BurghersAndDogsSports wrote:I'm no fan of the Trib sports coverage or their writers but I find it increasingly frustrating that every "negative" rumor about the team, coaches and issues typically gets shot down in eventually dramatic fashion. It's such an overly protected team.
Its not that its negative, i honestly and to my heart believe that Rossi, and by extension Yohe makes up every, single, thing they say... Every rumor has never been true, every rumor is 1000% insanely dramatic / crazy / never backed up. Look at him saying direct quotes of what Mario said to sid, then that later getting deleted off the internet. I mean now it looks like DB's going to be fired and he comes out with an article that says all of this to capitalize on the situation?
Lemieux, fellow majority co-owner Ron Burkle and CEO David Morehouse met Wednesday to determine the future of general manager Ray Shero and coach Dan Bylsma, sources told the Tribune-Review. The Penguins' top brass also met before Game 7 — in New York and Pittsburgh — to evaluate the state of the franchise, the sources said.
Ownership is not happy with a perceived lack of accountability, overall team toughness and poor drafts, the sources said.
Crosby and Malkin grew disenchanted with perceived harsh criticism they received from Bylsma during meetings, the sources said. They and other veteran players were unhappy with Bylsma's numerous meetings and long practices and the decreasing sense of fun within the Penguins' environment, the sources said.
No decision on Shero had been made as of Wednesday, but ownership favored terminating Bylsma, the sources said.
Lemieux, also the Penguins' chairman, preferred keeping Shero, the general manager since May 2006. Burkle believed the Penguins needed a new general manager to rebuild a potential championship roster around captain Sidney Crosby, the sources said.
Crosby's body language during the playoffs concerned ownership, the sources said. That is one reason Lemieux took the unusual move of talking with Crosby in the visitors dressing room at Madison Square Garden after Game 6, the sources said.
Ownership believed Bylsma lost the dressing room this season, specifically the support of Crosby and Malkin, the sources said.
The sources added that Burkle contended Shero specifically tethered himself to Bylsma, whom he signed to a two-year extension after the Penguins were swept from the Eastern Conference final last June. That is why the length of Bylsma's deal was made to run concurrent with the final years remaining on Shero's contract, the sources said.
If Bylsma were deemed necessary to replace, Shero would be held accountable, the sources said.
Shero told his wife to be ready to move if the Penguins lost Game 7 against the Rangers, the sources said.
All in one article, I mean, come on... that's some hell of "sources" that say stuff.. Now his sources are informing him that sid is having personal problems that are transferring to the ice...........................
I go on rants about him too much, I just find his whole spill completely and utterly disgusting. Have no other words for it really