The team is poorly run. The coaching staff, both prior and current, have no system. It's a free for all. They want the team to play wide open, do-whatever-you-want hockey, but they don't have the talent for it.
The offensive stars are jaded because of the management. Moon and Matt Kang are two guys that could care less at this point. Ethan Werek, who will go first round this year, doesn't have any help.
Doherty and Gudbranson aren't as good as a lot of people think they are. In addition to that, they have no idea what to expect on a nightly basis. They're constantly being switched and the lack of any true system is killing the team.
The team has three good defensive talents, Doherty, Gudbranson, and Jaroslav Kruzik. They have a rookie goaltender in Mavric Parks. But all the talent in the world won't work if there's no system and no discipline.
The root of all these problems is the GM, Larry Mavety.
Last year, Nathan Moon was on a tear under former coach Bruce Cassidy. Cassidy had the team playing stringent hockey. They might not have won a ton of games, but the team was disciplined and tough. When Mavety fired Cassidy and took over, everything went to hell.
They hired Doug Gilmour, but Mavety still pulls the strings.
With Brittain gone, Moon is on his last legs mentally. The best thing the Penguins can do is try to get involved and get the kid the hell out of that place.