Michael Grabner is the piece the Penguins need

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has himself an interesting six days ahead as he looks for way to improve a team that’s done nothing but win since the calendar changed to 2018. For one, the Penguins need for an another center is paramount. While Riley Sheahan seemingly has played his way into the third-line center, an upgrade is needed. Whether that comes in the form … Continue reading Michael Grabner is the piece the Penguins need

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Season Preview

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

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roster Preview: Center

For the second instalment of this series, we’re turning our attention to the center position. I’m going to include JS Dea in this, even though he hasn’t technically been re-signed yet. He has been qualified as an RFA and has no arbitration rights, so he will either be signed or face a year of not playing any hockey whatsoever. We also encounter our first players … Continue reading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roster Preview: Center

5 WBS Prospects Who Will See NHL Time

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

Penguins Preseason Q&A

 Hello, Pens fans! We are back for the 2016-’17 season and it’s going to be a great title defense. Without further ado, here are your questions answered below: Would the Pens benefit in the long run if they rested veterans periodically thru the holidays coming off the Cup run? — Michael O. Bruno (@mobruno215) September 28, 2016 I don’t think resting veterans is a … Continue reading Penguins Preseason Q&A

How Deep This ‘Prospect’ River Runs

Wave after wave, player after player. The Pittsburgh Penguins prospect pool may not be as bad as it once seemed to be. Admittedly, I dreaded the thought of injuries within the big club heading into the season when no big name players, aside from Matt Murray, were available in the AHL for the Penguins to call up. Instead the Penguins found role players like Bryan … Continue reading How Deep This ‘Prospect’ River Runs