I'd probably do it, just to get a different skillset winger, but in my opinion, Penner is the better player. LA utilizes him incorrectly. He has been a pretty consistent, successful goal scorer for the past 5 season before joining this team, I have a feeling he will continue to be after he leaves. He is good defensively, in front of the net, and could probably be re-signed cheaply too.
"I think part of his game is he’s over aggressive at times, which I like. We’ll tame that. I’d rather tame a lion than paint stripes on the kitty cat." - Dean Lombardi discussing Brayden McNabb
Pros: Toronto gets the big forward that they want, and take a flyer on a former 30-goal scorer who looks like he needs a change of scenery.
LA gets a LW to replace Penner, gains a bit more cap flexibility, and MacArthur may fit in better in LA than Penner has. They also take on another year in the contract, but MacArthur can easily be dealt away for a mid-round pick/be used in a trade for a better winger.
Cons: Burke gets reunited with Penner, and during the off-season, Kevin Lowe signs him away from Toronto, causing Lowe-Burke Round II: Electric Boogaloo.
Done! We'll even throw in Azevedo and a 7th as a show of extreme gratitude!!
Last edited by Capn Brown: 01-25-2012 at 09:45 AM.
No. Toronto's "A" game is centered around their speed. Whatever Penner is, he's not a speed, north-south guy. Rather focus on acquiring talent that can play that game, and would rather acquire no one than acquire a bad fit.