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02-11-2013, 11:31 PM
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Willard
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Originally Posted by northernKing View Post
Penner was average tonight IMO. He passed up a very good scoring chance and attempted to make a cross ice path that Gretzky would be hard pressed to complete lol! Also on two seperated occasions did not play the body but instead elected to try and fish out the puck from the opposition. It's hard to watch these types of things when guys like Clifford and Nolan are finishing checks and playing damn good hockey. As for Penners assist on the Stoll goal it was an okay play that was started with Voynov jumping in and making his second great pass of the game!
The thing about getting Penner in there is that the Kings' size, up and down the 4 forward lines is a problem for opponents, just by itself.

The Kings have an ability to grind down and exhaust teams with size, just because of the various big boys in the Kings lineup who can actually skate.

Greene's loss on the back end cut into that advantage, which made the Ellerby pickup a smart, smart move and a very timely move to get back some of the Kings' size factor.

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