#3 Kings @ Kovalchuk (Devils) 10/13/11 - POST GAME THOUGHTS & TIDBITS
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10-13-2011, 10:51 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: stuck in the middle
where is all the "he's got a burst of speed he didn't have last season" I keep hearing when it comes to Penner. Fox was commenting on it before the game. I'm sorry Jim but I don't see it. to me he still always is in cruise control and when his feet are moving it looks more laborious than Luc skating.
the guy reminds me of all the big guys i played with over the years that were good because they had size/space over most other players on the ice. they relied on their bigger body for position, but you could usually beat them because of hustle and speed. his charging penalty was the hardest he skated all night.
after one game i still see the same guy coasting on the backside fringe of the play, just waiting for a turnover or a feed. he still needs to create chances, which i saw none of tonight.
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