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.
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.
“Dan is one of the top coaches in the NHL. Â His record speaks for itself. Â 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. Â 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.