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Sounds like ownership trying to distance itself from some of the mess the team currently finds itself in after annual attempts to bring in pieces to another Stanley Cup puzzle fell short.

Did Shero really acquire Jarome Iginla, Brendan Morrow, Douglas Murray and Jussi Jokinen at last year's deadline without getting ownership's blessing? Come on.

And, going back further, did ownership not push Shero to grab Marian Hossa (and Pascal Dupuis) from Atlanta? Or Bill Guerin?

-Scott Burnside of ESPN where you can read more on the Penguins...

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In that sense, it is more than a little passive-aggressive from ownership’s side to keep Bylsma twisting in the wind, especially given that he almost certainly would be hired immediately if he were a free agent, what with coaching openings in Florida, Carolina, Vancouver and Washington.

The fact Bylsma might not hit the market until after the draft does him a great disservice. The team owes him better than this.

So tell me, how attractive does Pittsburgh look now to any potential new coach, Babcock included?

Posted by BobTheZee on 05/16/14 at 03:59 PM ET

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