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08-24-2008, 04:00 PM
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Atheletisism aside, both Penner and Buff play the same game. Big guys, dominate down low and have soft hands. Byfuglien just seems more interesting because of switch to forward from D. Penner upside is 30-35 goals 30-35 assists.
Both suffer from weight issues, but if I had to choose between the two I'd take your guy, but not at the expense of Gilbert that's for sure.
All in all. The trade proposal does nothing for the Hawks or the Oil so a pass from me as well.
I'm not sure I agree that they play the same style of game. Buff isn't as good in the corners as Penner and doesn't have as much experience in front of the net yet. But Buff carries the puck much better than Penner does IMO. He has a lot of the skills that some smaller, finesse type players have while adding a lot of power forward elements also to his game. You don't usually see 240 pound guys finessing the puck into the zone and carrying it a lot like Buff does.
This trade, like so many others here, will never happen because both teams have a gem of a player and want to see how they develop.
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