Penner

 

Fantasy Impact: The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Dustin Penner from the Edmonton Oilers for Colten Teubert, a 2011 first-round draft pick and a conditional third-round pick in 2012 (could be a second).

 

The Kings get: a second-line forward who is huge, but plays soft. He has underrated hands for a big man and is definitely that second-line presense that they needed.

 

The Oilers get: one of the top defensemen prospects out there. Teubert is a big, solid stay-at-home type who is about two years away. They also get two very quality draft picks and shed a ton of salary.

 

Fantasy Players Impacted: Penner will get an immediate look on the first line and if he clicks with Kopitar, he will produce at a career rate. If he doesn't click, then he's back to the second line and will produce as we've already seen in Edmonton. Little risk/high reward. He knocks Brad Richardson down the depth chart.

 

In Edmonton, pick your young winger - Linus Omark, Magnus Paajarvi...more ice time for them. Furthermore, Teubert makes the NHL about a year sooner than he would have in LA.


Fantasy Players this helps, in order:

1. Penner

2. Omark

3. Paajarvi

4. Anze Kopitar


Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:

1. Brad Richardson

2. Ryan Smyth

 

 

 

 

 


Write comment
Comments (8)add comment

Isle B. said:

Isle B.
... This is another team that didn't get it done. The Kings needed a top-shelf offensive player- either Kopitar's go-to winger or a '1A' center. Penner is a nice pickup, and a huge upgrade over Sturm, but I don't think adding him fully addresses this team's biggest problem: they simply lack the talent up front to match the top teams in the conference like Vancouver and Detroit.
March 01, 2011
Votes: +0

josh said:

braaksma
Sausage So your predicting a hot start which i do agree with. Most star players will have a hot start with a new team bu do you really think he will only get 6 points in 15 games??? I mean come on that is god awful. Check his games log. Hasn't had a stretch that bad all year.. and with Anze putting up the points per game he is he's gotta at least bank a few off Penner's a$$ no?? I hate to say it but just because Penner didn't produce enough to justify his salary doesn't mean he isn't a solid player. I mean who is going to say no to that type of money?? Effort is a huge factor but don't you feel that he will receive a shot in the arm joining a team in the middle of one of the most crazy playoff races in recent memory?? Remember how hard he was trying when he was with the ducks??
February 28, 2011
Votes: +1

Mr Sausage said:

Mr_Sausage
@Josh I think he will have a fruitful first 5 game Josh. But after that he will return to the Dustin Penner of old. The Kings have much more depth than the Oilers so if he plays his usual invisible act he gets demoted to the 3rd line. On the Oilers they needed him on the top 2 lines as they have no one else but rookies at the moment. I have watched Dustin Penner(closely)for 3 years now I've seen his peak. I think your projection 22pts in his last 20 games are greatly exaggerated. Those are Kopitaresque numbers and Penner certainly isn't no Kopitar. I just think he stays at his current pace. A player who has the skill set for 65-75pts but the willingness to work for 55-65pts. The last 20 games I see a 7g/5a type production with 6 of those points in the first 5 games. Just too many years of watching him Josh and seeing his work ethic to believe he will change is ways.
February 28, 2011
Votes: +0

Ron Burgundy said:

Ron Burgundy
... Mixed feelings on this - love the cap room, love the room for rooks, love the picks, and with Marincin and Plante already in the pipeline and Whitney and Peckham (and maybe Smid?) here for years, if Teubert is any good our D is going to push people around.

However, unlike other Oiler fans I have been a fan of the D-train for a while now - even at his admittedly lackadaisical effort levels (the appearance of which are sometimes deceiving among big men - see Pronger, Chris) he is an underrated piece of the team that will not be immediately replaced. Plus, although this is cliche, he was great in the room. I think he will do well in LA.

@fzusher - great point! BPA is now a real option.
February 28, 2011
Votes: +0

josh said:

braaksma
Mr, Sausage How can you say Penner won't pick up his scoring??? Playing with the talented Slovenian Kopitar is a huge huge upgrade over playing with Hemsky, Horcoff, Gagner or any of the Oiler forwards for that matter. Last 20 games i expect something like 12g 10a +5 with LA making a playoff push.. Makes a difference on the power-play too for La which is only clicking at 17%(19th)
February 28, 2011
Votes: +0

Mr Sausage said:

Mr_Sausage
Penner As an Oiler fan I am absolutely ecstatic that they traded this big soft underachieving player. This was an awful, awful, awful signing by Lowe and I'm glad Tambellini cleaned it up. I'm not saying it was awful because of the last 3 years. As soon as Lowe made the offer to Penner I was disgusted. I really don't see Penner picking up the scoring. He had every opportunity in Edmonton to showcase his talents with Hemsky/Horcoff, Gagner/Hemsky and he never panned out. He plays just way too soft. You might seen the typical 5 game hot streak with the new team but he will revert to his old ways. Leopards don't change their spots and neither will he. He will forever be a 60pt player who teases you once every 8 games with his talent.
February 28, 2011
Votes: +0

fzusher said:

fzusher
Huge implications for the 2011 draft With Teubert in the system and an additional 1st rounder the Oil no longer need to choose between drafting a D and drafting a C. Ryan Nugent Hopkins, welcome to Edmonton.
February 28, 2011
Votes: +1

DuklaNation said:

DuklaNation
... Relatively speaking, this helps Paajarvi the most. It opens up a top 6 wing position for him finally.
February 28, 2011
Votes: +0
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

busy