Ray Shero left little doubt at the trade deadline, with the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager telling anyone who would listen his team was ''all in'' for the Stanley Cup after giving stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin accomplished sidekicks in Jarome Iginla and Brenden Morrow.
The roster built to bookend the championship the franchise won in 2009 instead went bust against Boston in the Eastern Conference finals.
Four games. Four losses. Two measly goals over nearly 14 periods by the NHL's highest scoring team. Exactly zero seconds when they held a lead. Instead of a ticker tape parade, the Penguins face a summer filled with question marks and soul searching.
''You feel like with the expectations that we have on ourselves, that the team has for this group, no question you're going to look at this as a missed opportunity,'' coach Dan Bylsma said.
One that could lead to significant changes on the ice and on the bench.
Bylsma insisted before Game 4 that he didn't feel as thoug...