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07-12-2013, 06:55 PM
Panda Bear
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Originally Posted by Hockey Buddha View Post
I disagree on the Penner trade, as I think that Klefbom is a decent return on Penner imo. The Oilers don't need veteran players in the line up who don't compete on a nightly basis. Penner is merely a luxury for teams with enough talent to get into the playoffs without him busting his hump during the regular season. The Oilers are not that team.
We probably would've wound up with Klefbom anyway if we had traded Hemsky.

Penner competed just as frequently as Hemsky, but at least when he wasn't "in" the game, he was reliable defensively.

Penner-now may be a luxury player but Penner-then wasn't.

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