PITTSBURGH — Ron Hextall says the Penguins’ “win-now” mindset isn’t changing.
And it sounds as if the players and coaches the front office will rely on make that short-term success happen won’t be, either.
Wednesday, Hextall offered a vigorous endorsement of No. 1 goalie Tristan Jarry -- whose subpar play was widely regarded as the primary reason for the Penguins’ upset loss to the New York Islanders in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs -- and his potential, coach Mike Sullivan and his staff and the rest of the major-league roster, in general.
While there surely will be some personnel turnover before training camp opens in September, Hextall doesn’t seem to feel that a major overhaul is called for to position the Penguins for a run at the franchise’s sixth Stanley Cup in 2022.
“We’re comfortable with our team,” he said. “We had a real good regular season and played well in the playoffs. That doesn’t mean we won’t look to get better -- you always look to get better. If we can find ways to tweak things and get better, we will.”
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