Big Lead Sports Bar

3/09/2011

Dan Bylsma Gets 3-Year Extension



The Penguins haven't exactly been the Steelers when it comes to matters of continuity with their head coach, but they took another step towards changing that today.


Coach Dan Bylsma, who holds the best points percentage in team history (.648), received a three-year extension today from the Penguins that's very well-deserved. In addition to that franchise-best mark, Bylsma's resume includes a Stanley Cup in his first year on the job (2009) and a 2010-11 season that has his team sitting just two points out of first place in the division and the conference despite an incredible rash of injuries.

Bylsma also owns a 23-17 record behind the bench in two playoff seasons, and his only series loss was a seven-gamer with Montreal last year. To say he's done a good job, even taking into consideration his highly skilled lineup, would be an understatement. Keeping him in-house through 2013-14 is just another smart move by an organization that's known for pushing the right buttons.

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