I wish the oil would sign him, never know what Eakins could do with him, maybe he motivates him enough and even thugh Penner copped a lot of flak from fans he enjoyed EDM by all accounts. And we could certainly use his size even if he doesn't use it so much.
Top nine of:
Hall - Hopkins - Eberle
Perron - Gagner - Yakupov
Penner - Gordon - Hemsky
There would certainly be plenty of scoring.
I can see him staying on the West coast though. Maybe waiting for a bigger money offer.
We have already replaced his big frame by adding a ton of size AND scoring already this offseason. No reason to bring him back really. We have kids on the farm who are ready to step in and can likely play better in each zone. Love Penner but he played himself off of the team really.
We've added Frattin who is 6'0", and that's it... Where is this "ton" of size you speak of?
His agent said that MacT was not interested in Penner.
That could change, but it's not likely.
The poster you quoted brought up Comrie and Lowe patching things up. That was different. It was over money, and it got personal. Sure, there were other on-ice questions too, but Comrie did play elsewhere, and play well. MacT vs. Penner is more a question of philosophy. MacT wants players who are self-motivated. He hired a coach who uses the phrase "compete level" in every second sentence that comes out of his mouth. Then MacT went out and got Ferrence, Gordon, and Perron, players who are all known for being highly competitive. He doesn't want a guy like Penner. It's too bad; I like Penner and I think he'd fill a hole in the Oilers' roster, but it's clear to me that MacT has zero interest in him. Penner's agent just confirmed that today in his interview, but I think the we knew this already.
I think he would be a solid addition to toronto. Another big body who has won a cup, brings leadership and is familiar with Lupul. I could see the leafs dealing liles than using that money on penner, something like 2 years 8Mil. Toronto IMO needs another forward, whether it be a 2nd liner and puts clarkson on the 3rd line or a 3rd liner and clarkson can play on the 2nd line. With penner I think the lineup would be:
Solid linup that is capable of making the playoffs and perhaps make noice in the playoffs if the defense can play solid. Every line has a shooter and a net presence. That 3rd line could be a very good shutdown line capable of playing against all other teams top lines
Toronto has no cap space. $9.5 million left and they need to sign Kadri, Franson, Gunnarsson, and Fraser. You have to leave some breathing room for injuries through the season, so let's take down to $9 million cap space. You're looking at $2.25 million average for those four RFAs, and I can make arguments for Kadri and Franson making $4+ million each. Toronto is going to struggle to get their RFAs signed, and my bet is that Franson gets traded. You can say trade Liles all you want, but I don't think too many teams are looking to take on that contract.
Good, didn't want him back. In the postseason he elevated his game and was a tank along the boards, but his goal scoring touch is gone and he might be the laziest regular season player I have ever seen.
Bob Stauffer, Oilers insider and personal friends with Penner, said a few days ago that he has offers in the table from 4 teams.
- Obviously LA
- 1 of the teams is Anaheim
- 1 of the teams finished in the top 4 in the Eastern standings (Boston, Pittsburgh, Washington, Montreal). Personally I think Montreal makes the most sense to replace Cole.
- The 4th team made the playoffs
Funny how Stauffer plays these silly games. He obviously knows the 4 teams yet he is compelled to phrase things this way.
They don't need him. I'm fine with Tangradi as #3 LW considering they've got Ladd and Kane in front of him. They've also solidified what was previously a gaping hole at RW. Keep in mind they've got 3 big RFAs to sign that'll take most of their remaining cap space.
La picked up Frattin and with Tanner Pearson pretty much ready for a taste of the nhl ( he did play a playoff game which to me shows that management think hes ready) we no longer need Penner. I will be the first to say thanks for being on the cup winner and all you did while u were here and wish u best in your future indivers
Dean Lombardi -
It’s one of those cap things, and I guess it’s safe to say I have a limited amount of cap space left, and there certainly isn’t going to be enough to – I mean his requirements. I talked to him the other day, and I just told him. I talked to his agent a couple days ago and [said] ‘This is where we’re at. I’ve only got X amount left.’
Dean Lombardi later on -
Penner will be really damn lucky if he gets more than $2M.