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08-02-2007, 04:11 PM
Ducks tank is on!
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Originally Posted by Ducksforcup View Post
We actually gave up a third in that deal, not a second.
Yup, 3rd. Apparently I'm also counted in "people" who "forgot." D'oh.

Originally Posted by iLau View Post
Pretty much, I don't know if he'll fit in Edmonton's system.

This actually reminds me a lot of Lupul when he was traded to Edmonton and all of their fans on their board were really excited and had a lot of high expectations. Fans were already placing him on their current line system just to see him struggle through out the season.
Penner won't fail like Lupul did, he a) won't have as much pressure on him (being hometown and an owner's relative) and b) he seems less phased by pressure.

But there is certainly a huge parallel in how some Oilers fans expect him to do so well immediately. He may succeed in Edmonton, just expect some growing pains and adjustment time. Of course hopefully he does fail miserably this year because our first round pick is riding on it. And beware that your players and system won't fit him very well in the beginning.

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