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01-17-2012, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Asamu View Post
I was checking Penner's stats lately and I have a question for you guys: is he playing on the 4th line?

And according to you, what happened to that goal scorer we used to fear from Anaheim and Edmonton?
He spent some time on the third line with Murray, but most of his play has been on the second line, a little bit on the first. Early on he had looked disinterested and sluggish. He still does at times, but has been a lot better for a good amount this season.

It's debatable over why he isn't producing. Personally, I think he is being utilized incorrectly. He has always been someone that scores goals around the net and by driving to the net, but he has been more of a perimeter player in LA, working and sniping along the boards.

I think if we plant him in front of he net like Smyth was in the past, his numbers would rebound. He has been a proven goal scorer throughout his entire career in both Anaheim and Edmonton, especially when Edmonton was the worst team in the league... The problem isn't entirely Penner's, we need to re-assess our strategy with him.

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