Penguins fired Therrien today after yet another embarassing loss to Toronto this year. Rumors amongst the locals are that Whitney and Staal are the first two likely on the chopping block if anyone winds up on it. The baby Pens coach from out East is coming to coach the Penguins in the interim I guess.
Something needed done but I'm not sure it was Therrien's fault. My only gripe with him is his seemingly lacking enthusiasm... I don't know if he's inspiring the team or what. Beyond that I think the Penguin's problems are more or less poor play from key guys like Satan, Whitney, Gill, etc. When you look at what was lost over the Summer, they basically lost all their character guys with leadership qualities... Malone, Roberts, Armstrong, Hossa (lead by his play more than being vocal), etc. Now we've got guys like Satan who doesn't want to clean up his own end ever, and defenseman who just seem not into playing actual hockey.
Crosby strikes me as a Lemieux clone so I dno't really see him firing the guys up either... Malkin barely speaks the language still... The leadership was in guys like Malone and co., and Talbot, but he can't do it all himself.