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guess that comes from the same Voices in his head that said Malkin could be traded ! sorry Dreger is no different than Dwayne Keith Klessel anymore

Posted by Evilpens on 06/07/13 at 07:22 AM ET


With the underperforming pay off the last few games, i could see the coach on the hot seat. Hockey coaches don’t seem to stick long if the loser a few they shouldn’t, particularly if those are in the playoffs.

Posted by teldar on 06/07/13 at 07:26 AM ET

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Dreger is obviously far more in the know than we could ever be. But the thing to me is, the Pens have easily the best forward talent in the NHL. The D talent isn’t as good, but given the forward group, the D corps has plenty of skill and should be able to shut down games against most teams. Of course, the goaltending isn’t the coach’s fault. But the question being, why doesn’t this team play much better team defense (and I put that on both the forwards and D)? The talent to do it is there, and we see them do it occasionally. If that inconsistency doesn’t fall on the coach, then what’s the point of having a coach?

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 06/07/13 at 07:28 AM ET

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again it is Dreger Making things up, he says HE can’t see it happening

Posted by Evilpens on 06/07/13 at 07:30 AM ET

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& I will post this again If Nabokov in the Pens-Isles series is not worse than MAF the Isles win that series & Bylsma & company have already been fired


Paul might want to put that column up

Posted by Evilpens on 06/07/13 at 07:36 AM ET

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Sorry ! Friday & not enough coffee yet

Posted by Evilpens on 06/07/13 at 07:37 AM ET


I think Bylsma may have gotten a little bit too much credit for the Pens Cup win because the Pens still had the defensive structure from under Therrien. Bylsma may have been the right guy to get them over the top that year, but in the years since, the Pen’s defense (poor goaltending by MAF not withstanding) has been an ad hoc shambles.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 06/07/13 at 09:21 AM ET

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Posted by Evilpens on 06/07/13 at 10:07 AM ET

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Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 06/07/13 at 10:21 AM ET

Right, my thoughts exactly. And the D wasn’t so inconsistent and messy for lack of talent. Since the start of the ‘09-‘10 season, they’ve had various combinations of Letang, Orpik, Michalek, Martin, Niskanen, Goligoski, Gonchar, Murray, Engelland, Eaton, and probably more guys I’m forgetting. It’s not the Devils when they had various combos of Stevens, Daneyko, Rafalski, and Neidermayer, but it’s very solid. When you add the talent up front, a high level of team defense should be attainable, and we’ve seen in stretches, it absolutely has been. So why can’t they do it consistently? How does that not fall on the coaching staff?

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 06/07/13 at 12:41 PM ET

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Larry Brooks…

The Rangers could well have a stake in the eastern finals between the Bruins and Penguins in which Pittsburgh faces elimination via a sweep with Game 4 set for Friday night in Boston.
For if the Penguins fail to make this a competitive series, let alone mount an historic comeback achieved only four times in the history of professional sports, it is possible that Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero would dismiss coach Dan Bylsma.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/07/13 at 12:44 PM ET

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