Speculation around the league is the Pittsburgh Penguins Head Coach Ed Olcyzk is on his way out very soon.
I predicted this back in September before the season even started.
Pittsburgh got Sidney Crosby and a boatload of talented free agents before the season started and they are still a brutal team and nowhere near a playoff birth. The blame has to go to someone and that someone is Ed Olcyzk.
The related twist, the replacement coach seems to be non other than ex-Habs bench boss Michel Therrien. Therrien coaches the minor league affiliate and has been on a mission to get back to the NHL level.
The Penguins definitely need to shake something up before the team loses all morale and gives up.
As I said in September: “donâ€™t be too surprised if the Penguins donâ€™t burst out of the gate or arenâ€™t cup bound by December, to see a coaching change.”
Looks like my timing is dead on.