Posted April 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
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 lost their third straight playoff series dating back to 2010. Shero stressed the organization remains firmly behind Bylsma, who led the Penguins to the 2009 Stanley Cup. Shero added he ''believes'' in the leadership in the dressing room and the Penguins are committed to re-signing Crosby and Staal, who will become free agents a year from now. The team would like to get new deals done before either player hits the open market.
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