Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan.
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Kyle Dubas reportedly makes decision on Mike Sullivan's future

Published April 22, 2024 at 11:01

For the second consecutive season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which is the first time that's happened in the Sidney Crosby era. Despite that, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of worry from the team's management group, led by Kyle Dubas and it doesn't appear they will be making a coaching change.

According to Josh Yohe, the Pittsburgh Penguins are likely to keep Mike Sullivan around for the start of the 2024-25 season and that a coaching chance this summer won't be happening.

"Doesn't sound like coaching changes are coming. Dubas didn't say one way or the other, to be clear. But he said this season was his responsibility, not that of the coaches." Yohe said in a post on X.

Sullivan, 56, is currently the second-longest tenured head coach in the National Hockey League, taking the job with the Penguins during the 2015-16 season. In his first two seasons behind the bench in Pittsburgh, Sullivan led the team to back-to-back Stanley Cups and since then, the team has yet to make it back to that point.

In 671 games behind the Penguins bench, Sullivan has led the team to a record of 375-219-77 along with seven appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

With coaching changes out of the question, it's going to be interesting to see what Kyle Dubas decides to do this summer to get the Penguins back into the Stanley Cup Playoffs and avoid missing out for a third year in a row.
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