Pens Labyrinth Daily: Josh Archibald, Jean-Sebastien Dea and More

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Josh Archibald
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Josh Archibald /

Pens Labyrinth Daily: Josh Archibald has his day with the Stanley Cup, Jean-Sebastien Dea might be a solid center option for the Penguins, 2017-18 lineups and more!

Good morning, Penguins fans! Grab your coffee and enjoy all the trending Penguins news straight from Pittsburgh and from around the league.

18 days from now, the Pittsburgh Penguins will take the ice for their first preseason game on Sept. 19 against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. No worries, though, the Pens will hit home ice the following day, Sept. 20, against the Detroit Red Wings.

Pittsburgh Penguins Daily:

Archibald Baptizes His Son in Stanley Cup

Josh Archibald has finally had his day with the sacred Stanley Cup. Not only did Archibald get to have his time with the most sacred Cup in sports, he used this opportunity to have his son baptized in the sacred Cup. [Washington Post]

Is Dea a Third Line Center Option?

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been on the lookout for a third line center for a little while now, though they aren’t in any rush. Despite the lack of a rush, the Penguins’ center solution might be right under their nose. Jean-Sebastien Dea has been a top center for the Pens’ AHL affiliate and could be the star they need in the preseason. [Fan Rag Sports]

The Penguins’ Projected 2017-18 Lines

The Penguins are headed into the 2017-18 season and they’re ready to work for what could be their third consecutive Stanley Cup. See, here, how the Penguins’ lineup might look like this season. With the team’s current confusion over who will be the third line center, Pittsburgh’s lines might differ a bit from last season. [PensBurgh]

Penguins Talk of the Day: The 3rd Line Center

Since the departure of Matt Cullen, the Penguins have had a center role to fill. Penguins GM Jim Rutherford isn’t too concerned about rushing to get a center to fill the hole in the third line.

As noted in some of our daily articles this morning, the Penguins have solid and reliable options to fill the hole without making any moves. The Pens will have Jay McClement coming to camp as a result of his PTO and have some reliable centers in the organization.

Next: One Final Pens Move Before the Season

Dea and Zach Aston-Reese are two AHL forwards the Penguins have in the system that could prove to be reliable enough to crack the roster. Not to mention, Jake Guentzel is a natural center and might opt to shift into his original role in the meantime.

What do you think the Penguins’ best option is regarding the third line center situation?