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Pittsburgh Penguins fire coach Michel Therrien

He didn’t even make it through a whole season after taking the team to the Stanley Cup finals. From AP-

The Pittsburgh Penguins fired coach Michel Therrien on Sunday, less than a year after he led the team to the Stanley Cup finals.

Dan Bylsma, coach of the team’s AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, was installed as interim coach with 25 games remaining in the season.

Even with Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, who rank first and second in the NHL in scoring, the Penguins have struggled to a 27-25-5 record this season. They’re in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, five points out of eighth and the final playoff spot.

The Penguins lost to the Detroit Red Wings in six games in last year’s Stanley Cup finals.

No question about it, Pittsburgh has underachieved all year. A coaching change in my opinion won’t get this team to the 2008-09 NHL postseason.

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No, not a coaching problem.
Sid the Kid isn’t ready to shoulder a team…and Malkin seems kinda flakey.

Posted by markm | February 16, 2009 | 12:53 pm | Permalink

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