Reports: Red Wings May Offer Dan Bylsma Assistant Coach Position

According to reports, including from Craig Custance of a Athletic, a Detroit Red Wings might have offering former Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres conduct manager Dan Bylsma an partner manager position.

Bylsma, 47, would join Jeff Blashill‘s staff, though he has not nonetheless supposed a offer if indeed it was made. Bylsma served as a studio researcher for a NHL network final season. Before that he was a Buffalo Sabres conduct manager for dual seasons, 2015-16 and 2016-17. However, Bylsma is many famous for coaching a Pittsburgh Penguins from 2009 to 2014, including their 2009 Stanley Cup championship.

The intensity pierce should be watched carefully, as there was some doubt if Jeff Blashill would lapse for his fourth deteriorate as Red Wings conduct coach. Last season, a Red Wings finished underneath .500 (30-39-13) and good out of a playoff picture. Blashill succeded Mike Babcock as a Red Wings boss.

Bylsma, a former NHL actor with several teams including a Anaheim Ducks, was final an NHL partner manager for a New York Islanders commencement in 2005. For a 2008-09 season, he was named a conduct manager of a AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The Pittsburgh Penguins elevated Bylsma to NHL conduct manager in Feb. 2009 after they dismissed Michael Therrien.

With Bylsma as conduct coach, a Penguins were 18-3-4 and won a franchise’s third Stanley Cup by beating, rather ironically, the Detroit Red Wings on Jun 12, 2009. Bylsma won a Jack Adams Award as manager of a year in 2010-11, though a Penguins did not win another Stanley Cup or allege to a Stanley Cup final underneath Bylsma.

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The Penguins dismissed him following a Round 2 detriment to a New York Rangers, in 2014.

Controversy enveloped a finish of Bylsma’s Pittsburgh tenure. It was widely insincere Bylsma would be private with General Manager Ray Shero after a end of a season. However, Penguins President David Morehouse dismissed Shero though kept Bylsma for several weeks. Other open NHL head manager positions were filled in that time.

In Jun 2014, stream Penguins Penguins GM Jim Rutherford was hired and soon relieved Bylsma of coaching duties.

Bylsma was a fastest NHL manager to 250 wins (395 games). He also coached Team USA to a unsatisfactory 4th place finish during a 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Bylsma stays a all-time winningest Penguins coach, with 252 wins.


Correction: Pittsburgh Hockey Now wrongly attributed one of a reports to Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster P.J. Stock. That anxiety has been removed.

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