UPDATE: The Penguins decided to keep Bylsma, while Shero was shown the door.
There are about to be some major shake ups in the Steel City following the Pittsburgh Penguins exit from the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Penguins fell to the New York Rangers in Game 7 earlier this week, and that loss appears to have cost general manager Ray Shero and head coach Dan Bylsma their jobs.
According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Penguins are expected to make the announcement official on Friday morning.
The team has already announced an 11:30 a.m. ET press conference, so that will be the time when Shero and Bylsma watch their time with the Penguins come to an end.
Penguins assistant general manager Jason Botterill is expected to fill Shero’s role on an interim basis.
The Penguins have been unable to get over the hump in the past few seasons, so it was only a matter of time until they made some changes at the top of the organization. It will now be interesting to see what direction Penguins owner Ron Burkle will go with the team next as he looks to install a new general manager and head coach.