Insider Only NHL: Dan Bylsma hired by DET

Bylsma lands with Red Wings

Former Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma has been hired as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings.

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.

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