I'd take his bald ***
Josh Yohe @JoshYohe_Trib-Tomorrow marks one week since Ray Shero was dismissed. All remains quiet in Penguins land. Draft is 5 weeks away.
Neal denies he asked for trade out of Pittsburgh
In the wake of their stunning playoff collapse, the Penguins have been the subject of many trade rumors and on Friday, one of them took to social media to deny the whispers.
James Neal, the subject of “reports” claiming he demanded a trade out of Pittsburgh, addressed the rumblings via Twitter:
James Neal @jneal_18 All of these rumors couldn't be further from the truth. I love being a Pittsburgh Penguin. I hope to remain a Penguin and win as a Penguin.
This whole dragging the feet on Dan is annoying.
Dapper Dan isn't going anywhere........All of this wait for the new GM is a Mario Smoke Screen......If Blysma was being fired he would be GONE already.......Mario gave the biggest hint Blysma was staying when he used Detroit as an example stating Look at Detroit they haven't won a SC since 08 their coach is still there.....More of the Same next season.......
This thread title is still wrong - Bylsma has not been fired!
CEO David Morehouse held conversations with several potential candidates last week, but talks are expected to progress toward formal interviews this week.
Morehouse is said to have spoken with the following people:
◦PAT BRISSON – one of the NHL’s most powerful agents, including the representative for Penguins captain Sidney Crosby
◦JASON BOTTERILL – the Penguins’ interim GM and the assistant GM under Ray Shero for the last five seasons
◦JULIEN BRISEBOIS – Tampa Bay’s assistant GM
◦DAVE POULIN – Toronto’s vice president of hockey operations
Morehouse is also said to have spoken with his NHL contacts about – and possibly directly with – the following potential candidates:
◦NORM MACIVER – Chicago’s assistant GM
◦RICK DUDLEY – Montreal’s assistant GM
◦JEF GORTON – New York Rangers’ assistant GM
◦DON SWEENEY – Boston’s assistant general manager
◦PAUL FENTON – Nashville’s assistant general manager
◦GEORGE MCPHEE – Washington’s former GM
Shero was fired May 16. Morehouse said then he would not comment publicly during the process to find a replacement.
As of the middle of last week, the Penguins were said to target having a new general manager within two weeks. They want to provide the new general manager time to make a decision on head coach Dan Bylsma before the NHL Enty Draft on June 27-28. Bylsma has two years remaining on his contract, and Penguins ownership is said to be growing comfortable with the potential for him to return for next season.
Morehouse said the new general manager would determine the statuses of Bylsma, his assistants and all members of the hockey operations department.
Morehouse is spearheading the general manager search, though majority co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burke have relied on their trusted league colleagues regarding potential candidates. That group is said to have included Montreal GM Marc Bergevin, Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke, Tampa Bay owner Jeff Vinik, and Brisson.
Penguins ownership is said to prefer the new general manager to have a successful background in scouting and development, believing the franchise needs to improve most in those areas.
As far as I'm concerned Shero was the wrong man fired!! Danny sh!t the bed!!
A few dummies from the Pittsburgh media are talking about keeping Bylsma and running down Babcock - must have got the word from the top.
Potentially keeping everyone BUT Shero?? How ****ed up is that?
If the new GM doesn't fire Bylsma, he should be fired on the spot.
After the Olympics epic meltdown Dan was hated not only in Pittsburgh but around the USA LOL
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