Wednesday, February 18, 2009

To play in this league is a privilege

Great quote from new Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, who in addition to playing in more than 400 NHL games had a long minor league playing career:

"To play in this league is a privilege. To not work as hard as you can, that goes against the game."

According to this article, "passion and energy are popular words with Bylsma."

In Coach Bylsma's words, "There will be expectations and demands, and every player needs to work at getting better on their foundation continually. That's something I want the players to be involved in, and I want to be involved with them. My practices will be a lot like games. They will be drills that have a definite purpose in what we're trying to do going forward with our game plan and how we want to play as a team."