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Following another disappointing playoff showing in Pittsburgh, Penguins GM Ray Shero is now faced with some tough decisions in the offseason to determine where his team goes from here.In today’s “what have you done for me lately” NHL, the Penguins are quickly gaining the reputation as an ultra-talented group unable to come up big when it counts. Since winning the Cup in 2009, the Pens now have lost three of their last four playoff series, putting superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin directly in the crosshairs of criticism for their perceived inability to lead this group to higher achievements of late. Sure, regular season success is great to a certain extent, but playoff success ultimately determines one fate. Just ask the Vancouver Canucks.For starters, Pens GM Ray Shero is close to reaching a major crossroads regarding his superstar centers. Both Crosby and Jordan Staal only have one year remaining in their current deals and are slated to become UFA’s after next season,...
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from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, Ray Shero had a perfectly sensible reaction to the Pittsburgh Penguins getting bounced in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Penguins general manager met with the media Tuesday for the first time since they were eliminated Sunday by their cross-state rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers, and essentially said, hey, stuff happens...
For yours truly, watching on Sunday as the Pittsburgh Penguins fell to the Philadelphia Flyers was like watching the end of the world as we know it. I forgot for about 24 hours that other teams were still playing in their drive towards the Cup and that in fact, the WHL and NHL post seasons were in full swing. After hearing that Florida and New Jersey were in a heated battle and Phoenix...
The Pittsburgh Penguins are sticking with coach Dan Bylsma and star centers Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal and Evgeni Malkin.
Other than that, general manager Ray Shero says it's a ''big summer'' for the franchise as it tries to figure out what happened during its first-round implosion against Philadelphia.
The Penguins won 51 games during the regular season but...