Bylsma lands with Red Wings
Former Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma has been hired as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings.
UPDATE: Detroit #RedWings EVP and GM Ken Holland announced today that the team has hired Dan Bylsma as an assistant coach.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) June 22, 2018
Bylsma had also talked with the Washington Capitals this week about joining their staff in some role but has been far along with the Red Wings for a couple weeks now.
This is a good move for Bylsma.
His best chance to get back into the game as a head coach has been going the assistant route or the AHL head coach route, try to reestablish his value a bit.
Detroit is also an interesting situation. They’re a club that isn’t trying to go into a full rebuild and Jeff Blashill isn’t on strong footing there.
Few would be surprised that Bylsma took over at somepoint.