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Video: How long will Dan Bylsma be out of a job?

Jun 6, 2014, 5:50 PM EDT

During Friday’s Edward Jones Face Time session, NHL on NBC analyst Jeremy Roenick discussed Dan Bylsma’s dismissal in Pittsburgh and shared his thoughts on how long — or, how not-so-long — Bylsma would be out of a job.

Currently, there are three NHL gigs available: Vancouver, Carolina and Florida. The Canucks could be a fit — director of player personnel Lorne Henning was Bylsma’s assistant coach in Anaheim from 2002-04 — and don’t discount the ‘Canes or Panthers, both of whom appear keen on adding a veteran head coach with plenty of NHL experience.


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  1. sabatimus - Jun 6, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Not long. After the Tortellini Disaster, Bylsma would be good for the Canucks.

  2. 950003cups - Jun 6, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Tortorella is a very good coach. The rangers are still very much using a lot of what Tortorella brought.

    • sabatimus - Jun 6, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      He *was* a good coach.

    • stakex - Jun 6, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      Indeed. Despite the revisionist history so many people have with the guy, the Rangers are where they are today due in large part to Torts. His time was at its end with the club, and AV might have been needed to move them to the next level, but its not right to give Torts no credit for how this team has played.

      Its also worth pointing out that the Canucks were perhaps the worst possible situation for a guy like Torts to step into. His coaching style worked with the Rangers because they had a lot of young guys that could be molded and developed the way he wanted. The Canucks roster on the other hand was filled with veteran players that have all developed under radically different systems, and coaching styles. His ways were never going to fly in that situation. That doesn’t make him a bad coach, it makes him the wrong coach….

    • imleftcoast - Jun 7, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      You have no idea what you are talking about.

      No other NHL coach thinks shot blocking is a key part of the regular season. His key guys are burnt out or injured when the games start to matter.

      He has offensive guys focused on defense. It was the same problem of no offense in Vancouver and New York. This is why guys are having bounce back seasons in New York.

      Chip and chase doesn’t work. I don’t see the Rangers playing that style at all.

  3. ravanator - Jun 6, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Bylsma does not need to find a job. He can go on welfare like everyone else in Pittsburgh. You are welcome Pittsburgh, keep spending my tax dollars. Cheers!


    • theageofquarrel - Jun 6, 2014 at 8:18 PM

      Ok, Garbage.

    • alicesrightfootesq - Jun 6, 2014 at 8:46 PM

      C’mon now, no one is jealous of Baltimore.

    • chanceoffleury - Jun 7, 2014 at 12:26 AM

      Baltimore has a higher unemployment rate than Pittsburgh…..

    • 6superbowls - Jun 7, 2014 at 8:37 AM


  4. hockeyornothing - Jun 6, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Bylsma will land and have is head held high pretty soon – wouldn’t be surprised if it was within the week. But I am very surprised by how the Pens handled this whole situation. Should have let him go with Shero. Then again things happen for a reason.

  5. ironcity6pak - Jun 6, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Isn’t Baltimore one if the poorest cities in a America with the most homeless.

  6. theageofquarrel - Jun 6, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    Ok, Garbage.

  7. atwatercrushesokoye - Jun 6, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    “I’ll have a new job in like 5 minutes” Rob Ryan. Might not be 5 minutes for Bylsma but because he has a Stanley Cup on his resume he’ll be on a lot of team’s shortlists and will likely be working somewhere this fall, unless he decides to take the year off.

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