Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Janne clears the second round of cuts...

Edit: This has been confirmed by the Tribune Review

According to The Insider On Pittsburgh Sports Janne has passed through the second trimming of players from the Pens. The current roster is down to 29. Notable players sent to the AHL include, forwards Kris Beech, Ryan Stone, Adam Henrich, Aaron Boogaard, Tim Wallace, Jonathan Filewich, David Gove and Christopher Minard; defensemen Deryk Engelland, T.J. Kemp, Ben Lovejoy and Joey Mormina; and goaltender David Brown.

This is being reported only on TIOPS and no where else, so take it as you will.

I believe the roster needs to be trimmed down to 23, here are the players left on the training camp roster:

Defenseman (10)
Mark Eaton
Hal Gill**
Alex Gloigoski
Sergei Gonchar(injured)
Daryl Sydor
Ryan Whitney(injured)
Danny Richmond
Kris Letang**
Brooks Orpik**

Forwards (16)
Paul Bissonnette
Matt Cooke**
Sidney Crosby**
Pascal Dupuis**
Ruslan Fedotenko**
Eric Godard**
Connor James
Tyler Kennedy**
Evgeni Malkin**
Janne Pesonen
Miroslav Satan**
Jordan Staal**
Jeff Taffe
Petr Sykora**
Maxime Talbot**
Bill Thomas

Goaltenders (3)
Marc Andre Fleury**
Dany Sabourin
John Curry

I've put stars next to people that I feel are guaranteed to make the team, which is a total of 14, Looking at the forwards I think it is looking fairly good Janne makes the team, although some people feel that he may need an adjustment period in the AHL to get used to the american game.

I have heard that he is trying to do too much between the blue lines and ends up losing the puck, rather than just dumping it and using his speed to his advantage... Not sure when the final rosters are due but we'll keep you posted

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Vince, Lovejoy was sent down too. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, Janne may become victim of the numbers game.