Who gets the blame for the current state of the Pittsburgh Penguins?
GM Jim Rutherford apparently blamed coach Mike Johnston, firing him on Saturday. Although Rutherford was the guy that hired him, and some have blamed Rutherford for his decisions since taking over the gig. But he took over from GM Ray Shero, whom fans blame for the current construction of this team.
Then there’s the team itself, and the players haven’t exactly escaped this unscathed either. (Lack of effort, diminishing returns and all of that.)
But Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review took aim at the men he blames for the Penguins’ problems: Team owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle.
There is no evidence Burkle or Lemieux know the first thing about running a championship franchise. Their failures to build a champion before — or rebuild something resembling even a contender after — Ray Shero's tenure as GM stand as indisputable proof.
But this isn't about the shortsighted, reactionary andRead More »from Blaming Mario Lemieux, his buddy Rick Tocchet for Penguins’ mess