At 1 p.m. EST today, we're going to have our weekly rumors, scuttlebutt and innuendo chat this a bit of additional focus on the Pittsburgh Penguins.
A 3-1 win over the Atlanta Thrashers isn't a cure-all, even if it did provide the world with one of the most awkward fan goal-celebration smooches in recent memory (via Pensblog). The Penguins remain a fascinating mess, and everyone thinks they know the right ways to fix them. Joe Starkey of the Tribune-Review, for example, thinks firing coach Michel Therrien would be a rather misguided decision:
Questions about Therrien's job security have arisen for good reason and won't go away just because the Penguins beat the sad-sack Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday.
Just know this: The team's problems are more about player performance and player personnel than coaching.
Therrien's not blameless, mind you. But he shouldn't be made the scapegoat.
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We'll discuss Therrien's job, Jordan Staal, Ryan Whitney, Sidney Crosby's wing and plenty of other Pens-related topics in the Puck Daddy hockey rumors live chat today ... along with discussions about the Minnesota Wild, the Ottawa Senators and the usual suspects.
In the meantime: How would you improve the Penguins?