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07:25 AM ET 06.10 | The Penguins will return with a different roster in 2013-14 -- it's just a matter of degree, and whether Dan Bylsma is part of the turnover. The call on [Bylsma's] future behind the Penguins' bench may not be Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero's to make. Several individuals within the industry have told Slap Shots Penguins chairman Mario Lemieux, distressed by his team's fourth straight failure to get out of the Eastern Conference after consecutive trips to the Finals in 2008 and 2009, the latter culminating with a Stanley Cup victory, may instruct Shero to dismiss the coach. There already is chatter out of Pittsburgh about how the Penguins failed to "adapt" or "adjust" to the Bruins in the Eastern finals sweep.

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June 10, 2013  07:38 AM ET

We got that, thanks for the repeat

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June 10, 2013  08:42 AM ET

I thought it was funny yesterday to read that the coach said MAF is the pens' goalie

June 10, 2013  08:49 AM ET

"Several individuals within the industry".

No one on the Pens has said anything yet, so are these industry individuals Rangers' personnel who want to bring Dan to NY???

June 10, 2013  08:50 AM ET
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We got that, thanks for the repeat

NY keeps hoping that if they repeat it enough Dan will get fired and the Rangers can hire Dan.

June 10, 2013  08:51 AM ET
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"Several individuals within the industry".No one on the Pens has said anything yet, so are these industry individuals Rangers' personnel who want to bring Dan to NY???

I think it would be a huge error....and i don't think Ruff is the answer either, though I have a bad feeling Sather might think it.
I'm really wsrming to the idea of AV as coach

June 10, 2013  08:55 AM ET
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We got that, thanks for the repeat

They are going to post it one more time and call it the Interns Threepeat

June 10, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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I thought it was funny yesterday to read that the coach said MAF is the pens' goalie

But it's true , he is their goalie , except when they want someone in the net that can actually stop a shot or 2 in the playoffs.

June 10, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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But it's true , he is their goalie , except when they want someone in the net that can actually stop a shot or 2 in the playoffs.

and from a coach that appears to have one foot at the door, the other on a banana peel

June 10, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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NY keeps hoping that if they repeat it enough Dan will get fired and the Rangers can hire Dan.

Even if Dan is out in Pitt..... my bet is still that Sather isn't going to hire him in NY....like Spiny said .....prolly Ruff

June 10, 2013  09:23 AM ET

The only adjustment that I saw that should have been made was putting Sid's mask back on. He wasn't the same player in the Ottawa series.

June 10, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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The only adjustment that I saw that should have been made was putting Sid's mask back on. He wasn't the same player in the Ottawa series.

The only adjustment???????

How about the complete lack of comitment to playing defense in games 1 and 2 or stopping turnovers in their end and at neutral ice???

June 10, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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But it's true , he is their goalie , except when they want someone in the net that can actually stop a shot or 2 in the playoffs.

Mario was seen at the Team Canada camp checking out Taylor Crosby, Sid's goaltender younger sister.

June 10, 2013  10:06 AM ET

What adjustments was he supposed to make? Shero provided him with a lot of skill players but not many grinders who could do the dirty work that the Bruins could do and get results. A coach can only work with what he has on the bench.

June 10, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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Even if Dan is out in Pitt..... my bet is still that Sather isn't going to hire him in NY....like Spiny said .....prolly Ruff

Maybe Ruf goes to Pittsburgh?

June 10, 2013  10:16 AM ET
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What adjustments was he supposed to make? Shero provided him with a lot of skill players but not many grinders who could do the dirty work that the Bruins could do and get results. A coach can only work with what he has on the bench.

well this is also my great conundrum. It isn't always the coach's fault...though I do hear the pens people in here saying he didn't adjust, etc. and I would have to go with them, as they see all of the games.

June 10, 2013  10:16 AM ET
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Maybe Ruf goes to Pittsburgh?

maybe...

June 10, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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The only adjustment???????How about the complete lack of comitment to playing defense in games 1 and 2 or stopping turnovers in their end and at neutral ice???

It was the players that were running into each, the players, including the star ones, that were fumbling the puck and making terrible passes. Nothing much the coach can do about that, other than scratching most of the lineup and suiting up the Wilkes-Barre boys.

That being said, it wasn't about the adjustments, Dan failed in having his team ready for this series. It looked like at the beginning of the series they were still asleep in bed, in the middle they crapped the bed, and in the end they were standing there dumbfounded at what they are going to do with that crappy bed.

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June 10, 2013  10:23 AM ET

I'm just going to float this idea out there...anyone think that maybe Mario will order Dan to be fired? I'll give you all a few hours to let that soak in and the shock to wash away before you all can respond to that new possibility.

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