Sidney Crosby said he doesn't expect the new-look Pittsburgh Penguins to lack motivation.
"For guys that played last year, obviously not happy with the way things finished," the Penguins center said following the first practice of training camp Monday. "I think we'll be highly motivated that way. I think regardless of what kind of situation you're coming into, the change is going to be something that makes us better."
The Penguins look quite different entering this season after losing to the Montreal Canadiens in four games in the best-of-5 Stanley Cup Qualifiers last season. Mike Sullivan returns as coach, as does the core of Crosby, center Evgeni Malkin and defenseman Kris Letang.