Found April 26, 2012 on Red Light District Hockey:
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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