Thread: Kings News: Penner re-signs [1 yr, $3.25M]
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07-04-2012, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Sydor25 View Post
If those are your expectations, then you are going to be pissed most of the season. The Kings aren't built to get 25 goals and 50 points from their 2nd/3rd line LWs. 15 goals and 35 points would be more realistic. The Kings are not going to be a top 5 offense for 82 games. Closer to 10th-15th overall, around 2.7 goals per game.
Frankly, I don't see the points being a problem at all. He scored at a 45 point pace in the playoffs, and that was against the top three seeds in the West, as well as the Devils. If he keeps bringing it at that level in the regular season he'll score at a 50 point pace.

The goals may not be as easy to come by, but he's done it in the past and really, outside of last season, he's been a consistent 20 goal threat. I highly doubt DL brings Penner back with the expectations that 15 goals and 35 points is good enough for someone with that size and talent.

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