Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Bylsma's future with Pens
By Victoria Matiash
UPDATE: The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed head coach Dan Bylsma to a two-year contract extension through 2015-16.
*** We're about to get a good sense of whether Dan Bylsma will stay on as head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. GM Ray Shero is scheduled to give his annual season-ending briefing at 11 a.m. Wednesday. At this point, a big change behind the bench would come as a surprise. According to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Shero "made a strong push for approval on an extension for Bylsma" during Tuesday's lengthy discussions with majority co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle. Rossi implies ownership doesn't appear too keen on switching it up.
"... last (I) heard, not all in #pens ownership group were keen on extension for Bylsma. But nobody wanted him replaced, either ..."
If let go, Bylsma is expected to vault to the top of the New York Rangers' list of candidates for head coach.