Old Time Hockey wrote:Send down Pesonen and call Minard up too. Pesonen is no where near ready to play in the NHL.
And you based your conclusion on the entire 6 minutes of ice time he was given tonight on the fourth line? And Gogo and Letang are playing poorly? Sorry but posts like this make me wanna puke.
The Sabres are a solid team and work as hard or harder than any team in the league. And go figure Ruff lights a fire under Afinogenov's butt by calling him out. As he turns in an effort that if he played like that every night he'd be making 5-6-7 million per easy.
Reality: The Pens lost a tough road game. Against a solid goalie. With a rookie in net(who made three spectacular saves by the way). They are now 8-2-1 in November.
Yeah wake up RS. Fire MT, and trade everyone.... ugh.
Look, Pesonen has played about 15 minutes of hockey in the nhl... and Letang and Goligoski are young enough to be my kids! You cant expect these BOYS to be Bobby Orr, Nik Lidstrom. And so what if Pesonen isnt turning the league upside down like Teemu Selanne did in Winnipeg. His playing allowed MT to send a message to Fedotenko by scratching him. That alone was worth it.
Back to our young dmen... I'll simply remind all of a quote that Scotty Bowman said last year:
"A lot of people maybe haven't said it," Bowman said at the time, "but I think they had a big change when they got Letang in the lineup."
But what does that bum Scotty Bowman know?!?!?! LOL