This morning, the Buffalo Sabres announced that head coach Dan Bylsma and general manager Tim Murray have been fired. Such a culling at the conclusion of a 33-37-12 season, a regression in the middle of what was supposed to be a rebuild, isn’t the most shocking thing to happen, but the timing of the firings has a lot…
The Penguins will announce the firings of GM Ray Shero
and head coach Dan Bylsma at a press conference later this morning.
Changes are coming in Pittsburgh but they're not going to be the right ones. After the Penguins punted a 3-1 series lead and home Game 7 to the Rangers, you can bet any amount of money you like that coach Dan Bylsma will be fired. Only because it's easier to fire a coach than it is to find six decent forwards.
The Bruins have been salting the earth behind them in these playoffs, traumatizing Toronto and spurring New York to fire John Tortorella. Might they add to their coachkilling spree with Dan Bylsma's head? One report has owner Mario Lemieux already reaching for the ax.
Last night was the second of four HBO 24/7: Penguins/Capitals: The Road to the Winter Classic episodes. Here, a few thoughts more disjointed than Matt Hendricks's face.