On a Monday morning in the May wasteland of the off-season, about the best thing going on in the world is Sportsnet’s 31 Thoughts column from Elliotte Friedman. The whole thing is worth a read to see what is going on around the league, we’ll break into the Penguins’ related notes:
Krueger is rising on Buffalo’s list of coaching candidates. He’s got a real shot at the job. John Shannon reported earlier in the week that Tampa Bay assistant Todd Richards is no longer a candidate. There is a belief Jacques Martin is out, too
It looks like the Buffalo Sabres, who interviewed Pens’ assistant Jacques Martin will not be looking in his direction for their head coaching opening.