DontToewsMeBro wrote:This team just needs a different guy at the helm. It's not as much of a knock on Bylsma as most people think. The average tenure of a HC at this level is only a few years, and you rarely get a guy like Babcock or Ruff who sticks around for a long time because he is just a really good fit for that team.
I think the organization would really prefer to have Blysma be one of those guys who becomes part of the culture, sticks around for a long time. That's the only explicable reason why he wasn't fired after last season's debacle. And I fear that that notion might prevail, but still have hope that if the Pens dont pull off a miracle this week, changes will indeed be coming.
I agree with Slappy's thinking that a coach who can develop young talent would be at the top of my list. It's essential to staying competitive in a salary cap. I'd really like to see a change of the guard in the supporting cast, from all these guys in their early 30s to a crop of younger hungrier players. Obviously balance is needed, but I think this is the change that will make the core guys mature quickest.