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by Paul on 05/14/14 at 01:51 PM ET
from Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
Ownership favored firing Bylsma as of Wednesday, the sources said.
Ownership believed Bylsma lost the dressing room this season, specifically the support of franchise centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, the sources said.
Players were unhappy with Bylsma's numerous meetings and long practices and the decreasing sense of fun within the Penguins' daily environment, the sources said.
Crosby and Malkin also grew disenchanted with perceived harsh criticism they received from Bylsma during meetings, the sources said.
Also, the sources said, ownership was concerned about the Crosby's body language during the playoffs.
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