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Pens fire Therrien; Bylsma takes over

Updated: February 16, 2009, 9:05 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Michel Therrien, his team fading in the Eastern Conference playoff race less than a year after making the Stanley Cup finals, was fired as the Pittsburgh Penguins' coach on Sunday night and replaced by minor league coach Dan Bylsma.

Therrien oversaw one of the NHL's best single-season turnarounds in his first full season in 2006-07 and coached the Penguins to within two victories of the Stanley Cup last year, but this team has struggled badly since mid-November and is ...

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