Love Penner. Could be a good move for the Ducks, they have a lot of smallish speedy forwards (Cogliano, Etem, Silfverberg, Palmieri, Bonino), Penner adds some size and is a lesser version of Bobby Ryan. Nothing wrong with this move. Plus, you know he'll be up for all the games against the Kings.
Silfverberg isn't small or speedy (he is a good skater though).
Ducks can slot Penner throughout the top-nine, depending on how he performs. 2M isn't a burden and one year means they're not committed to him if he doesn't perform and he has incentive to prove he's still valuable in the NHL. He could potentially fit well on the top line as people have said, but won't be a burden if he ends up playing in the middle-six with some PP time either. Good signing.
He'll probably produce more, I am sure he will be given more offensive opportunity than he was in LA. I know he didn't want to leave the area, so kudos to him in accomplishing that.
"It has not been a good day. I lost my glasses early this morning and I had to go buy a pair of 79 dollar reading glasses today. 79 bucks. You can literally get them at Costco, three-for-20." - Darryl Sutter's response to going up 2-0 in the series.
I don't mind Penner back. Low risk. What I hate as a Ducks fan is this all but assures the Ducks are content with their center situation which I completely disagree with. Would have much rather had Grabovski personally.