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Dan Bylsma Returns To Pittsburgh Tonight

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,

The buildup began at practice Wednesday. Bylsma gave extra greetings to some Pittsburgh reporters and had a welcome-back chat with Jennifer Bullano, the Penguins’ senior director of communications. Bullano was one of Bylsma’s closest front-office confidantes when he was here and he even appeared with her in March, 2014 on the TLC reality show “Say Yes to the Dress,” to do shopping in New York during a road trip for her impending wedding.

“I was a part of this organization for eight years and here for 5½ of them and there’s a lot of familiarity walking into this building,” Bylsma said. “I certainly felt that today.”

But what’s it going to be like to coach a game in front of a full house against the likes of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin?

“There will be emotions. I’m not going to be moved to tears but it’s going to be emotional,” Bylsma said. “Even right now, I look at the empty seats and I’m gonna know 50 faces in the stands tomorrow where they sit. I know where my family sat when they were here. There’s certainly going to be emotions.”

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