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Kyle Dubas' attempt to fire head coach shut down by Sidney Crosby

Published May 8, 2024 at 9:23 PM

With their season over, the Pittsburgh Penguins and GM Kyle Dubas continue to evaluate the team and see what path they want to take. One question that was looming was head coach Mike Sullivan's future. It seems that any talk of Sullivan being fired has been shut down by Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby.

Crosby has given his complete support as Sullivan has been his coach since 2015 when both men won back to back Stanley Cups. Sullivan has been a staple with the team but has had recent struggles as the Penguins have not made the playoffs in the last two seasons.

This storyline became even more interesting as it was also brought to light by thedailyfaceoff.com Frank Seravalli He has described a power struggle has been brewing with Dubas and Sullivan as Dubas fired one of his assistants.

Kyle Dubas lost a power grab attempt with ownership when Crosby sided with the head coach

It's clear that the roster's construction along with their age has caught up to the Penguins and that a rebuild or retool will be needed to make them competitive again.
Dubas has many decisions ahead of him this summer as a new contract can be locked for Sidney Crosby along will having only 14 players under contract and 12 million in cap space. He also lacks a 1st round draft pick as it was send to the San Jose Sharks in the Erik Karlsson trade.

That task is daunting and somewhat familiar as he faced what he donned «Cap hell» when he was guiding the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Times appear to be tough with the Penguins and it's clear it will be resolved sooner than later.
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Kyle Dubas' attempt to fire head coach shut down by Sidney Crosby

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