The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins look like they have another potential contender, on-paper if you take a quick look at the lines as if the season started today.
Eric Tangradi - Ryan Craig - Nick Johnson
Colin McDonald - Keven Veilleux - Paul Thompson
Nick Petersen - Joe Vitale - Ben Street
Geoff Walker/Ryan Schnell - Zach Sill - Bryan Lerg/Brian Gibbons
Robert Bortuzzo - Brian Strait
Simon Despres - Philip Samuelsson
Carl Sneep - Alex Grant
Lacking from that line-up as of right now, is a legitimate top-6 forward and a top pairing defenseman, preferably one who can quarterback the power play.
Also, with John Curry not returning, a veteran AHL back-up goaltender will be needed as well.
Both Andrew Hutchinson and Corey Potter, WB/S' top 2 offensive D-men from last season have signed elsewhere (overseas, Edmonton organization).
Jonathan Bombulie of Penguins Insider knows what being a WB/S Penguin means more than anyone else on the web.
He's suggesting going after Christian Hanson, the son of one of the famous Hanson brother goons, and former Maple Leafs top prospect.
Still young, still got some NHL potential. Do it.