He didn't lead his team to the Stanley Cup as he did two years earlier, but Pittsburgh's Dan Bylsma
won the Jack Adams
Award as the NHL's top coach.
The Penguins came in fourth in the East with 106 points, barely failing to overtake Philadelphia for the Atlantic Division title, despite not having Jordan Staal
for most of the first half of the season and playing without Sidney Crosby
and Evgeni Malkin
for the second half.
Bylsma beat out Vancouver's Alain Vigneault
, who led the Canucks to the Presidents' Trophy, and Nashville's Barry Trotz