It should come to no surprise that the Penguins management staff are displeased with their teams performance to date. Sitting 12th in the Eastern Conference is not what the brass had in mind at this point in the season. After making a bold move to bring in Tyler Myers this offseason, it was clear that Pens were attempting to make a series playoff push. Unfortuantely, things have not gone according to plan. 

"We felt that we addressed our defensive concerns in the offseason. However, nothing has clicked for us. When you assemble what you feel is a star studded roster you expect more than what we have accomplished so far." stated the Pens GM. 

Some hockey theorists blame inexperience for the teams lack of production this season. Seth Jones, Simon Despres, Brock Nelson, Tyler Toffoli, Ronalds Kenins, Bo Horvat and Riley Sheahan are all rookies and regular players this season. 

"The speed was a big adjustment. You have less time and space. I am just now starting to get accustomed to the change." said forward Tyler Toffoli who has only lit the lamp six times this season.  

Others are pointing the finger at the team's franchise players - Sidney Crosby in particular. To this point, number 87 is having his least memorable season. Clipping at an abysmal 0.78 points per game, the team's captain needs to be better.

"The league has gotten so much more competitive - especially the East. The chances have been there, but at the end of the day its a matter of execution." replied Crosby.

Perhaps the brass needs to also consider looking at its coaching staff. Since leading the team to the Conference Finals in 2011/2012, Dan Byslma has failed to make it out of the second round. Rumours have surfaced since the departure of forward TJ Oshie, who claimed that Pittsburgh was "not a fun place to play". Oshie also expressed that there is a "rift" in the dressing room between Sidney Crosby and Claude Giroux. This raises the question as to whether or not Dan Byslma has lost control of his dressing room. 

Change should be expected.