The Pittsburgh Penguins fired general manager Ray Shero this past week following a Game 7 loss to the New York Rangers. Evaluating the merits of an executive is tough, because so much of it can be process versus results, and it's tough to know exactly what parts of the process are due to the manager alone.
We can, however, look at the results to get a better picture of what happened under Shero, and look ahead to what the next GM has to work with.
Shero’s draft and development results
One main issue brought up during the Ray Shero era was that he wasn't able to acquire forward talent through the draft to provide depth behind the superstars. There's merit to that claim.