Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A team of grinders

No comment on the game...

but i have been pondering why we suck so much, and i've been trying to find a way to pin it on Mikey T... Basically i decided that MT wants a team of all grinders.... He forces everybody to play grind it hockey... This is why a guy like wallace and kennedy get shots playing up here but minard and janne do not... This is why guys like satan who are not too shabby from outside sniping are charging the net... also sadly this is why we will never be able to beat a puck controlling west team in a 7 game series... MT has his strengths, but i really just feel that our game plan needs to change... We are running a system built for shitty teams, meanwhile we have two of the best hockey players in the world... We need something new... I'm not saying throw MT out the door (yet atleast), but hopefully Janne claus leaves MT a new playbook under his tree (or a pink slip)...

Anyways...let us not think about all this shit right now... let us all be thankful for Janne and the Pens still being in pittsburgh... So here at Pesonen and the Pens we would like to wish a Merry Christmas to all of our readers all over the world... And we hope that Janne has a good christmas away from his homeland... I think christmas has come at the perfect time... with the failing economy, and worse the dying pesonation... we need alittle bit of joy and cheer...

MERRY F'N CHRISTMAS

5 comments:

Obelix said...

This article was written in our local newspaper here in Finland 17th of December:

Pesonen will not return back to Europe during this season.

Janne Pesonen did not used his possibility in his NHL-contract to come back to Europe by 15th of December. Many European top teams - for example his previous team Oulun Kärpät - were interested in and asked from Pesonen his willingness to come back, but he didn't wanted to do it.

"Even I have not yet received permanent place from NHL, there is no reason for defeatism Janne says". Vice versa. "Janne knows that he is NHL level player and he waits persistency chance to prove it" describes his player-agent Mr. Ilkka Larva feelings of his favourites.

Obe's comment: You can believe that there were some very exciting moments one week ago when we were waiting for his final decision here in Finland.

Kevin said...

Ob, have the Finnish hewspapers been following Jannes plight to the nhl? Feel free to post some of the articles if they do..

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.

Jill said...

Woah Finnish Newspapers thats new. Anywhoo.. Merry Chrsitmas to everyone, and Im keeping my eye out for Janne Claus tonight!

Skoz said...

A team of grinders is dead on. This is just like the SCF finals last year. Continue to play a system that isn't working, don't change a thing, let other teams skate all over us.

Atleast Malone didn't do too much. I saw him kind mess around with MAF after a play was dead last night. Sorry Ryan, you left us, don't try and be all buddy buddy.

Janne Clause will be coming tonight, hopefully with all of his reindeer in the line up. How awesome would it be to have a christmas reindeer feast with Janne. Anyways, Merry Christmas everyone..

Obelix said...

Of course every ice-hockey fan and newspapers here in Finland follows all our players in NHL and AHL all the time. We have to remember that there is also many other good Finnish players in AHL at the moment who have exactly same situation than Janne - for example Ville Leino/Grand Rapids Griffins and Petri Kontiola/Rockford IceHogs. Ville was No 2 in Finnish League last year only one point after Janne (28 goals + 49 assists = 77 total). I'm sure all these guys will show their real potential still - sooner or later.