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Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Rumor has it that the Pens may bring up Luca Caputi to start developing him... If this happens, Janne's dreams of being a Penguin may be over this season...
I honestly have no idea what is going through the minds of Shero and Mikey T... These guys are complete jokes... As far as pesonen and the pens is concerned... NFL only has 1 week left... We say bring Tomlin in as interim coach for the rest of the season...
"The problem with how the Penguins have handled that this season is that the few skilled players who have been promoted from the Baby Penguins -- guys like Janne Pesonen and Chris Minard -- have almost invariably been cast in blue-collar roles that do not give them the opportunity to prove whether they can be productive offensively at this level. Just because a player puts up points in the minors doesn't mean he can do it in the NHL, of course, but when a team struggles to score goals, as the Penguins have at various times this season, those guys should be given a chance to show whether they can be part of the solution."
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Anyways, i've been getting an email from a Janne hater basically telling us that we should give up on Janne... I spoke for the entire Pesonation when i said that we don't care that we are backed up against the wall, we will show determination and dedication... And seriously, could Janne be any worse than the rest of the Pens right now?
Kevin and I had an interesting conversation the other day on whether come trade deadline the Pens will be buyers or sellers... I said sellers, kevins said buyers... Who knows, one thing i know is that at this point i'd rather miss the playoffs than give up more draft picks... But then again, other than drafting the obvious (the lip and ugly), the Pens have not been drafting that well...
If you think back to the 2006 draft... the pens passed on Toews, Nicklas Backstom (we passed on him because of the Penguins dislike for anything from the Scandanavian Peninsula), Phil Kessel, we picked up Jordan Staal who is playing fine, but you cannot compare him to anybody else that was drafted the same year in the top.....
Anyways, it's crunch time for the Pens and Janne... I honestly don't expect Janne to come up to the pens the rest of the year, and next year is up in the air. But seeing that we do have a severe salary cap issue, brining him in as a cheap winger might not be a bad idea...
Anyways...stay tuned...go pens...go janne
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Janne has set-up Chris Minard(27) to tie the score.
Molinari on Janne
"As for Goligoski, coach Michel Therrien's decision to sit him so frequently in the games leading up to the all-star break qualifies as one of the more baffling personnel moves of this season. (Right up there with never using Janne Pesonen in anything except a blue-collar role)".
Damian also found this article from Confession of a hockey Chick
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
John Curry is between the pipes.
Bill Thomas(6) has a 2nd period goal....Pens 2-0
Connor James has assisted on both goals.
Manchester scored late in the 2nd to cut the lead....Pens 2-1
Thomas scores his(7) in the 3rd and Connor James(11) just scored an ET netter. 4-1 Pens
Janne was shutout..
One of our readers (Damian) sends this link.
2. Janne Pesonen- Ninth round, 269th overall in 2004 by Anaheim, Karpat (FNL), Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
Pesonen was signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh this past offseason, and the team expected big things from him. Unfortunately, Pesonen did not pan out in the NHL just yet, but he is doing just fine in the AHL thus far with 35 points in 32 games. Janne played six games with the NHL club this season, but failed to register a point, and only managed to put up a minus-3 rating.
Sportsnet states that Pesonen “is creative with the puck and capable of setting up his linemates with deft passes.” Scouts love his skating ability, which is usually a plus with European hockey players.
His downsides, however, are that he is not physical enough, and afraid to be physical, which shows in the offensive zone. One could easily expect that with Pesonen’s size at 5’11 185 pounds. Because of this, his defense suffers. Pesonen must get up the courage to play rough in the corners if he wants to play in the NHL, or he will be torn up like a piece of paper.
- B/R Ticket Guide
Verdict: Pesonen could be a second line wing, but he still has much to improve on.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Led by a stout defense and timely goals by Minard(1), Pigman(8) and PeterGun(17). MAF posted his 2nd shutout of the season and has allowed 1 goal in his last 2 games.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
New Finnish Janne Site (translated)
There are some pictures of young Janne, some pictures of Janne with a shaved head looking alittle like a skin head, and some pictures of Janne singing Karaoke... Check it out...
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tonight, vs Anaheim, Janne is back...FUMT
UPDATE: It seems that Crosby, Talbot, and Dupuis are all out tonight... This could be huge for Janne, as his ice time is slowly getting larger and larger. I wouldn't mind seeing him replace crosby on that top line, Janne - Malkin - Cooke, it may give malkin and cooke somebody to pass to who wil actually shoot the puck... Other than that, Staal - Minard - Janne? I'll post the official lines once they come in...
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Vince's Thoughts: I do think Gogo should be considered expendable, but sadly, other than Whitneys random goal he is the only member of our Defense who is putting up any points... Though I do like Frolov, if this trade happens, we need our offensive defenders to start producing...im looking at you letang...
From the Penguins insider...
Speaking of Pesonen, a funny quote from him today when I asked him about closing in on Minard and Taffe for the team scoring lead. "I'd rather have a great game with no points than a (poor) game with two or three points." Except he didn't say "poor," of course. He said something that rhymes with city. Safe to say he has a good grasp of American slang by now.
Stay tuned people, more to come...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Over at the penguins insisder they posted this little chart which doesn't make satan and shittank look that horrible
|GP G-A Pts||08-09 cap hit|
|Marian Hossa, DET||42 21-21 42||$7.45 million|
|Michael Ryder, BOS||42 17-14 31||$4.0 million|
|Todd Bertuzzi, CAL||40 11-20 31||$1.95 million|
|Markus Naslund, NYR||44 14-14 28||$4.0 million|
|Miroslav Satan, PIT||43 12-14 26||$3.5 million|
|Kristian Huselius, CMB||39 12-13 25||$4.75 million|
|Ryan Malone, TB||33 12-11 23||$4.5 million|
|Pavol Demitra, VAN||34 12-11 23||$4.0 million|
|Niklas Hagman, TOR||38 11-11 22||$3.0 million|
|Andrew Brunette, MIN||41 10-11 21||$2.33 million|
|Ruslan Fedotenko, PIT||39 11-10 21||$2.25 million|
|Cory Stillman, FLA||26 9-10 19||$3.53 million|
|Jason Williams, ATL||41 7-11 18||$2.2 million|
|Owen Nolan, MIN||23 9-5 14||$2.75 million|
|Brian Rolston, NJ||24 7-3 10||$5.06 million|
|Darcy Tucker, COL||31 5-4 9||$2.25 million|
|Radim Vrbata, TB||18 3-3 6||$3.0 million|
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
If you are looking for a scoring wing, maybe Janne Pesonen, maybe time to bring him up and let him play with players who can help him score
Does anybody else think this is getting ridiculous?
Anyways, cooke got the promotion to play with them because Mikey T likes to "shake things up" in a manner that doesn't make sense to anybody...
Due to this announcement, Pesonen and the Pens hereby declares that if BizShitty plays tomorrow against washington and gives lady alex what he has coming to him, we will officially refrain from referring to you as BizShitty...
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Also, with the current woes and with ShitTank out, the Pens are forced to draw from the WBS Penguins for some role players. Currently all WBS players up on the Pens are really contributing nothing, all the while Janne is tearing up the AHL... I would not be suprised to see them call Janne up if they get fed up with any of these players (most likely Minard)... Hopefully if he gets the call he will get some serious time with either the lip or ugly...
Oh and before i forgot...janne hit twine...we all know what that means...
Janne has 6 goals in his last 8 games, plus he is 4 of 6 in shootouts and a 1st and 3rd star in the last two game. Janne is now with 1 point of the team lead.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
The Crunch have scored with 5 secs to go tie the game at 3-3. 3rd star Janne(12) has a PP goal. Anyone who can add to this game post lets hear it.
13:49 Avs (to many men on the ice) Pens PP. Nice pass from the Lip to..Goal!! Ugly(16) , who buries it. we are tied now at 1-1.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Can't keep him down...
All things about Janne aside... Mikey T has to go, we will never win a cup with him at the helm... Even if you like his system, he is like the hockey equivalent of Bill Cowher, even when things are going wrong he never adjusts, just keeps trucking ahead assuming that things will eventually work out...
I'm not sure where to start with yet another collapse. Even a 3 spot last night caused me to feel alittle antsy. Being out shot 30-10 after 2 periods didn't sit well , MAF goaltending didn't sit well, The Pens D being cycled to death as they defended it with their sticks and not their bodies didn't sit well.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Hmm PATP is breaking this before Inside Pittsburgh Sports...hmmm
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
We didn't get to see kids play hockey, we got to see kids to synchronized skating...it was a hoot...
Preparing for a face off...
After the first goal...i was confused, i forgot what it was like to be ahead, i didn't know what to do...
Dude wearing a crosby blue jersey and a dallas cowboy hat...Jersey foul?
We beat atlanta, who the hell cares they suck, we play Nashville...don't get too excited. Next week is a big week, we play Tuesday and Wednesday against Philly and the Caps.... We need to take 2 points straight up in both of those contests...
Rumor has it that ShitTank and Dupuis are both hurt...don't hold your breath on a janne call up, i can see Taffe, Bissonette, Caputi and Minard getting called up before him unfortionatally...
I have some pictures from last nights game i'll post later...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Here at Pesonen and the Pens we will be calling for Mikey T's job, but before you jump on us, we never really liked him and we are not just blaming this entire slump on him. We feel that the system that Mikey T runs is never going to bring us a Stanley Cup, and we are wasting talent by running it. Anyways, right now is the quiet before the storm...if we lose this next game against Atlanta, the Pens Blogosphere might get worse than the LA riots... I would not be suprised to see some call ups if we start really eatin shit here...
I'm sure there are more, but that is what i have for now... Go Pens...
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Meanwhile, from the rumors i have been reading it seems good ol Satan may be on the chopping block here. They are talking about trading for a winger that may be able to make an impact. I say before they do that they try some of these guys in WBS out... between minard, pesonen, and caputi we may have a good temporary asset sitting right under out noses. The other rumor is that Staal may be getting another shot at being a top winger... Streak breaker tomorrow in New York?
BREAKING NEWS: BDZ has been placed on IR NOOOOOOO
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Is it me or are the Capitals quickly becoming the new "Dirty" team of the NHL? If Cumshot and Lady Alex aren't careful somebody is gonna take them out...
Maybe there was something in the air today. The Lip decided against taking a faceoff and bitch slapped the Panther center Mclean. To me it was a chicken shit move by Cindy the Lip, Mclean had no ideal what Lippy Lepew was going to do.
Here at PATP we are quite the dramatic bunch when it comes to pittsburgh sports... Some of it is out of jest, while some of it is the result of a combined 70+ years of pittsburgh sports fandom... Though in the past week some may have labeled our campaign to fire Mikey T and our criticisms of the current state of the Pens to be overly dramatic, at this point I think its' time that we can all press the Panic button... When we go into a game that has "slump buster" written all over it, and get crushed 6-1... Something extreme needs to happen, and I don't think Mikey T can fix it by dishing out a few healthy scratches... Should be interesting to see what happens down the line. I will be in attendance of the Tuesday night game, so maybe i can get upstairs and share a few words with ray ray and Mario...
Here at PATP we are about to give up on the normal Pens and only cover WBS...