Posted on: November 29, 2008 5:15 pm

Janne Pesonen

When the Penguins first signed Janne Pesonen this offseason, I was excited about what he has the potential to do.  This excitement grew as I saw clips of him on youtube and saw how he was performing in Wilkes/Barre. 

In his first game I saw he was going to play the game on a line with Evgeni Malkin and Petr Sykora.  I had high hopes that he could show why we signed him that game.  He never got the chance.  He played maybe 2 shifts with Geno, and was quickly taken off the line.  He played just under 10 minutes.

Then he just got called up again a few days ago, and saw he was going to play with Malkin again.  I had my doubts about how long he was going to be with Malkin, and they were right.  He barely played with Malkin.  He didn't even get much ice time, only 6 minutes!  If Pesonen is eventually gonna be a top 6 winger for us, why is he not getting any time to get used to the game in the NHL?

This is to you, Therrien.  If your going to play Janne, give him some playing time!  He is a highly talented player and should not wasted like he was last night.

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