Tag Archives: Dan Bylsma

Powerplays Proving Costly

20th
Apr. × ’14

It is a truism in sports; football, and hockey most of all that defense wins championships. We’ve seen it year after year. This year it seems to be adding a wrinkle to itself. Powerplays are costing teams games. Not by failing to produce, but by favoring offense so heavily, they aren’t prepared to play responsibly. […]


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The Matchups: Pittsburgh And Columbus

16th
Apr. × ’14

The Pittsburgh Penguins enter the playoffs this year after being ignobly dumped in last years Eastern Conference Finals. The Columbus Blue Jackets missed the playoffs last year by the slimmest of margins and the city will see NHL playoff hockey for just the second time. The Penguins almost have to win the Stanley Cup this […]


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The Peter Principle: 4 Coaches Who Should Be Wary

8th
Oct. × ’13

One of the best coaches in the NHL was fired, and his general manager‘s loss, could push another coach out the door. Peter Laviolette has won the Stanley Cup as coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, and the AHL championship with the Providence Bruins. With him available, it is unlikely any coaches already in jeopardy will […]


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The First Five Games: Pittsburgh Penguins

10th
Sep. × ’13

The 2012-13 season had highs, lows and surprising blows. Sidney Crosby jumped out of the gate and pounced on the scoring lead. Then out of no where a puck breaks his jaw and puts him on the shelf. Elder statesmen Craig Adams and Chris Kunitz led the way appearing in all 48 games while Evgeni […]


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Keep It 100: Team USA, NaokoGate, Letang, And More

28th
Jun. × ’13

This is an occasional feature that will take a look at multiple issues, each in 100 words or less. Team USA Management  Announced: Dan Bylsma will coach, and David Polie will be the GM. Only one of those is hope inducing. Here’s a look at potential players. Given who performed in the playoffs, are Paul […]


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6 Questions for Penguins and Bruins Game 4

7th
Jun. × ’13

This has actually been a great series to watch, as long as you aren’t a Penguins fan or hadn’t wagered heavily on them. There’s been a high scoring game, laugher goals, big hits, player tantrums, scrums, guts on display and high paced hockey for five periods in a row. Unfortunately if you do favor the […]


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What Does Milbury Have To Apologize For?

3rd
Apr. × ’12

After the last Penguins vs Flyers game Mike Milbury made his usual, off the cuff remarks about the behavior of people involved. Dan Bylsma as a player made a great pressbox decoration, and most nights the only way he’d get on the score sheet was if he sat on it. He didn’t rarely played even […]


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Poaching the Bruins: Are The Headhunters Aiming for Boston

15th
Nov. × ’11

It’s no secret that the Boston Bruins style of play and their rapid turnaround from a deplorably bottom feeder to Stanley Cup Champions have ruffled some feathers. Along the way they’ve made enemies in Montreal, Tampa Bay, Vancouver and nearly every other city they’ve played on a regular basis. The other thing they’ve done is […]


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Off the Faceoff

10th
Mar. × ’11

Off the Faceoff is a semi-regular feature filled with a varying number of one(ish) line thoughts, mostly on hockey.   In regards to the Issue of the week: You always know where you are and who’s where on the ice. Me: B**** Please! How many times a season are we treated to the sight of […]


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