With a coaching history that includes all-time greats Herb Brooks and Scotty Bowman, one normally equates the Pittsburgh Penguins with great coaches. However, that has not always been the case.
Now 47 years removed from their founding as an expansion club in 1967, the Pens may be remembered for their great coaches, but they’ve had their share of bad ones as well.
While it should be remembered that having a bad record doesn't make someone a bad coach any more than having a great record makes someone a great coach—see: Ivan Hlinka—records don't lie and the Pens' coaching history has had its share of dark ages.
While the root causes of their struggles are open for debate, let's look at the five worst coaches in Pittsburgh Penguins history.