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Penguins fire coach, hire GM

Updated: June 6, 2014, 4:45 PM ET
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PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have fired coach Dan Bylsma and hired Jim Rutherford as their new general manager.

Bylsma won a franchise-record 252 games behind the bench but failed to produce a bookend to the championship he captured with stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in 2009. The Penguins were just 4-5 in playoff series since raising the Cup, with each loss coming to a lower-seeded team.

Pittsburgh's latest defeat came last month, when the Penguins fell to ...

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