Bylsma/coaching staff discussion thread II
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02-11-2013, 05:55 PM
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I will put in my $.02 for what it's worth. I don't believe that Jag68Sid87 compared the Pens to the Yankees in a spending money, overall dominant franchise sort of way. I belive that he was refering to the wondow of time in we have arguably the two top players in the game as well as several other stars. Having the to top players in the game doesn't happen often in any sport. There is only a limited amount of time to capitalize on that advantage and letting Byslma learn how to be a coach by failing in the playoffs during that window might seem like wasting our talent level.
Personally 100+ point season don't mean a thing to me if the Pens can't make it out of the first round. I would give Bylsma the rest of the season and if the is not substancial playoff progress (ECF, SCF), I would strongly advocate a new coach as well as a new gm. I like Byslma, his system of play is fun to watch, and his personality seems to go well with the city. I just feel that with a health core of Crosby, Malkin, Letang, Neal, Fleury, etc, we should be seeing more postseason success.
You are repeating exactly what Mtl was rebutting. We have Crosby, Malkin, Letang, Neal, and Fleury. Ok...a Fleury and a Neal and even a Letang exist on almost every team in the league. There isn't that wide a gap between Crosby/Malkin and the rest of the league...nothing like the distance between Mario and the rest. Chicago could say the same thing...we have this window, and we have all this talent, why aren't we winning the cup every year? San Jose too, Detroit, the Lightning, Anaheim with their stars, the Caps recently, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Boston, the Kings. Just because you have some stars or a really great star doesn't mean you are going to win the cup. And if you win it once, it's really unlikely you're going to win it again soon. So I agree with him when he says that we don't have anything truly extraordinary that should make us way more successful in the playoffs year in and year out.
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