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Penguins Kyle Dubas in power struggle with Mike Sullivan


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Ryan Hall
May 9, 2024  (3:47 PM)
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Mike Sullivan and Kyle Dubas
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There appears to be a power struggle forming in the Penguins organization as general manager Kyle Dubas and head coach Mike Sullivan are locking horns. This information was brought to light by NHL insider and thedailyfaceoff.com CEO Frank Seravalli.

It was then reported that Penguins assistant coach Todd Reirden was fired by Dubas which has created a bigger rift between the two men. With the NHS in a coaching flux with several teams looking to either replace their current coach or deciding on whether the interim people are who they want, the Penguins are also another team that could be on the coaching watch.
Sullivan has had a great record with Pittsburgh and had ones 2 Stanley cups in his first two seasons with the team. It's only been recently that he's had poor results as he has missed the playoffs 2 years in a row. While some blame always falls on the coaches feet, the roster construction and the age of this team are starting to show themselves and the Penguins need a retool or a possible rebuild soon.
If Dubas decides to fire Sullivan, his unemployment stay will be one of the shortest in NHL history. Several teams will be lining up to hire him including the Rangers other archrival the New Jersey Devils who has a history with Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald.
It's also possible that the Toronto Maple Leafs may be moving on from Sheldon Keefe who has an extensive history with Kyle Dubas from the Soo Greyhounds in the OHL to the Toronto Marlies in the AHL all the way up to the Maple Leafs.
It will be a fascinating time in the next several days to see how all this shakes out. But it's becoming clear that there are issues in Pittsburgh that will be solved sooner rather than later.
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