Pittsburgh Penguins Clean House in Front Office

After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2006, the Pittsburgh Penguins have fired president of hockey operations Brian Burke, general manager Ron Hextall, and assistant general manager Chris Pryor. 

These firings are not too surprising given how the Penguins finished this season. Heading into the 2022-23 campaign, the Penguins were not only expected to be a playoff team but among the top clubs in the Eastern Conference. Yet, they struggled to find consistency all season, and management did not make the proper moves to help them turn things around. Now, the Penguins have changed their management staff and more moves could be on the way because of it.

It will now be intriguing to see who the Penguins decide to replace these three with. Furthermore, could longtime head coach Mike Sullivan be the next one let go? Time will tell what happens from here, but we should expect an offseason of changes from the Penguins from here.

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