Pittsburgh's top priority
June, 10, 2013
By Luke Lapinski | ESPN.com
Ray Shero is one of the top general managers in all of hockey. And he'll be earning his money this summer.
Despite an abrupt and disappointing end to a promising 2012-13 campaign, the Pittsburgh Penguins have assembled a roster that is more than capable of contending for the Stanley Cup on an annual basis. The challenge now is keeping that group together. Sidney Crosby is signed into the next decade, so that's not an issue. Pascal Dupuis and Jarome Iginla -- among others -- are two key pieces that can become unrestricted free agents this offseason though. And next summer could be an even bigger issue, with Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Chris Kunitz all scheduled to come off the books.