Surely a city can't be that difficult, right?
"Those guys have been around a long time and know what it takes," Crosby said.
Shero will let Bylsma do the tinkering, but isn't concerned about any bruised egos along the way.
"It doesn't matter who you play with (or) how you play," Shero said. "Every player that's here is here for a reason, that's to try and help us win."
Bylsma indicated he'll keep the trio of Crosby, Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis — the highest-scoring line in the league — intact. It's likely Iginla will play on the second line with Malkin and James Neal while Morrow will be teamed with Brandon Sutter and Matt Cooke.
At least, that's the plan. Bylsma said there will be times depending on the situation Pittsburgh could have Crosby and Iginla play together and that a variety of combinations will pop up.
Regardless of who is in the ice together, the Penguins now have perhaps the most talented roster in the league. It makes them the team to beat, one with a pretty big target on its back.
Pittsburgh has won 11 straight at home heading into Saturday's game against the New York Islanders, and New York forward John Tavares sounds like he's speaking for the entire league when asked for his take on the new-look Penguins.
"Obviously, they're making headlines and they're really going for it," Tavares said. "That's what some teams do this time of year, so we'll be ready for it."