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05-23-2012, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Talks to Goalposts View Post
They're not talking about him leading the team like he did in Edmonton but filling in the gapping hole the team has on wing after trading Cammalleri and Kostitsyn. Penner's average level of play is more than adequate to do that being somewhat intermediary between 13 and 46 as a player.

People are reading a bit to much into his failures on a completely dysfunctional LA offense this season. Playoff Penner is much closer than what you typically get from him than his regular season.
It's the same thing every postseason. There's a player that plays beyond expectations and everyone completely ignores the player he really is. This player goes on to sign a contract and not live up to the money they are earning. Just like Joel Ward last season.

It's an idiotic way to build a team, trying to outbid other desperate and clouded teams for an average player.

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