Report: Pens Extend Head Coach Dan Bylsma

Jun 5, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma reacts to being swept by the Boston Bruins in game four of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. The Boston Bruins won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins and general manager Ray Shero announced Wednesday that head coach Dan Bylsma has received a two-year contract extension, due to expire following the 2015-16 season – according to the Pens’ website.

Despite speculation that Bylsma would not return to the Pittsburgh bench after a disastrous series against the Boston Bruins – a series where the Pens mustered a mere two goals – the head coach will still remain a Penguin for a few more years.

Here’s what Shero had to say:

“Dan is one of the top coaches in the NHL. His record speaks for itself. We fell short of our goal this year, and we’re all disappointed in that, but I believe – and our ownership believes that Dan is the man to lead us into the future.”

Although the Pens haven’t gotten past the Eastern Conference Finals since their 2009 campaign – when it came down to it – Bylsma was the only man for the job.

Shero has been a supporter of Bylsma and will continue to support him down the road. However, the question that now lingers is for how long?

We know the talent Pittsburgh possesses, but can he lead them to the promise land once again?

Only time will tell.

Topics: Pittsburgh Penguins

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