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Mailbag Monday 12/9

So, after a 0-2-1 weekend for the Penguins and the first bit of adversity facing the team with Stefan Noesen up with Pittsburgh and dropping all three games, time to dust off the mailbag.

Send in anything on your mind related to the team below. If there are a lot questions, we will have a post Wednesday morning in advance of that night’s game in Rochester against the Americans. If you don’t then I have nothing to answer and the concept of a mailbag goes away for good. I decided to bring it off the shelf here after a weekend of bad results for the Penguins.

Send questions below:

Mailbag is closed. Answers here. Thanks for all the questions this time, we will do this again in a month or so.

6 responses to “Mailbag Monday 12/9

  1. Rose Moczulski December 9, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Why do you think Vellucci is not playing Dustin T in goal? 2. Haggerity has been quiet and not scoring. Do you think they should try him on the top line right side with Nosen gone it might get him going or do you think he’s too slow for that line?

  2. Josh December 9, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Without Stefan Noesen, the first line doesn’t look nearly as lethal. With Hershey getting hot and WBS already being in 3rd, can this team make the playoffs without him?

  3. Josh December 9, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Why doesn’t Velluchi like Angello? On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving he was benched for the 3rd period and he is getting hardly any power play/penalty kill time. Last year he was used whenever possible and got as much ice time as Lafferty. Is it an issue this year with effort? Or maybe attitude? He is a guy who is quick, has size, can hit, and can shoot. I don’t see a reason why he shouldn’t be playing whenever possible.

  4. Chris December 9, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Mailbag question Is there any consideration for future cross AHL blogging? Even though I’m a Hershey fan, your interview with @100degreehockey was very enjoyable. I know it’s not a question about the state of WBS (after all @TheHersheyBears fan) but it would be awesome to see more of.

  5. Emma December 9, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    When do you think Brandon Hawkins gets called up? Personally I think he’s been better than Drozg, and he just scored a hat trick.

  6. John Missigman December 9, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    It seems as though WBS is keeping more players available/around than in previous years. Is this the case?