Penguins hire Mike Johnston

Updated: June 25, 2014, 3:44 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have insisted during their extensive front office overhaul that the on-ice product doesn't need to change much for the franchise to return to the NHL's elite.

Small tweaks, not big ones, are required.

Mike Johnston's job is to figure out which ones to make and -- perhaps even more importantly -- how to make them work.

The Penguins hired the well-traveled Johnston to replace Dan Bylsma on Wednesday, charging the hockey lifer with ...

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