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Bylsma to join NHL Network for Stanley Cup Final

Jun 9, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

Dan Bylsma AP

It didn’t take long for Dan Bylsma to find a new job.

The former Pittsburgh head coach, who was fired by the Penguins just three days ago, will join the NHL Network as an analyst for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, the league announced on Monday.

Here’s more:

Bylsma will join NHL Network as a studio analyst for Game 3 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. NHL Network will broadcast live from New York at Chase Plaza outside Madison Square Garden, with extensive coverage of the Final.

Bylsma will join NHL Network’s team of hosts, analysts, and reporters on the ground in New York, including Kathryn Tappen, Steve Mears, EJ Hradek, Kevin Weekes, Mike Johnson, Marty Biron, Billy Jaffe, Barry Melrose, Jamal Mayers and Dave Strader.

NHL Network isn’t the only organization to go calling after Bylsma in the wake of his dismissal. Reports surfaced that two of the three teams with available coaching gigs have expressed an interest — Vancouver GM Jim Benning said as much last week, while Panthers GM Dale Tallon reportedly called Bylsma shortly after he was let go.


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  1. patthehockeyfan - Jun 9, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Glad to read this. Good for Bylsma!

  2. ravanator - Jun 9, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Bylsma is the luckiest guy in the world right now. He gets to move out of that irrelevant garbage dump Pittsburgh, and he gets a gig with the NHL Network. Cheers!


    • upyoursnfu - Jun 9, 2014 at 2:42 PM

      I didn’t know Raven had more than one “A” in it.

  3. myspaceyourface - Jun 9, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    He will have to learn to speak faster than his post game press conferences. Those long pauses were brutal sometimes. Wish you the best Dan.

  4. whammy71 - Jun 9, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    I can hear it now….”The Rangers really need to just get to their game. It doesn’t matter that the opponent is defending remarkably well…countering the Rangers forwards at every shift. I really think that the Rangers don’t need to make any adjustments. Why make adjustments and attempt to counter other professionals that are trying to stop you. If they would simply get to their game…everything will be OK.”

    I guess we’ll finally learn if the issues lied with the assembling of players — system — or superstar failures.

  5. mangoman1966 - Jun 9, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Super star failure for sure whammy. Still pissed off at this team.

  6. navyeoddavee9 - Jun 9, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    ravanator, you are a brilliant mind, I’m sure you are Mensa material, the stuff that comes from your mind is amazing, your mom must be proud, next time you leave the basement, for a sandwich, she made for your lunch, you should thank her

  7. cybernetikghost - Jun 9, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    I’m just glad that the NHL Network is getting a name that’s recognizable. This rotation of losers is a bummer.

  8. benzoids - Jun 9, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Can’t wait to hear what adjustments Dan recommends for the trailing team.

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