Call it pessimistic if you want but it’s time to face reality.
Dustin Penner, a one-time 30 goal scorer, found chemistry with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams upon his arrival to Los Angeles in March of 2010 before Kopitar’s ankle injury was the jumping off point of his descent to healthy scratch/pancake chef.
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The Los Angeles Kings are offering a game-worn Tom Preissing jersey as a reward for anyone with knowledge of Dustin Penner’s whereabouts. Team officials announced this morning that Penner was likely kidnapped Monday, February 28th, a day before he was due to arrive in Los Angeles via trade. In a stunning press conference this morning, General … Read more
By now, we’ve all replayed the Anze Kopitar injury about a million times in our heads already. We’ve wept. We’ve drank our weight in vodka. We’ve kicked holes in our apartment’s walls.
Time for us to get past it and look at the immediate future.
At 6’4″ 245 lbs, Penner is one of the biggest first line wingers in the league. He fills a glaring hole in the left wing rotation and gives Anze Kopitar someone reliable to pass to.
But Penner has provided something that Kings fans have been clamoring for all season: clear cut lines.
So Penner, at 6’4″ 245 pounds, provides even more toughness to an already gritty lineup. But he has mainly been brought in to help with the above-the-line stats on the score-sheet.