While the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs enters its latter part, the Pittsburgh Penguins are beginning to focus on how they can return to the tournament next season. The path back to the playoffs for the Penguins likely includes more than a few roster changes this summer, but any moves will likely have to remain on the back burner until the new front office is in place.
Pascal Dupuis had many great moments in a Penguins uniform but few greater than his overtime game winner against the Ottawa Senators in 2010 that completed a three-goal comeback and sent the Senators packing. [Pensburgh]
There is going to be plenty of speculation surrounding the Penguins goaltending situation this summer. A name you will hear more than a few times will be Pittsburgh native John Gibson, whose cost way exceeds his value. [The Hockey News]
Once a new front office is hired, expect a lot of player movement in and out to help shape the team towards the a new vision. This means the Penguins could be very busy on the trade market this offseason. [The Hockey News]
There is no question the Penguins will need to get better if they hope to improve next season, but how they go about doing that remains to be seen. [Pensburgh]
Some of those players the Penguins could use to improve the roster next season are currently making an impact in the Stanley Cup playoffs for their current squads. [Pensburgh]
It was made clear on locker clean out day that Jason Zucker wishes to remain in Pittsburgh. A pending free agent, Zucker will need a new contract to remain a Penguin and that remains on wait while the general manager opening remains unfilled. [Trib Live]