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BB2W 12-15-2005 11:20 AM

Pens fire Olczyk, hire Therrien
 
PITTSBURGH -- Eddie Olczyk was fired Thursday as the coach of the fast-fading Pittsburgh Penguins following one of the most disappointing starts in franchise history and replaced by former Montreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien.

Olczyk, a former team broadcaster and player who had no coaching experience at any level before being hired in 2003, was let go following a run of eight losses in nine games that dropped the Penguins' record to an Eastern Conference-worst 8-17-6.

Only St. Louis (6-17-4) has fewer wins in the NHL, and general manager Craig Patrick decided to fire Olczyk after a string of dismally played losses in the last week.

Patrick said it became obvious during a 5-0 loss to Minnesota last Thursday that the players were tuning Olczyk out and no longer respected him, and the situation got only worse during losses to Detroit (3-1) on Monday and St. Louis (3-0) on Tuesday.

"The Minnesota loss was very disturbing -- the team had shown its face and for whatever reason they weren't listening," Patrick said.


link-----> http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2259535

SteelCityMan786 12-15-2005 06:02 PM

Re: Pens fire Olczyk, hire Therrien
 
Man Eddie had problems oh well. Hopefully the man who is the Mastermind of the Unbeaten WBS Pens is prepared to lead the Pens.

clevestinks 12-15-2005 06:49 PM

Re: Pens fire Olczyk, hire Therrien
 
No surprises here. I just hope its not the beginning of thee end!

SteelCityMan786 12-16-2005 04:29 PM

Re: Pens fire Olczyk, hire Therrien
 
Please don't tell me that this is the Beginning of the end of our beloved Penguins.


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