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05-09-2009, 04:03 PM
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Drop the Sopel
This could be the case. Players have been known to flourish under some coaches and struggle under others.
On the other hand, Dustin Penner's indifference and laid back attitude is the culture the Oilers are trying to leave behind. If there are any takers I think you'll see Nilsson and Penner shipped out this summer.
I'm also not convinced Penner fits the mold of what Tambellini is looking for. The Oilers do want to get bigger but they also want to get grittier and and harder to play against. Penner only fills one of those criteria.
I would be pretty indefferent if half the stuff MacT spewed about Penner and Nilsson, sometimes completely uncalled for, was said about me.
Size is going to be a premium for the Oilers, and I don't see them giving up on Penner.
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