Because here’s the thing with the Penguins: As good as they’ve been the past couple of seasons despite long stretches without their best players, they’re downright scary when everyone is healthy. Case in point, there were stretches during their 6-3 win over the New York Rangers Sunday night when you might have been convinced you were watching a Harlem Globetrotters-Washington Generals game.
“It doesn’t mean a ******* thing to me,” Shero said. “I don’t think as a group, as a team, as a coaching staff, we ever look at expectations. It’s just somebody’s opinion. I don’t think our group pays any attention to it. If someone says the Rangers are the favorite to win the Cup, does it bother our group? It doesn’t bother them at all.”
Reading further, when you look like Anderson Cooper you might want a better turn of phrase than 'You get the sense that the Penguins will be a ***** in the balloon of many teams’ playoff hopes this season.' as well.
As for the piece itself it is the usual light on content fluff that is the ego stroke we see done about a lot of teams.
thats one of the best quotes ever from a gm LOL. Also This was pretty funny as well.
“He’s strong and he has to be one of the best skaters in the league,” Shero said. “And he takes his defensive game seriously. He’s a guy, you watch him below the hashmarks, he’s a *****. And that’s good for us.”