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Posts Tagged ‘Sidney Crosby.’

As expected, Pittsburgh Penguins fire Dan Bylsma

Dan Bylsma Penguins coach 2011 (photo by Michael Miller via wikipedia commons)

Dan Bylsma is a good NHL coach. He’s a Stanley Cup winning coach with 252 career wins.

But in the end, those facts did not allow him to keep his job with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

It was rumored by several members of the Pittsburgh media during the recent playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets that Bylsma could or would lose his job. Management did not like the fact that the Blue Jackets caused all kind of havoc to make the Penguins scuffle to win the series in six games. The the loss to the Rangers in the next series after having a commanding lead left a bad taste in the mouth.

The 252 games won with the Penguins is a franchise record.

But the fact that he could not win another Stanley Cup with players like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, James Neal and Brooks Orpik was unacceptable to management.

Since winning the Stanley Cup in 2009, Pittsburgh lost series to lower-seeded teams and ended up with 4-5 playoff series record.

The past few months have been difficult for the 43-year-old Bylsma. He coached Team USA in the Sochi Olympics back in February would could not win a medal.

Crosby’s scores 250th career goal to lead Penguins past the Islanders, 4-3

Sidney Crosby (photo by Elliott via wikipedia commons)

Sidney Crosby, who is only 26 years old, scored the 250th goal of his career Friday night in leading the Pittsburgh Penguins past the New York Islanders, 4-3.

Crosby’s goal with 1:16 remaining in regulation was his 12th of the season.

The Penguins lead the NHL’s newly-formed Metropolitan Division with a 15-8-0 record.

Avs Landeskog is youngest ever to be named captain at 19

Gabriel Landeskog (photo by Avaholic via wikipedia commons)

Gabriel Landeskog, a left winger for the Colorado Avalanche had a nice rookie season with the team last season.

The native of Sweden, played in 82 games, scoring 22 goals, dishing out 30 assists and registering 52 points.

For his hard work and leadership, the Avs named him as team captain on September 4, 2012. That appointment made him the youngest captain in NHL history.

When the Pittsburgh Penguins named Sidney Crosby captain in 2007, he was 11 days older than Landeskog.

 

 

INFO COMPILED FROM NHL, COLORADO AVALANCHE

Crosby neck problem not as serious as first thought

Sidney Crosby (file photo)

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby received some good news earlier this week.

He has been diagnosed with a soft-tissue injury in his neck that resembles the symptoms of a concussion but can be treatable.

He said an MRI and CAT scan showed no evidence of a fracture in his neck.

There is no actual date set in stone for his return to the ice.

 

Info compiled from Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL, Radio & TV news

 

Crosby returns in big fashion scoring two goals in Penguins 5-0 win

 

Sidney Crosby November 2006 (photo by Elliott & Krm500 via wikipedia commons)

24-year-old hockey superstar Sidney Crosby came back from a 10-month rehab from concussion-like symptoms, singlehandedly beating the New York Islanders, 5-0.

The Pittsburgh Penguins star scored two goals, added a pair of assists on Monday night.

The former NHL MVP answered all the questions whether he could return to his superstar skills after missing so much time from the game.

His returned prompted 250 media requests which gave the game a playoff feel.

 

Info compiled from NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, Radio & TV news

 

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