Found September 25, 2013 on
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Few players in this league have been more polarizing than Penner, whose 6-foot-4, 242-pound frame and soft hands scream top-six power forward. His terrific play during both the Ducks’ 2007 Cup run and the Kings’ 2011 title campaign -- as well as his 32-goal campaign with the Oilers in 2009-10 -- reminded you of just how good he can be. But then came the dip last season, which opens the door for his harshest critics to come down on him.
Sometimes it’s important to remember the guy wasn’t ever drafted, signed out of college as a free agent by Anaheim in May 2004. So maybe some people have just expected too much out of him all along.
Regardless, Penner has obviously heard it all.
"I find it pretty comical,” said Penner. "People seem to forget where I came from. I’ve had a pretty eventful career to say the least, both positively and negatively. What people say about me in the hockey world isn’t going to change how I feel about...
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Shea Theodore has had a pretty darn good training camp. So much so that the Anaheim Ducks rewarded their first-round pick with a shiny new three-year entry level contract.
Anaheim made the official announcement today.
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