Apr 3, 2014; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma reacts from behind the bench during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. The Penguins won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Pittsburgh Penguins ownership favors firing Dan Bylsma

The Pittsburgh Penguins have gone through a lot lately and their most recent exit from the postseason may have been the last straw when it comes the future of head coach Dan Bylsma in Pittsburgh. After losing in embarrassing fashion to the Boston Bruins in 2013 and then allowing the New York Rangers to come back after having three chances to close them out, Bylsma’s time seems to have run out.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Penguins ownership favors firing Dan Bylsma after his most recent flame-out with the Eastern Confrence’s best team.

It’s something that many though should have happened last year at this time when we were having the exact same conversation and it appears we won’t see a third time around. Bylsma has clearly lost the respect of the team, has a seemingly rocky relationship with the best player in the game and as a result has a dysfunctional team that cannot win in the postseason despite being the best team in the league.

There has been no official word on Bylsma’s future, but the unofficial word from the Tribune-Review is not positive and it seems only a matte of time before the Pens are looking for a new coach.

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