From the Penguins website:
Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma has agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2013-14 season, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
That's good news and Dan Bylsma certainly deserves it, but we can't help but think back to the last Penguins' coach who was given a three-year contract extension: Michel Therrien. Therrien is being paid by the Penguins until the end of this season.
Dan Bylsma has a 104-52-19 career record with the Pens, which is the highest winning percentage in franchise history.
His work this season with a seriously depleted roster should definitely be commended. Most people expected the Penguins to fall apart after the injuries started happening, but the Pens are a respectable 13-9-5 in the 27 games without Crosby (and many others.)
We're not sure if that puts him in contention for coach of the year honors, but he should at least be seriously considered for the award.