Monday, February 23, 2009

More Janne

Damian posts:

From Shelly Anderson's Penguins Chat Transcript.

icebirds: With Bylsma coming from the Pens farm team, is he more likely to give minor league players a chance on Crosby's wing when the get promoted to the NHL? I know alot of people were frustrated Therrian never gave Janne Pesonen a chance.

Shelly Anderson: I couldn't agree more about Janne Pesonen. In his four times with the NHL club since he signed over the summer out of the Finnish Elite Leaue, he never got a chance to show what, if anything, he could do as a top-six winger. Interm coach Dan Bylsma is the one who most directly has overseen Pesonen's adjustment to North American hockey, and Pesonen has played very well on a scoring line with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, so it would be telling to see how he might employ Pesonen under a fifth callup. The problem is, the Penguins are healthier now than they have been all season, so it's hard to say when Pesonen's next shot might come.

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