Ray Shero

NHL East: Five Questions

1. New coach, general manager in Pittsburgh — new direction? Another early playoff exit cost Coach Dan Bylsma and General Manager Ray Shero their jobs, taken by Mike Johnston and Jim Rutherford, respectively. They must resolve defensive chaos, a lack of clutch goaltending, and injuries. Sidney Crosby's preseason action was limited; Evgeni Malkin was expected to miss the entire exhibition schedule. Time for this talented group to prove itself. 2. Can the Columbus Blue Jackets build on a solid season? They were on an upswing and pushed the Penguins to six games in the playoffs but they've been unable to re-sign franchise center Ryan Johansen and will suffer if he's...