A Pittsburgh Penguins general manager says he feels like he is just getting started on his tenure in the NHL.
Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Ray Shero says he has a lot of work to do and has a few things to figure out before he officially takes the reins in July.
The Penguins are in the middle of a playoff push that includes a playoff game against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, but Shero is not worried about the team’s current playoff position.
He is not focused on what might happen to Pittsburgh in the postseason and has no plans to make any drastic changes to the roster.
“It’s a good thing to get in and do this,” Shero said Wednesday.
“It’s not like I’m going to put a lot on the table or anything.
We just need to keep working, keep learning and keep getting better and better and eventually it will happen.””
I’m going into the season with a lot more confidence than I was in the first week of camp and I feel good.
We just need to keep working, keep learning and keep getting better and better and eventually it will happen.”
I’m just looking forward to it and working as hard as I can to get it done.
It sounds cliché, but I just want to be ready to go and do it.
“And hopefully it’s going to be good.”
Pittsburgh is one of several teams on the rise in the Western Conference, and Shero has taken a team that is struggling for a playoff spot and turned it into a Stanley Cup contender.
He also has the chance to turn it around after the franchise finished dead last in the league in goals scored and goals against last season.
Shero said the Penguins will need to add to their scoring prowess and also play a more physical style in order to win.
Shero was the first GM in the history of the franchise to be fired in his first season as GM.
The last time Pittsburgh made the playoffs was when he was hired in 2014.
She will be tasked with leading a team to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and winning it for the first time in three years.
“We’re going to need to do a lot,” Sheron said.
I’m in the playoffs, I’m the boss, and we’re going in the right direction.””
But this is my job.
I’m in the playoffs, I’m the boss, and we’re going in the right direction.”