Should Dan Bylsma Be At Fault for the Pittsburgh Penguins Struggles?

October 14th, 2010 by Alison Myers Leave a reply »
I know, I know. The Penguins have only played four games in the 2010-2011 season, and there’s plenty of time for them to straighten things out.

But that doesn't mean I will ignore the problems the team is having. Right now, one of those problems is a debate about the Penguins bench boss.

Since last night’s loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, many fans have directed whipping-boy status to the man behind the bench: Dan Bylsma.

Some of these fans are saying Bylsma should be fired. Everything he does is magnified right now, from how much ice time he gives certain players to what kind of line combinations he uses and whether he is the great coaching mind Ray Shero made him out to be.

I have thoughts on both sides of the debate, and I would like to get into them and determine how much Bylsma should be held responsible for the Penguins problems.


Blame Bylsma

Like it or not, when a team is not performing up to expectations, the person to be blamed is the coach.

It is said that it is easier to get rid of one coach than fire a whole team. Just ask Michel Therrien, John Tortorella, ...

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