After a devastating Game 7 loss to the New York Rangers in the 2014 playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins took little time to make what they believed was a necessary change to their front office. That decision was the firing of general manager Ray Shero.
According to Pens’ president David Morehouse, the team is not going through a complete overhaul. We noticed he wasn’t lying when we found out head coach Dan Bylsma was still a part of the organization.
With the exception of star forwards such as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and James Neal, it is uncertain who stays and who goes this offseason. The firing of Shero and the decision to keep Bylsma aboard proves how unpredictable the organization has become.
While fans have been left disappointed by another early playoff exit, it is absurd to say that it was thanks to lackluster talent. There were flashes of brilliance this postseason from both superstars and role players.
The talent on this team is absolutely exceptional, so let’s put all the drama behind us and speculate what the forward lines will look like come October.
All stats courtesy of NHL.com.