Sports Magazine

Ray Shero Gives Dan Bylsma a 2 Year Contract Extension

By Kipper @pghsportsforum
Last night, "Disco" Dan Bylsma and Ray "The Evil Genius" Shero were seen hanging out together at the NKOTB concert.
Today, Ray Shero's end-of-season press conference. He stated that the coaching staff will remain, and Bylsma will be getting a 2 year extension. After talking over with ownership, they are "100% behind the decision to retain the coaching staff." He likes how Dan handled the team, and while he does concede that there are things that Dan Bylsma and the staff needs to get better at, he said "He's my coach, and I believe in him."
When asked about the moves he made at the trade deadline, he said that while the ending was disappointing ("definitely not what we had hoped for"), the impact that the veterans brought to the younger players both on and off the ice was noticeable and invaluable.
When asked about Fleury's problems in the playoffs and whether or not he still sees him as the franchise goaltender, Shero said that this year was the best goal tending that they've had in a while. He talked about Vokoun's veteran leadership and positive influence, and that Flower's relationship with him is excellent. He said making the change to Vokoun in the playoffs was something that he approved of 100%, and it was a change that needed to be made for the good of the team. "Tomas is the perfect guy for what we have going on here." He said he talked to MAF and told him that he's not getting rid of him, and told him what he expects him to work on over the summer. He will have a new goalie coach. "I cannot get rid of a goaltender that wins 40 games a year. I think there's a misconception that we lost faith in Fleury in the playoffs. Vokoun was playing excellent, and Fleury understood that and was was fine with the move. The positive is we have two really good goaltenders, and they will both be back with us next year."
Someone mentioned to Shero that coaches have been fired for less things, yet they are retaining Bylsma (referring to his playoff woes.) Shero mentions that there are coaches out there like Babcock, who don't always get there (Cup Finals), but still do a great job, and if he feels that the team would be better off moving forward with another coach he would make the move. He says that he is going to "stick with what he feels is right."

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Big Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy in China

    Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy China

    Coca-Cola is at it again. As soda sales decline in the United States and Europe, beverage companies look to emerging economies like China for growth. And, it... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dietdoctor
  • Jewellery for a Precious You

    Jewellery Precious

    Jewellery is always close to a woman’s heart. It completes her look and boost confidence. Considering the changing trends in jewellery fashion, it becomes... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dr.jenifer Sayyed
  • Rajshri Productions’ Next Is A Film On Friendship | Hum Chaar | Trailer

    Abhishek Dixit’s debut feature film Hum Chaar is a Bollywood film made under the banner of Rajshri’s film. Hum Chaar is written and directed by Abhishek Dixit. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
  • Saint Paul the First Hermit

    Saint Paul First Hermit

    Today is the feast day of Saint Paul the hermit. This is a sweet and delicate Oatmeal Bread topped with rolled oats and naturally sweetened with agave. Saint... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Veronica46
  • Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu | Teaser | Pranav Mohanlal | Arun Gopy

    Arun Gopy’s Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu is an upcoming Malayalam action-drama feature film starring Pranav Mohanlal and Zaya David in the lead roles. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
  • A Year Of Body Positivity

    Year Body Positivity

    Last January, as I sat there on New Years eve all set to make the same old resolutions I've made year after year for as long as I can remember, I realised how... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Sparklesandstretchmarks
  • Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – Jan 2019

    Garden Bloggers Bloom 2019

    Euphorbia rigidaWhen I went out to take the photos for this blog post I was surprised at how much was in flower dotted around the garden. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Patientgardener