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Penguins Clean Out Lockers After Playoffs Loss

August 17, 2019


THAT MAN IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED ARSON. PENNS CLEANED OUT THEIR LOCKERS AT THEIR PRACTICE FACILITY IN CRANBERRY TODAY WRAPPING UP THE SEASON. RICH WALSH REPORTS WHAT THE PENS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR ALL TOO BRIEF PLAYOFF RUN AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR. Reporter: THE PENS SAID THEIR GOOD-BYES AND FOR SOME IT MIGHT BE FOR GOOD. THE OFFSEASON OFFICIALLY BEGINS FOR THE PENGUINS AND NOW IT WILL BE A FEW MONTHS OF WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED. BAGS ARE PACKED. STICKS ARE WRAPPED TOGETHER. THE PLAYERS ARE HEADED HOME. FOR SIDNEY CROSBY THIS WILL BE TIME TO REST AND REFLECT. IT’S ALWAYS EASY TO POINT FINGERS AND LOOK AT REASONS WHY YOU LOST. THAT’S KIND OF THE NATURE OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LOSE, BUT IT’S A PRETTY FINE LINE. THAT’S WHAT I’VE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS. Reporter: ANYTHING YOU’LL LEARN FROM WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS POST SEASON? FOR SURE, JUST GOT TO BE BETTER WITH THE PUCK. WE CAN SCORE MANY DIFFERENT WAYS, BUT WE’VE GOT TO MAKE SURE WE DEFEND HARD AND LEARN FROM THAT. Reporter: SO CHANGE IS COMING. WHO WILL BE LEFT STANDING AT THE START OF NEXT SEASON? THIS COULD VERY WELL BE THE LAST TIME PHIL KESSEL WALKS OUT OF THE PENS LOCKER ROOM. THIS YEAR WAS DISAPPOINTING. THE YEAR BEFORE WE LOST IN ROUND ONE. TWO PREVIOUS YEARS WE WON THE CUP. THERE’S ALWAYS A CHANCE TO WIN AND I’M SURE THE TEAM WILL IMPROVE AND WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS OVER THE SUMMER. Reporter: AS FOR IT BEING AN END OF AN ERA FOR THE PENGUINS, IT MIGHT BE FOR MATT CULLEN WHO IS CONTEMPLATING RETIREMENT, BUT HE SAID IT’S DEFINITELY NOT THE END FOR THIS CURRENT GROUP OF PENS. FOR WHATEVER REASON THIS YEAR IT DIDN’T WORK, BUT I THINK IT’S A LITTLE EARLY HONESTLY TO PUSH A PANIC BUTTON ON THIS GROUP. YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU LOOK AT THEM LAST YEAR, THEY WERE JUST A WHISKER AWAY FROM THE CONFERENCE FINALS. FOR WHATEVER REASON THIS YEAR WE DIDN’T HAVE IT COME PLAYOFF TIME, BUT THERE’S A LOT OF PRETTY SPECIAL PLAYERS AND I THINK IT’S EARLY TO PUSH THE PANIC BUTTON ON THIS GROUP. Reporter: THE PENS WON’T BE BACK HERE UNTIL SEPTEMBER WHEN TRAINING CAMP STARTS. COMING UP LATER GENERAL MANAGER JIM RUTHERFORD WAS VERY CANDID ABOUT WHAT CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE. YOU’LL HEAR HIM COMING UP LATER

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  • Reply Matthew Gregory July 20, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Next season will be a long one as devils will be good this season and the NYR as well

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