by Tony on 06/13/13 at 08:28 AM ET
From Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Starkey lists the majority of bullets for those not agreeing with a contract extension for Penguins Head Coach Dan Bylsma.
Instead, they essentially told the world — via Shero — that they are accepting of the hideous playoff implosions that have marked the past four springs.
The Montreal meltdown. The Tampa Bay tank job. The Philly flop. The Boston Tee Party (See local country club).
This move evokes the Steelers' coach-centric model of management. Which might not be a bad thing. It's a vote for stability. And who knows? The Steelers were proven correct when they twice extended Bill Cowher after disappointing seasons. The Penguins might be vindicated, too. It's just so hard to envision a largely unchanged cast changing the script next spring.
I mean, really, Marc-Andre Fleury's coming back, as Shero stated in the strongest possible words? The Bylsma-Fleury marriage works? Management's confidence in a shattered goaltender has not waned?
Nope. Nothing to see here.
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