- I just don't really like Penner, mainly because he used to be a Duck and won a Cup with them
- I was worried the trade would involve Wayne Simmonds
Now that I've had a couple days to reflect on the trade and digest all the analysis from various "experts" I'm slowly accepting the fact that shortly I will be rooting for Dustin Penner. So let's look at the positives of this trade:
- The Kings finally get the sacred Left Winger they've been seeking all season long. Marco Sturm was definitely not the answer. Obvi. Hey Capitals, have fun with him.
- No active roster players were sent packing #waynesimmondsisawesome
- Penner has one more year left on his contract so he's not a rental for just a couple months
- Braaaayyyyyden Schenn is still in the Kings organization
- We could get to hear Penner give some great interviews
- He's easy on the eyes and now I can embarrass myself as I behave like a 13 year old fangirl by saying "PENNERSQUEE!!!"
These photos of Penner were taken way back in 2007. I felt compelled to take them as Finny (a Ducks fan) of Girl with a Puck was giddy with excitement at seeing Penner.
I make no promise that I won't take another photo of his derrière in a Kings jersey, but I do promise that I won't complain about him unless he goes goalless in the next 19 games. I'm anxious to see him play alongside Anze Kopitar because I think we can all agree that Brad Richardson just ain't doin' it.