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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby topshelf on Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:38 am

Henry Hank wrote:I've been a Bylsma critic over the years, but it does kind of put things into perspective. He's garbage to Pens fans, someone even said that his getting an extension was one of the most disappointing days in Pittsburgh sports history, yet he's good enough to coach the US Olympic team. To me, one of the big lessons from these past playoffs and everything is that maybe there's just a little bit of a disconnect between Pens fans perception/expectations and reality.


A little bit? :)

I'm just glad to know what we have so many candidates ready to take Shero's spot when he leaves. :thumb: :lol:
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby taz71 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:04 am

most pittsburgh fans are bipolar
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby columbia on Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:41 am

There's a lot of hate in here.

Go USA!
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby Gaucho on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:09 am

Congrats, DB.
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby Beveridge on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:11 am

Should be a great learning experience for Dan. Gonna be fun to watch the Olympics this year.
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby DelPen on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:18 am

If the roster can play Bylsma's system then this will actually be good. If not then this will be ugly.

Martin and Orpik should be on defense, right?
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby CERV96 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:20 am

Almost a given
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby Rocco on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:34 am

So we can pencil the US in to win their pool scoring a ton of goals and then lose in the knockout round to a lower-seeded Slovakian team as the offense goes cold?
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby Rocco on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:35 am

SolidSnake wrote:Congrats to Craig Adams on being an Olympian.


Tyler Kennedy is doing backflips and booking a flight to Russia for next winter.
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:07 am

Both TK and Craig Adams are considered Canadians by the IIHF (TK born in Canada, Adams born in Brunei to Canadian parents)

/buzzkill
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby meow on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:09 am

MRandall25 wrote:Both TK and Craig Adams are considered Canadians by the IIHF (TK born in Canada, Adams born in Brunei to Canadian parents)

Way to pee on everyone's parade with your facts and truths.

They have no place on this board!
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:11 am

meow wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:Both TK and Craig Adams are considered Canadians by the IIHF (TK born in Canada, Adams born in Brunei to Canadian parents)

Way to pee on everyone's parade with your facts and truths.

They have no place on this board!


That's why I added "/buzz kill"
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby IntangibleBeer on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:17 am

Henry Hank wrote:I've been a Bylsma critic over the years, but it does kind of put things into perspective. He's garbage to Pens fans, someone even said that his getting an extension was one of the most disappointing days in Pittsburgh sports history, yet he's good enough to coach the US Olympic team. To me, one of the big lessons from these past playoffs and everything is that maybe there's just a little bit of a disconnect between Pens fans perception/expectations and reality.


Yeah, whatever. :roll:

Will some one in Sochi trade us a bag of pucks for him?
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby IntangibleBeer on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:18 am

Rocco wrote:So we can pencil the US in to win their pool scoring a ton of goals and then lose in the knockout round to a lower-seeded Slovakian team as the offense goes cold?


:thumb: That's a mortal lock.
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby SolidSnake on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:23 am

Rocco wrote:
SolidSnake wrote:Congrats to Craig Adams on being an Olympian.


Tyler Kennedy is doing backflips and booking a flight to Russia for next winter.

:lol: :thumb:
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby SolidSnake on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:27 am

Rocco wrote:So we can pencil the US in to win their pool scoring a ton of goals and then lose in the knockout round to a lower-seeded Slovakian team as the offense goes cold?

Expect a lot of this

"And team USA is starting to lose their cool, as they just blew a 3 goal lead to Belarus"

"And another bad penalty by team USA"

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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby littlemoonboot on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:40 am

It's not like he's a bad coach. Problem I have is that he doesn't seem to get the Pens to hit a higher gear because they are so used to playing for him. But he could do a great job with a new group of players.
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby Lt. Dish on Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:02 pm

Daniel87 wrote:
PhantomJB93 wrote:I came here to trash Bylsma and congratulate Canada on clinching gold with this management decision, but after reading the thread I realized Bylsma's philosophies might actually work in the Olympics since there won't be time to out-coach him into submission.

Babcock could out-coach Bylsma from his couch. I hope Sid and Geno destroy his bloody Americans.


What an open-minded, well-reasoned, and even-keeled response.
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby Steve on Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:08 pm

Daniel87 wrote:
PhantomJB93 wrote:I came here to trash Bylsma and congratulate Canada on clinching gold with this management decision, but after reading the thread I realized Bylsma's philosophies might actually work in the Olympics since there won't be time to out-coach him into submission.

Babcock could out-coach Bylsma from his couch. I hope Sid and Geno destroy his bloody Americans.


I think Babcock is the best coach in the NHL. I wonder how Disco would do against him, say in a Stanley cup finals matchup?
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby Wjsan on Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:08 pm

Just hope Potash is there to help Dan with the pressers!
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby IanMoran on Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:11 pm

littlemoonboot wrote:It's not like he's a bad coach.

Meh, he's a pretty bad coach. That being said, I agree his simple system may be a blessing in the short time frame
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:15 pm

Not to excuse what happend in the playoffs (that was inexcusable on all fronts)--but Bylsma might have one of the best coaching resume's in the league and he's only 42.

Jack Adams, Stanley Cup, fastest in the history of the NHL to 200 wins (which says a lot about the team and not as much about DB, I think)--pretty amazing. I just think it might be getting to a point where it's just not a good fit any more, I think he will still have a very successful coaching career regardless.

Good luck to him in Sochi, he needs all the experience he can get.
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby Kaizer on Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:30 pm

I don't care who's coaching, as long as they beat crysby this time.
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby Steve on Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:34 pm

Kaizer wrote:I don't care who's coaching, as long as they beat crysby this time.


Hopefully I will never again yell *#!@ after a Sidney Crosby goal!

edit: unless of course it's followed by a "yeah".
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Re: Bylsma To Coach Team USA in Sochi

Postby IanMoran on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:09 pm

DontToewsMeBro wrote:Not to excuse what happend in the playoffs (that was inexcusable on all fronts)--but Bylsma might have one of the best coaching resume's in the league and he's only 42.

Jack Adams, Stanley Cup, fastest in the history of the NHL to 200 wins (which says a lot about the team and not as much about DB, I think)--pretty amazing. I just think it might be getting to a point where it's just not a good fit any more, I think he will still have a very successful coaching career regardless.

Good luck to him in Sochi, he needs all the experience he can get.

Look at what he has to work with though
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