Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Back to Business for the Pens?! We're Getting Closer to "Game Time"

[UPDATE to the update] I'd say someone got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning -- touchy, touchy!! As you can see in the comments section of this post, William (I'm assuming he's from TIOPS or someone who holds them "near and dear") did not find my TIOPS / Rossi / Trib-Review ruse accusation very amusing (OR he just doesn't get my sarcastic humor; one or the other) anyway -- he advised me that "it's called being on a press release." I guess I've just been "schooled" -- thanks for the information (you learn something new everyday and I'll be the first one to appreciate that fact)! However, I'm not apologizing for wanting to humor myself on my own blog - thank you VERY MUCH!! Although I will add that my "catch line" of the blog is "Where PASSIONATE Fans Come to Get Their DAILY DOSE!" So I really can't fault William for that and must give him credit - he's passionate (and I know EXACTLY where he's coming from because I am too)!!

[UPDATE] The info has been confirmed by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review!! Hmmm -- could TIOPS be getting information from Rossi OR TIOPS IS ROSSI (or another Trib-Review writer).

Another player I overlooked is Bissonnette -- he also made it past the second cut (another enforcer - MORE good news)!!

According to TIOPS (who also apparently gives away "free candy" since I didn't have to sign up for "Inside Access" to get this bit of information), Pittsburgh cut an additional 13 players from their roster today; however, I haven't been able to confirm this on any other legitimate site / new sources -- not the Penguins webpage, not PPG, or Trib-Review -- no word! So take it for what it is -- some possible information (perhaps they do have an inside source -- I guess we'll see when / if it's officially announced)!!

The roster now stands at 29 players and those that have been assigned to the Penguins AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre / Scranton are the following (according to TIOPS):


  • Kris Beech
  • Ryan Stone
  • Adam Henrich
  • Aaron Boogaard
  • Tim Wallace
  • Jonathan Filewich
  • David Gove
  • Christopher Minard


  • Deryk Engelland
  • T.J. Kemp
  • Ben Lovejoy (this sucks!!)
  • Joey Mormina


  • David Brown

It looks like Pesonen made it past this cut too (it's keeps looking better for Pessi - AWESOME)!!


Life_As_A_Redhead said...

Yea, Pessi, indeed. (Do you hear me "powers that be"? PUT HIM ON CROSBY'S LINE).

William said...

It's called being on a press release stephanie.

Eric K said...

seeing Kris Beech's name on that list is quite possibly the best thing that has happened to me this week. Thanks for the update, hopefully there is an official statement to confirm it soon.

13 days....

Anonymous said...

Free( candy) at TIOPS?? How do You rate sista?

Fresh off the presses:
My own press release said that, TIOPS gets it's press release from the Trib.

Yeah i think alot were secretly pullin for Lovejoy.
But just think about the D that the Baby Pens will have though.

Peso gives me Goosebumps.

Life_As_A_Redhead said...