Penguins can't commit to top players

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Penguins can't commit to top players

The majority of NHL fans and analysts predicted the Penguins to eliminate the Flyers from the first round of the playoffs. Sure, Sidney Crosby hadn't been back on the ice for long and Philly threatened a 'blood bath' from the start, but Pittsburgh went into the postseason with one of the deepest lineups in the league.

Now that the Pens have been eliminated from the postseason, it looks like the trio of Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Jordan Staal may end up being a thing of the past.

Penguins general manager Ray Shero says he hopes to be in contact with Crosby and Staal--who each have one season left on their contracts--in the near future. There was no mention of Malkin.

"As with anything," Shero said, "we have to take a look over the next couple of months and see exactly where we are."

What do you think needs to be done to get the Penguins back on track in 2012-2013?

Wake-up Call: Cubs breathe sigh of relief; Chapman cuts it close against White Sox

Wake-up Call: Cubs breathe sigh of relief; Chapman cuts it close against White Sox

Here are some of Monday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Cubs show why they are defending champs while Nationals still have something to prove

How Ozzie Guillen's harsh honesty resonated with Avisail Garcia

Panarin’s rep: 'He’ll forever cherish his time in Chicago'

Ways to watch, stream Bulls introductory press conference for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen

Last-place White Sox ready to trade, but only if the right offer arises

Kyle Schwarber has rocky start to Triple-A stint

How to watch, stream White Sox vs. Yankees

Jordan Howard wants to lead Bears... and lead the league

If Nationals are playoff preview, what should Cubs do at trade deadline?

Burger Bash: White Sox first-round pick puts on show in BP

Riding the Metra with five-time major champion Phil Mickelson

Riding the Metra with five-time major champion Phil Mickelson

Five time major champion, Phil Mickelson, was in Chicago on Monday to promote the KPMG Women's PGA championship.

Mickelson took a 45-minute CTA train ride from Millennium Station to Olympia Fields CC, demonstrating how hassle free it is to get to the event.

While on the train, CSN's Pat Boyle interviewed Mickelson. They discussed Phil skipping the US Open, Tiger's dash cam video and how difficult the decision was for Mickelson to part with his longtime caddy, Jim "Bones" Mackay.

Lefty also talked about the revolving door of first time winners at the last 7 majors and what is left on his golf "to do" list.