Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3 Greatest Head Coaches

The Penguins missed the playoffs in that season, but from there the team started to grow rapidly. Therrien’s coaching style — emphasizing defensive responsibility — brought the franchise its third Stanley Cups Final appearance in 2007-08, as they lost to the Detroit Red Wings in six games. While Therrien’s unvarnished approach to interacting with his players alienated a lot of them and all but assured that his shelf life would be somewhat limited, he preached principles of defensive responsibili…