Logical/Non-emotional "What's wrong w/Penner?" discussion
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04-20-2011, 09:26 PM
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Bigger, slower, players don't work in the system. Our centers are big and can track the play up the ice. Our forecheck requires speed from the wingers.
Our wingers are expected to go in like cannonballs and hit someone and get the puck.
By the time Poni, Penner, and Frolov get there the play is already by them.
I'm gonna go with DeeMeck. Edmonton was a faster team so the speed of play should help Penner. Anaheim had a faster team as well, he never appeared as slow as he does now. Some players don't like to cycle, they like for the center to do the work while they camp out in front of the net or in the slot. Penner is being directed behind the net into the corners and he probably doesn't like it. I think it could be weak centers as well. The Kings don't have any great passers up front right now, if you view yourself as a shooter this can be very frustrating. I'd bet the majority of times Penner touches the puck he's below the goal line and he doesn't like it.
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