On September 26th, the Pittsburgh Penguins site published a list of gamers that are being delivered to the group’s AHL affiliate, the Wilkes/ Barre — Scranton Penguins.
Both of these, together with Teddy Blueger and Adam Johnson impressed throughout their time in camp. On the other hand, the Penguins decided to keep more experienced forward in Pittsburgh.
The men listed above will find a chance to play with the big club at some stage this year. They have got the ability, they simply want the ideal prospect. And accidents always occur.
Together with McKegg and McClement demonstrating enough to stay around about the 26 man roster, the apparently up-for-grabs third line centre spot remains intriguing. We have not seen enough of McKegg to know whether he can step into the part. If McClement create the group, he’d pull 4th line responsibilities with a few minutes on the penalty kill.
My cash is on Carter Rowney to fulfill the function, at least to begin the season. Scott Wilson has also played centre, but is recorded as a winger on the most recent roster launch.
Changing to shield, a lot of men and women speculate that this might be the last chance for Derrick Pouliot to establish himself in Pittsburgh. If he could continue to perform well he must observe some matches, rotating with Matt Hunwick and Chad Ruhwedel. But, Pittsburgh might just be fattening the frog to the snake, since Pouliot could end up being an attractive bargaining chip come back time.