So he evaluated Bylsma by asking the players...who probably love the guy (since he never yells at them)...and he doesn't know anything about coaching himself? You are a general manager of a hockey team, you should know something about it, don't you think? Bylsma hasn't given any indication he will change, he even doesn't think it could also be partly his fault. Next year the first decent team will trap it up against us again and we will go down in a similar frustrating fashion.
We get to think about this presser for the next 3 months. We actually get to think about how Shero--the man who runs this ****ing team--thinks Dan is a phenomenal coach and got a two-year extension, and how MAF is the goalie for this team, now and in the future.
I'm not saying I expected anything less, because sadly, I didn't. I'm just astonished at the extension and the way Shero is lauding Fleury's 40-win seasons. Like that ****ing matters. Any starter in this league wins 40 games on this team, every single one. Give me the guy who doesn't break down into tears on the bench and punch himself in the forehead when he ***** the bed in the playoffs for the 4th year in a row.
This is... ****ing depressing. It goes WAY beyond the coach and GM. This is beyond country club. It's an exclusive all-in-the-family club. A gang that commits no felonies. Just dumb hockey decisions. But hey as long as everyone feels valued and that no one has turned on them. THat's where success lies.
This is why I've never gotten Philadelphia fans obsessive stupidity with filling the seats when an organization shoots itself in the foot on purpose. I want to see plenty of empty and unsold seats at the CEC and just maybe this organization will get the message.