Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

Cramarossa Re-Signs 4/27

The Pittsburgh Penguins first order of business in their offseason was a re-signing for their AHL affiliate* for the 2019-20 season.

Joseph Cramarossa re-signed for 2019-20.

16 points for the veteran forward in Wilkes-Barre in 2018-19. The signing doesn’t jump off the page to me and I let my opinion known on Twitter on Friday when the unofficial news started breaking.

Quickly, I was told that Cramarossa was one of the Penguins best penalty killers. A penalty kill that finished in the bottom third of the AHL overall last season (26th), but a solid penalty killer nevertheless.

I suppose.

A fair point. I don’t suppose that anyone necessarily stood out from the others on a team that finished sixth in an eight team division and missed the playoffs for the first time in over fifteen years.

It is what it is.

Calder Cup Playoffs are continuing. Charlotte beat Providence in four games in the only series I got right in my predictions from last week. The rest? Yuck.

* – no announcement on a lease yet. League normally puts out a release on alignment changes in the second week of May and teams start releasing their schedule matrices around the same time (May 11 last year and the year before) so you would think that we are up against the gun here on an announcement. That will probably be the next blog post. Hopefully. Stay tuned.

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