Wednesday, December 17, 2008

An argument for Janne...

So not sure if anybody heard this but earlier today Taffe and Stone were called up from WBS. Right now things are not looking very good for Janne... But I myself refuse to give up hope... Even if he doesn't play one more minute for the big pens (he could get called up and not even play a minute with the way Mikey T runs things) this year, I think there is still hope for him in the future...

Consider this, here are all the forwards that will be free agents next year...

Satan
Sykora
Fedetanko
Staal (RFA)
Talbot (RFA)
BDZ

In addition on the defensive side...

Hall Gill
Boucher
Golgo (RFA)
Scuderi

The pens have alot of healing to do, and not much money to kick around next year when Sid, Malkin and Fleury's contracts start to hit hard... Looking at those forwards, I would like to see BDZ, Talbot and maybe Staal stick around... Sykora, we'll see... But we have a possible opening of 2-4 forward spots that will need filled by low cost producing forwards... This is an excellent chance for the likes of Janne and Minard (who are both UFAs) next year to jump up here and fill some roster spots...

Basically, I do not think it is over for Janne. I do believe that the Pens up top brought him over for a reason and are not gonna screw him over completely... Maybe we'll see another christmas miracle...

Tis the season...

3 comments:

PenguinsExperience.com said...

Janne definitely deserves a chance on the Pens. Every time I see Pascal Dupuis miss glorious opportunities while on Crosby's line I can't help but wonder why Pesonen doesn't get at least a couple of shifts with Sid.

What's the worst that could happen?

Skoz said...

Its annoying. Who would have ever thought that Janne would get this many call ups but so little playing time. What a freaking joke.

FMT
nanana

Obelix said...

There is at least two (2) more new Finnish Janne-fans at Wachovia Arena in this evening. Greetings to J and L from Obe. Go WBS, Go Janne.