Saturday, September 27, 2008

Janne Survives again...

The penguins have decided to reassign Connor James and Danny Richmond, and have their 25 man roster set for their trip to Finland/Sweeden... The 25 man roster includes 1 extra goalie and 1 extra skater.

EDIT: I am hearing conflicting reports on this, that they are only carrying an extra goalie, i was under the impression that NHL rosters are 23 players, if you have any insights here please help me out.

The forwards are Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jordan Staal, Petr Sykora, Miroslav Satan, Ruslan Fedotekno, Matt Cooke, Max Talbot, Tyler Kennedy, Pascal Dupuis, Eric Godard, Jeff Taffe, Janne Pesonen, Bill Thomas and Paul Bissonnette.
The defensemen are Brooks Orpik, Rob Scuderi, Hal Gill, Mark Eaton, Darryl Sydor, Kris Letang and Alex Goligoski.
The goaltenders are Marc-Andre Fleury, Dany Sabourin and John Curry.

This trip will be a telling trip, as I feel that the three people who are going to be competing for a spot are Pesonen, Thomas and Bissonnette... It is also unclear if Scuderi will make the team.

Edit: Here is the press release via Post-Gazette


Obelix said...

I knew that. I was sure that Janne will survive...Great to see him again playing here in Finland. Vince - is this guaranteed information?

Vince said...

It is guaranteed that Janne has survived the next round of cuts. With the Finland trip being so close I am assuming that he is making the trip, I have not heard any information of them doing another round of cuts before the trip.

Obelix, can you keep us posted if there is any news from Finnish sources when Janne makes his triumphant return to Finland?

Obelix said...

Definitely. I shall send you more information during next week :)

Mark said...

Janne has to be a lock. How can Pesse even be competing in the same class as Bissonnette.

Go Pens

Vince said...

Apparently Mikey T is really high on Bissonette for some reason