The Pittsburgh Penguins met with the media for the last time before dispersing across the globe to enjoy their summers, here's what we learned
Adding to what we knew, like Nick Bonino's broken tibia a few more details came out of what the players have been dealing with over the last few months.
Carl Hagelin: broken fibula in March, though it would be a 4-5 week injury but didn't heal right. Doesn't expect to need surgery.
Brian Dumoulin: injured hand in the very first series and it never felt right afterwards
Matt Murray: torn hamstring before Game 1 against Columbus
Justin Schultz: fractured rib against Ottawa
Phil Kessel: "I got banged up stuff, but it is what it is, right?"
On coming back:
Schultz: indicated he would like the stay with the Pens (but as a restricted free agent, that sounds like a foregone conclusion)
Bonino: said he hadn't talked to Rutherford yet about re-signing.
Matt Cullen: "Cullen said he has a pretty good idea of what his decision is going to be, but needs to take a step back before finalizing it". Has seemed like this time around the veteran has reached his personal finish line.
Chris Kunitz: Is not going to retire, would like to return to the Penguins. "We love it here. It's not about a dollar amount."
Jim Rutherford: "Not going to close the door for any of them, but will be difficult with the cap." Mentioned that UFA's could go to free agency, see what the market holds and then compare with an offer from the Pens.
Au revoir et merci, Marc-Andre
Every was very emotional about the prospects that this is likely is for Marc-Andre Fleury and his time in Pittsburgh.
"It will be tough. It's something where I don't even like having to talk about it." -- Sidney Crosby. Pretty much sums it all up, see twitter for all the rest.
Fleury tried not to reflect too much during the parade bc he was emotional. "Just tried to enjoy the moment and remember the good times" -MC— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) June 15, 2017
Mike Sullivan is already talking 3-peat. Sounds wild, but considering one of the first things he did was directly discuss repeat as a goal from the beginning, well, whatever you say coach.
Bill Guerin picks up duties that used to belong to the departed Jason Botterill, taking over as the GM of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Anyone paying attention could see the Pens have been grooming Guerin for a long time, and here's another step at more responsibility.