Chirps from Center Ice

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Too Far Into the Forrest – J.D. Forrest named WBS Head Coach

It’s all about the pun in the head line because the tweet came down from Pittsburgh Friday which made it official:

Link there in on the meatier details, such as that WBS assistant Jarrod Skalde was not retained and Jason Karmanos named General Manager of Wilkes-Barre. Mike Vellucci had served as both head coach and GM during his tenure on Coal Street last season.

It’s a safe hire. If you go looking for more quotes on the decision you will see tweets like these:

I don’t have a problem with the hire. Promote from within. Forrest served under and learned from some damn fine coaches in Wilkes-Barre.

One other note, from the release, “The Penguins will not make any additional decisions regarding the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coaching staff until closer to the start of the AHL season.”

Wear a damn mask and wash your damn hands so we can have some semblance of an AHL season this year. Thanks.

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