BUFFALO -- The Buffalo Sabres got the experienced, Stanley Cup-winning coach they were looking for to help them move their rebuild into the next stages.
The Sabres on Thursday introduced Dan Bylsma as the 17th coach in their history. Bylsma spent 5 1/2 seasons coaching the Pittsburgh Penguins and led them to the Stanley Cup in 2009. He's eager to turn the NHL's 30th-place team in each of the past two seasons into a winner again.
"The developing, the winning, the culture of winning and developing that with your group and your team is going to be something I learned with the Pittsburgh Penguins, something you developed," Bylsma said. "It wasn't something that we had because you had certain players on your roster, and that's something that we have to immediately get into the Buffalo Sabres organization, get into our DNA, get into who we are and how we play and develop that culture with this group.