no name wrote:Players love Bylsma and how he handles the team. He is someone in the locker room that players are comfortable playing for. This is a small part as to what makes player want to stay with the Pens.
Now getting a stratgy coach like Martin is super smart for Shero to bring in. Ok Dan can be the great guy in the locker room but it will be Martin outlining the system for the players to use on this ice. Dan just goes over it in the room. I am sure Martin scout the other teams and how they play and suggest it might be better for the Pens to play this system vs them.
Don't get me wrong i am not a Byslma supporter and would much rather see a Martin behind the bench. But i can't say the idea doesn't make good sence if my guess is right. Martin systems, Bylsma teaches it.
It was always said Bob Johnson taught the penguins the system but it was Bowmans plans he was following in the 90 cup run.
These sorts of posts make me want to absolutely rip my hair out. Byslma is an absolutely excellent X's and O's coach. He's not some buddy of the players, although he is undoubtedly a phenomenal coach for whom to play. Some times those X's and O's, I'm sure, could align differently, and Martin, who is an excellent defensive system coach, will augment Danny B's system. But the suggestion that Martin is going to be the shadow coach because Byslma is just a friend shows a naivete so absurd I can't handle it.