PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – After a disappointing postseason that was followed up by turnover in the Penguins’ front office as well as its coaching staff, Sidney Crosby has finally spoken out on the direction both he and the organization are headed.
Crosby was in Vancouver this week along with other members of Team Canada’s Olympic hockey team to receive their gold medal rings. While there, he caught up with ESPN.com NHL Columnist Pierre Lebrun.
Lebrun wrote that Crosby feels like they have let down former General Manager Ray Shero and former Head Coach Dan Bylsma saying that players feel a sense of responsibility when people like that lose their jobs since they’re usually the ones to pay the price for the players shortcomings.
Crosby also addressed his own personal shortcomings in the playoffs dating back to last year’s loss in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Boston Bruins, in which he didn’t register a single point. When it comes to fixing their postseason issues, Crosby said regular season success is all well and good, but the team needs to do a better job of finding a way to take their game to the next level when it really counts.
Lebrun’s article also has Crosby’s thoughts on the level of success he has had in international play and how he tries to blend that into success in the NHL.
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