I agree that Minard played a good 'first' game. He did a pretty good job fitting in, did find some seams, and made a couple nice plays. There weren't any large mistakes but played a pretty good 3rd line game, just like we know he and Taffe can do. Peso was disappointing, mainly because he had no chance. Talbot played his first game at center in a long time and Goddard obviously got shook up when he fell down against the boards early on, this was one of his worst games so far.
Pesonen didn't do anything flashy, but how can you playing under 6 minutes and being on Goddard's line? He hasn't played 'poorly' from what I've seen. He's drawn a couple penalties, stolen some pucks and hustled, while only seeing limited time. I was fan for letting him try up top, but Dupuis has been working his tail off since being sent to the basement and is playing very well with sid. Tank is also looking good with Malkin and Syko. Would have liked to see him try it out with Cookie and Staal, but it didn't happen.
Unless there is an injury to either Tank, Syko or Satan, I don't see Peso getting a real shot in the near future. But that's okay. He can spend the time figuring out the NHL game in the minors, come up when he's needed, and then earn that spot next year if Shero sees fit. Minard is a good replacement for Kennedy, though I think Connor James could fit in there real well too.
Oh well. That's plenty long for this thread.