Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Janne Rumor updaets...

From Denis Lemieux on the Penguins Message board:

Since training camp the Penguins plan with Janne Pesonen was to give him 8-10 weeks in the minors to let him learn the North American game then reevaluate their plans for him. In 18 games this season Pesonen has performed well recording 21 points but indications are the front office views Pesonen as a playmaker only which hinders his chance to be a regular in the Penguins lineup. While the Penguins may not see Pesonen as a good fit, other teams around the league may. Pesonen's agent has been rumored to be exploring potential destinations and in the past month the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders and the LA Kings have been scouting WBS and sources tell me Pesonen was among the top targets they were scouting. The Kings had scouts in attendance when the WBS Penguins played the Portland Pirates and the San Antonio Rampage in October.
Interesting Rumor
With those three teams believed to be showing some kind of interest, a fourth team may be in the mix. I received a tip today (unconfirmed) that a scout believed to be employed by the Chicago Blackhawks was in attendance at the Wilkes Barre – Lake Erie game today and I’m told this scout only paid attention to Pesonen and when Pesonen was off the ice, the scout did not take notes. Waiting for confirmation on this but the Hawks have been linked to Ruslan Fedotenko and Mark Eaton in recent weeks.


Not sure what I make of this...Inside pittsburgh sports has a streak of off the wall rumors which never come true...

2 comments:

LargeTurkey said...

this is silly. Janne took a real chance coming here and for the front office not to give him a chance is absurd. Quite frankly, I think Dupuis is the most replaceable. Maybe someone will get hurt for a couple weeks and Janne will be given a chance. I don't want to wish injury on people, but there seems to be no other way for Janne to get the call.

Mark said...

Yeah I feel like he deserves a chance with the Pens for as cooperative as he has been through this whole thing..