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Insider Only Latest Pens Buzz: Whispers in org of the GM being in a ‘sending the message’ mood?

Fears inside the room of a coaches favorite being moved?

— Mike Sullivan starting Casey DeSmith in consecutive starts was nothing more than Sullivan just believing DeSmith gave them the best chance to win. After the 0-2 start, whispers in the Penguins organization is the coaching staff has feared a knee jerk trade of a prominent Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access" .

Just a few games into the season and there’s certainly some rumblings in that room already that Rutherford could soon be in the Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

First impressions matter? The decision to scratch Ceci after one game, caught some in the organization by surprise because he was such a favorable signing by Jim Rutherford, but the healthy scratch was building from the poor camp Ceci had. There’s going to be pressure on Ceci to change some opinion’s with the coaches when he gets in. I’ve had more than one individual tell me he’s not a Todd Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

Reirden has been instrumental in a desire to see Chad Ruhwedel play on a regular basis.

Speaking of Martin who spent seven seasons in the Penguins organization. Mike Sullivan played a large role in his close friend David Quinn hiring Martin as an assistant with the Rangers. Martin, though, has a big supporter in Rangers Team President John Davidson. If Rangers were to make a coaching change after the season, Martin is considered likely to get a look. Davidson came close to hiring Martin in 2015 before settling on John Tortorella.

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