PenguinHockeyFanatic wrote:Why So Serious? wrote:PenguinHockeyFanatic wrote:malkins-shoulder wrote:Many people are saying that J Pesonen is a hit or miss signing. Meaning either forty goal scorer
In one season or 4 seasons?
I still don't understand why you are all over this kid. You haven't even seen him play an NHL game yet and you are just reeling off criticism on him. Give the guy a chance and see what he can do before hurling off ridiculous remarks about someone who hasn't even stepped on NHL ice. It just sounds to me that you are rooting against Pesonen more than hoping he can crack the opening day lineup. I, for one, will be rooting for him all the way. I want to see a nice NHL story forming in Janne Pesonen. A guy whose been given an opportunity to play in the NHL and exceeding all expectations would make for a great story in the NHL this season.
Has Sidney Crosby ever scored 40 goals in a season? Nope. It just makes me laugh at the hype this man (26 is not a kid anymore) is getting. It makes ZERO sense to even pretend that 40 goals is possible.
Your criticism of Pesonen goes beyond the statement that he's a 40 goal scorer or bust. You have criticized him at every opportunity you can. Anytime his name is brought up, you find some uncreative witty way to shoot him down. I never said he is going to score 40 goals, but it's also not far out of the realm of possibliites that the guy can put up reasonable numbers, such as 20-25 goals. And if that can happen, it could really help the team offensively. One thing you, in particular, have to understand, is that Janne Pesonen is a low risk high reward signing. If he doesn't impress in camp and preseason, hes going back to Finland. And if he does impress in camp and preseason, he could potentially see reaosnable playing time along Sid or Geno. And any extra offensive punch is good and if he can give us a reasonable season with reasonable numbers, you will be the first one to praise him. I'm hoping for nothing but the best for Pesonen and I really really do hope he finds a way to crack the lineup. And even comparing him to Sid at this point is absolutely nonsensical and ridiculous. That comparison is even more absurd than some of the crazy things that you think other people are saying about Pesonen.