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Craig Adams Suspended, Dan Bylsma Fined

Kyle Scott - April 16, 2012

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You can get me, but you'll never get my glasses!

No surprise here.

Both James Neal and Arron Asham will have hearings with the league tomorrow. But today, Craig Adams was given a one-game suspension for getting an instigator penalty in the final five minutes of a game AND BECAUSE HE FUCKING PUMMELED SCOTT HARTNELL FROM BEHIND AND PULLED HIS HAIR (!!!).

As a result, Dan Bylsma will receive a $10,000 fine. Interestingly, his glasses didn't receive any penalty– just admiration and respect from the suits in Toronto. Nice specs, eh? Ah yes, nice opticles.* Very nice indeed.

Video of the freces™ after the jump.

*I just assume that’s how Canadians would spell “optical.”

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Dan Bylsma and His Glasses: “Most of the Nicknames for Sidney Crosby Have Originated Out of Philly”

Kyle Scott - April 11, 2012

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Earlier today, in the Shit City, players and coaches met with the assembled media, who mostly asked questions that were as generic as they were useless.

Fortunately or unfortunately, Dan Bylsma and Peter Laviolette didn’t flip out and hurl shoes at members of the press (I probably would have, given some of the banal questions thrown up to the podium), nor did they want to talk much about Gutlessgate™. But they did say this:

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma: 

What about all the name calling over the last couple of weeks?

“I’m surprised you’re talking about name calling in the last two weeks, because Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have been called names for a long time in this rivalry and against this team. So it’s not a new thing, it’s not something that came out of the woodwork and it’s the first time names have been used. Most of the names for Sidney Crosby have originated out of Philly and their fans and so forth.”

“It’s about playing hockey now, and that name calling just fades away.”

“I’ve got a lot of respect for Peter as a coach and what he’s done, regardless of the name calling.”


Boss Peter Laviolette: 

Has you opinion at all changed of that move [for Penguins to put Vitale out]?

“I’ll probably stay away from that, because I don’t think it’s relevant to tonight’s game. It’s old news.”

But was that just an incident, or does it say something broader about the organization? 

“I don’t think I believe I said anything about the organization.” 


Annnnd scene. 

Lavs seems like he's in mid-playoff mode. Bylsma… well, his glasses look quite elegant.

Mike Milbury Says Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma Should Have “Taken Off His Skirt”

Kyle Scott - April 2, 2012

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Does this hat make my ass look fat?

Mike Milbury scored some serious points (with me, anyway) when he got into a bitchfest with Jeremy Roenick last month. This morning, the former Islanders coach and current NBC-Comcast-Versus-mega-conglomerate analyst was a guest on the WIP Morning Show, where he gave Angelo, Al and Rhea his thoughts on the yesterday’s melee in Pittsburgh.

Two highlights. [transcriptions via Spike Eskin, CBSPhilly

On Dan Bylsma:

“I can remember being on such a perch, or at least trying to climb over the boards to get at somebody to make a point. And I thought Dan Bylsma should have taken off his skirt and gone over there.”


I don’t know about his skirt, but he certainly should have removed his dainty reading glasses. Instead, he hid behind Peter Laviolette’s former Team USA teammate, Tony Granato. 

On Sidney Crosby:

“So you know, Crosby gets cross-checked, big whoop. He said after he came back from his 35th concussion, ‘I’m not going to do this anymore, I’m not going to get into this scrums, I’m going to stay away from that stuff.’ He couldn’t help himself because there’s a little punk in Crosby. He’s not the perfect gentleman. He’s not the sweet kid you see in interviews with his hat pulled down over his eyes. I’d say screw him, hit him.”


Good point. And you know, you can’t spell Crosby without “cry.” 

Read more and listen to Milbury’s full interview over at His thoughts on Craig Berube and Ilya Bryzgalov ("One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest") included.