Pittsburgh Penguins Fans Should Leave Mike Yeo Alone

June 17th, 2010 by Alison Myers Leave a reply »
When the news came out on Tuesday night that Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Mike Yeo was leaving the organization to take a head coaching position with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League, it seemed like most Penguins fans could hardly wait to bid him farewell.

Most of the comments I saw were of the “good riddance” and “Thank God he’s gone” varieties.

A lot of the fans feel that Yeo was to blame for the Penguins’ power play woes the last couple of seasons. Even Ray Shero noticed and commented on it in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . It turns out some segments of the Penguins fanbase had created a “Yeo Must Go” slogan to push for the assistant coach’s firing.

Isn't that almost wrong for a group of fans that claim they are so passionate about the Penguins? The same fans—who claim they support the team no matter what—openly called for someone's firing, even going as far as to make fun of Yeo when he had health problems earlier in the season.

Pittsburgh fans need to back off Mike Yeo, especially now that he is leaving the organization.

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