The Pittsburgh Penguins made few changes despite falling short in the playoffs once again.
The New Jersey Devils had a more eventful offseason.
The Penguins will have a couple of missing players for Thursday night's opener against the visiting Devils, who are expected to start new goaltender Cory Schneider instead of Martin Brodeur.
While other franchises might not fret, Pittsburgh's four-season Stanley Cup drought is perhaps at least a slight concern for fans of such a talent-laden roster. The Penguins (36-12-0 in 2012) made it to the Eastern Conference finals last season - their first appearance since their Cup win in 2009 - but were outscored 12-2 by Boston in a four-game sweep.
"You have to get over it pretty quickly and realize it's a long season ahead of us," forward Sidney Crosby said. "We've got to learn from that but obviously you can't dwell on it. I think we've moved on."
Instead of retooling, Pittsburgh extended coach Dan Bylsma's contract by two seasons, and gave f...