Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/09/13 at 05:23 PM ET
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
The word "dynasty" rolled off peoples' lips. And who could blame them?
Except is hasn't exactly turned out that way.
Crosby's injuries, and injuries at critical times to other key personnel saw. the Penguins win just one playoff round in the three years after the Cup win.
But buoyed by the addition of veteran leaders like Brenden Morrow, Douglas Murray and Jarome Iginla, the sky seemed the limit this spring for a Penguin team that had finished first in the Eastern Conference during the lockout shortened season.
Instead they ran into a brick wall of a team in the Bruins and they folded in shocking fashion in the conference final losing in four games, scoring just twice, being shut out on the power play and never owning a lead.
"It's almost embarrassing being out and about. Expectations that we've had on ourselves and then to not be there it's tough, it's not an easy time of the year," Morrow said.
"Some guys you may never see again, so this week is bittersweet," he said.
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