Originally written on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 12/4/12
With the NHL lockout going on 80-plus days now, NHLers not playing in Europe are looking for ways to fill the hours normally spent on the ice.  L.A. Kings forward Dustin Penner’s lockout endeavors included an interning gig with late night talk show host Conan O’Brien.  Penner did all the normal stuff interns are supposed to do—make photocopies, cook Conan a delicious pie in the break room toaster oven, sweep the office floor, bodycheck fellow employees, drop the gloves when the opportunity arises, scare the bejeesus out of the other interns, and spend the remainder of the day causing generalized mayhem. All in a day’s work for an unemployed hockey player. Penner had this to say about the experience (via The Winnipeg Sun)… “I called my agent, who used to work in Hollywood, and asked if he could find me something to do,” Penner said. “I don’t want to get paid. I’m not looking for a real job. Just something fun, a life experience thing that I can look back at.” “I was just going through the everyday motions of being an intern,” Penner explained. “Sweeping the floor, filling the printer tray with paper — and letting out my aggression on the other interns. “I’m trying to bully my way to the top of the food chain at TBS.” “It was a lot of fun,” he said. “Because I fancy myself as a bit of a comedic enthusiast. I try to find laughter every day.” Sometimes you gotta laugh to keep from crying…just ask the scores of fans of the NHL forced to watch curling instead of their beloved hockey. [H/T to Puck Daddy]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Urban Meyer hints JT Barrett leads Ohio State starting QB competition

Boras: Marlins players are angry Marcell Ozuna is in minors

Report: Chancellor officially holding out of training camp

Cardinals' Jen Welter is 'tired of hearing about Tom Brady's balls'

Sandoval downplays talk about weight, conditioning, defense

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Astros acquire Carlos Gomez from Brewers

Richardson charged for resisting arrest after high-speed chase

Yankees finally get Dustin Ackley

Five most overrated teams in the CFB preseason coaches’ poll

Murphy pulled players to give media ‘something to think about’

Robert Kraft signs fan’s ‘Free Brady’ poster

Twins closer's wife pens essay about Twitter hate he's enduring

Kings set to make Lieberman NBA’s second female coach

Is Julius Randle a star?

Projecting the prospects in the David Price trade

'Miracle on Ice' goalie selling Olympic gear for $5.7 million

Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment in essay

Examining the state of the NFL

Steelers players: Who is Jimmy Garoppolo?

Tigers’ reboot continues, Joakim Soria traded to Pirates

Matthews ‘felt disrespected’ Blazers didn’t try to re-sign him

Cardinals ink billion dollar TV deal from Fox Sports Midwest

Spurs Jesus catches burglar, holds him down for police

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Examining the state of the NFL

Will the Giants end up standing pat?

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Mets still act like a small-market team

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker