Bylsma for their vacancy. Though Bylsma was fired last June, he remains on the...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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