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Rossi: Penguins may clear the coaching and managerial decks

Well this took five minutes...Per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Rossi, the Penguins may or may not clear the coaching and managerial decks after yet another playoff failure:

Penguins ownership will consider a sweeping overhaul that could include terminating general manager Ray Shero in addition to Dan Bylsma and the members of the coaching staff, multiple sources told the Tribune-Review. Ownership specifically is concerned about a perceived lack of accountability for players, overall team toughness and unproductive drafts, the sources said.

The sources also said Penguins ownership might not want to undergo a complete front-office shakeup with only about a month before the NHL Entry Draft.

No decisions have been made, and they will not be rushed, the sources said.

Shero and Bylsma have two years remaining on their contracts. Shero signed Bylsma and top assistants Tony Granato and Todd Reirden to extensions a few days after the Penguins were swept from the conference final by Boston last June.

Within a month, Shero also signed center Evgeni Malkin and defenseman Kris Letang to eight-year extensions, re-signed wingers Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis, and added defenseman Rob Scuderi in free agency — all on multiyear deals.

The Penguins have played 27 home playoff games — each worth about $2 million to the team — since Consol Energy Center opened. However, the Penguins have won only 13 of those contests.

Since winning the Cup in 2009, the Penguins twice have blown a 3-1 series lead, lost three home Game 7s and dropped Games 1 and 2 of a series at home twice.

Rossi continues, and here's Bylsma's post-game presser:

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Evilpens's avatar

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review George

Posted by Evilpens on 05/14/14 at 12:15 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

Thank you.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 05/14/14 at 12:17 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

& right after they lost I cracked a Ice Cold Adult Beverage in Celebration that changes are on the very near horizon

Posted by Evilpens on 05/14/14 at 12:27 AM ET

awould's avatar

Grabbing my popcorn…

Posted by awould on 05/14/14 at 12:34 AM ET

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Kane has been looking better than queen cindy. What’s going on?

Posted by SlimChance on 05/14/14 at 08:21 AM ET

11B4PF7 in MN's avatar

Firing Shero would seem a little rash.  Has he been a little too loyal to Bylsma?  Depends on your perspective.  But look at how many GMs he has fleeced in trades to build his team.

Posted by 11B4PF7 in MN on 05/14/14 at 11:32 AM ET

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.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Go look at his drafts ! + him backing Failsma to the hilt last off season

Don’t let the door hit ya, where the good Lord split ya

Posted by Evilpens on 05/14/14 at 11:47 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Perhaps the team and it’s “stars” are simply overrated.

Posted by TreKronor on 05/14/14 at 11:54 AM ET

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.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Good *#$%@& Lord get over yourself

Posted by Evilpens on 05/14/14 at 12:06 PM ET

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Posted by Evilpens on 05/14/14 at 12:06 PM ET

What?

Why do I even bother….

Posted by TreKronor on 05/14/14 at 12:08 PM ET

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The moment after they fire Shero he will be introduced as the new GM of the Washington Capitals.

Posted by Puckbubba on 05/14/14 at 12:22 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

from your lips to Gods Ears

Posted by Evilpens on 05/14/14 at 12:48 PM ET

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Posted by Puckbubba on 05/14/14 at 12:22 PM ET

I would agree.  Shero would easily be the best GM candidate out there if PIT fired him.

Go look at his drafts—Posted by Evilpens on 05/14/14 at 11:47 AM ET

I wouldn’t say he has done poorly. There are plenty of teams that have done horribly drafting and developing (CGY, NYI, FLA, and MIN until recently).  If anything, Shero should fire a scout or two if they have done that poorly.  PIT has a lot of young D depth.

Posted by 11B4PF7 in MN on 05/14/14 at 01:01 PM ET

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& NO Forwards other Than Beau Bennett who was scratched for Tanner Glass in Game 7 !!!!!!!!!!! Let that sink in a bit ! Yes they have a plethora of D Prospects BUT Simon Despres could not play for Dan Failsma who Shero went to bat for to ownership last off season

Posted by Evilpens on 05/14/14 at 01:20 PM ET

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