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Bylsma Gets A Contract Extension

from the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma has agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2013-14 season, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
 
Bylsma, 40, led the Penguins to a Stanley Cup in 2009 and has his team in the hunt for the top spot in the Eastern Conference this year despite an injury-depleted lineup.
 
“Dan has very quickly established himself as one of the best coaches in the National Hockey League,” Shero said. “He has been a perfect fit for our organization since day one, and we look forward to having him leading our team for the next three seasons.
 
“I think what we’ve been able to accomplish so far his season, even with players like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal out of the lineup for extended periods of time, is a testament to his coaching system, his adaptability, and his composure under pressure.”

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Paul's avatar

Bylsma and Shero will meet with the media at 1pm ET today.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/09/11 at 01:12 PM ET

Flashtastick56's avatar

Well deserved.

When he wins the Jack Adams this year, that’ll be well deserved, too.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 03/09/11 at 01:58 PM ET

JMK's avatar

Give Bylsma the Jack Adams and cue up the Bettman/Penguins conspiracy theories.

Posted by JMK on 03/09/11 at 02:26 PM ET

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He’ll be a finalist but he won’t win.  If NJ gets to the playoffs, it’s all Lemaires.  And it always goes to the most improved team.

I disagree with him on line match ups and other things, but the results and the respect he has from the players is more than enough.

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 03/09/11 at 08:54 PM ET

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