The Pittsburgh Penguins moments ago officially announced the team has fired President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke, General Manager Ron Hextall and Assistant General Manager Chris Pryor. The search for a new hockey operations group will begin immediately.
Fenway Sports Group in cleaning house with the front office hierarchy, said in a released statement they still believe in the ‘core leadership and the goal for competing for a Stanley Cup has not changed.’
“We are grateful to Brian, Ron, and Chris for their contributions to the organization over the past two seasons, but we feel that the team will benefit from new hockey operations leadership. While this season has been disappointing, we believe in our core group of players and the goal of contending for the Stanley Cup has not changed,” John Henry and Tom Werner said.
Knowing their fate was likely sealed, Hextall and Burke each traveled with the team for Pittsburgh’s season finale against the Blue Jackets. Hextall signed a five-year contract as General Manager with the Lemieux Group in February 2021, though, the fifth year of the contract was a club option. One significance in the press release from the Penguins: Mike Sullivan To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
Do you guys think the pens should resign Zucker? Or add a new top 6 winger through free agency or trade?
Jason Zucker was our energy bunny and best forward outside of Sidney Crosby.. If we could resign him say 3 years at $ 4 million yes.. At $ 5.5 million what he was making a hard NO to a resign. At $ 4.0 million gives another $1.5 on top of our current off season cap space.
He may have priced himself out of Pittsburgh with his solid year..
So who is your pick if it’s not Zucker for top 6 roll? Do we trade our first round pick? Or do we address it in free agency? They have around 20 million in Cap space but need a New goalie an some dmen. An new players for the bottom 6
How about Drouin as the 3rd line center? Had a down year an won’t command as much on the open market? An add on of Domi or Bertuzzi to the lineup, you move Grandlund or Petry you can even add more players in the bottom 6 also
NOOOO for Drouin.
He is a very lazy and no vision player
He has talent but he is a pure bum
He also is a cancer in the locker room
We dont need that bum
Its better if he retires he would make the league a big favor
Max Domi would be a great addition either as a third line center or possible replacement for Zucker. He had 20 goals this season with Chicago and now Dallas and he is in the playoffs. He can fly, he is only 27, has a great shot, and terrific one timer on the power play. He has some grit and snarl to his game and that shoot first mentality which is something we really lack. I watched a game earlier in the season when he was with the Hawks and he went right after a guy who cheap shotted Patrick Kane… Read more »
No matter who you bring in, it doesn’t change the fact that the Russian and letang will be out there contributing to another mediocre season in 23-24
The russian is a goon
Ive always said it
And this year he has officially become penguins all time penalty minutes leader
Imagine we paid 9.5m to this fraud to only break that as teams record
Yoda…I am not the biggest Malkin fan but he did play 82 games and got 83 points. That is huge for him, yes he is stupid, takes dumb penalties, and well blind dumb ass passes. But his season was decent. Letang was so inconsistent and still turns the puck over too much.
I heard bergevin name for GM position
I hope thats not true
I would wait and maybe Toronto loses in round one again…i do like Kyle Dubas. He is not afraid to make moves and has provided the coach with all kinds of talent to win..unlike Hextall
Lou and shanahan build the team
Dubas aka dumbbasss sucksss
As bad as npl
Keep letang and crosby.
The rest get rid of them with no exception
Now a lot of changes to the roster
Bye bye Hextall can go back to Philly and Burke to hockey night in Canada…
Now if Sullivan gets the axe next season!
Thank God!!!! Best news of the day