For only the second time in Matt Murray‘s career, he lost consecutive playoff games. And for the first time in a long time, Murray isn’t the same goalie the Penguins have effusively praised and enjoyed over their past two Stanley Cup runs. His .906 save percentage isn’t horrible although it’s far from inspiring but he isn’t necessarily the problem right now. What are some things the Penguins … Continue reading What needs to be fixed for Penguins to comeback?
Before I get into my point, I want to make a public disclaimer: I am not necessarily on the “trade Letang” bandwagon. So if you tweet at me claiming I am stupid for wanting to get rid of Letang, I will not respond because it is clear you only read the title. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, is trading Letang something … Continue reading Is Trading Letang Actually A Good Thing?
This weekend, it’s a game at home to 2017’s playoff opponents Providence on Saturday night then an away game with the always eager Hershey Bears on Sunday evening. Troy Josephs and Tom Kostopoulos are still on the injured list, with Josephs week to week and Kostopoulos day to day. Saturday Night (11/11/2017) Providence Bruins (Home) – 4-3 OT Win Ethan Prow, Kevin Spionzzi, Christian Thomas, … Continue reading WBS Results Recap: Weekend of November 12th
Over the past couple of games, I’ve noticed that Carl Hagelin seems to be skating much better than he had in the playoffs last year. Of course, he dealt with an injured foot and couldn’t maximize his skating ability. In turn, this led to a lackluster two points in the playoffs. One of them was the empty netter that gave the Penguins a 2-0 lead late … Continue reading What To Do With Carl Hagelin
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton had an outstanding regular season in 2016-2017, winning the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy which is given to the team with the best record in the regular season. This regular season success did not transfer to the playoffs, however, and the Penguins were dumped out in the first round by the Providence Bruins. Many pointed to the NHL Penguins draining the WBS Penguins of offensive talent … Continue reading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Season Preview
Daniel Sprong, 20, RW/LW, 6’0, 180, Shoots R There isn’t much to be said about Daniel Sprong that hasn’t already been said. A dynamic offensive forward with an NHL caliber shot, Sprong made the NHL team as an 18 year old in 2015-2016 before eventually being returned to the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL and scoring 46 points in 33 regular season games and 15 … Continue reading 5 WBS Prospects Who Will See NHL Time
The Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to get noticed when it comes to developing their talent. They’ve found ways to make mid to late round picks being huge contributors. Players like Bryan Rust, Jake Guentzel, Conor Sheary, etc. All of those players have had huge influences on this club. They provide speed and reliable minutes. But this article is about breaking down the Pens prospects not … Continue reading The Future Is Now
From this point forward, any game Daniel Sprong does not play at the NHL level will be in the AHL for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton affiliate. After his team lost it’s playoff series Saturday, Sprong will no longer be eligible to play in the junior leagues. He must play in WBS if the Penguins choose to leave him off the opening night roster in October. Make no … Continue reading Daniel Sprong Is Ready For The NHL
This picture is from last season’s AHL playoff series between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Providence Bruins. What that means to you is probably very little. I’m taking more notice of two specific players from this snapshot. One is Daniel Sprong (the goal scorer tapping teammates gloves), second round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. The other is Jake Guentzel (No. 44), the Penguins … Continue reading Jake Guentzel vs. Daniel Sprong
Any team who wins a Stanley Cup will do it with depth. Going back on previous Stanley Cup winners over the past ten years, most had the depth to outwork the other team beyond their first two lines. The beautiful thing about depth is that you don’t need to have star players filling up three lines. Hell, the Penguins proved that last year more predominantly … Continue reading A Depth Decision