“I couldn’t have imagined that inside of 12 months that this is the situation I would find myself in. Did I have goals and aspirations and did I think it was a possibility? Was I gathering experience and working towards a day like this? I hoped I was. I thought I could be. But certainly inside of 12 months, I never would have taken that bet.”
– Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma, who was hired mid-season, on his team’s appearance in the Stanley Cup final.