Ottawa Senators defenseman injures himself in odd way

The NHL season is a long one and guys are bound to get hurt. It’s just the nature of the game. Heck, some guys even get hurt in mysterious ways. Remember when Dustin Penner of the Los Angeles Kings famously hurt his back while eating pancakes? Or when Craig Anderson hurt himself cutting chicken? Well Anderson can definitely sympathize with teammate Mark Borowiecki. The Ottawa...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Washington Capitals capsule

WASHINGTON CAPITALS LAST SEASON: 38-30-14, 90 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing ninth in the Eastern Conference. COACH: Barry Trotz, 1st season with Capitals; 16th overall in NHL, 557-479-60-100. ADDED: Trotz, GM Brian MacLellan, D Brooks Orpik, D Matt Niskanen, G Justin Peters. LOST: Coach Adam Oates, GM George McPhee, C Mikhail Grabovski, LW Dustin Penner, G Jaroslav Halak...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Season Preview: @kjcmalakai The Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals Season PreviewBy: Ken Clawson (twitter @kjcmalakai)Ken is my old high school friend, college roommate and friend of the site. He lives in the DC area and begrudgingly has assimilated some Capitals knowledge and has been kind enough to share some thoughts for the upcoming season. Give him a follow on twitter from the handle above.Losses: Dustin Penner, Mikhail...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Encouraging Signs from Capitals Pre-Deadline Day

Dustin Penner sent the Kings to the 2012 Final with this goal. (TheScore) Tuesday was an eventful day for the Washington Capitals, with General Manager George McPhee making two trades.  In the afternoon, he acquired left wing Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a fourth round draft pick.  Then, later in the evening, he was able to get rid of the Martin Erat disaster...
Via Rock the Red
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Washington Capitals

Last year: 38-30-14, fifth in the Metro Division. Missed the postseason by three points. Key additions: Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik, Justin Peters Key subtractions: Mikhail Grabovski, Jaroslav Halak, Michal Neuvirth, Dustin Penner (likely) Franchise direction: Like the rival Penguins, Washington chose to make major changes in the front office over overhauling its roster. In...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A Huge Year ahead for the New York Rangers

  In additional news, the huge Dustin Penner would be a good fit for the Rangers. That would be a huge acquisition for the Rangers. Huge.
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss


Dustin Penner. Age 31, Height 6’4, Weight 247lbs Last seen: Washington DC Pertinent information: Penner has not been heard of this off season after leaving the Washington Capitals. Has a somewhat checkered history with contract negotiations, but can be lured practically anywhere (Edmonton, for example) with a little bit of cash. Enjoys pancakes. Devin Charlie Kenichi Setoguchi...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindberg Hoping Offseason Work Pays Off

This offseason, I’ve been posting a lot about reclamation projects the Rangers might be interested in offering a one-year, low cost contract in an effort remain competitive while staying under the cap. Acquiring a David Booth, Devin Setoguchi or Dustin Penner on a cap friendly deal seemingly bares no risk, but it’s always a gamble when trying to turn a lemon into the lemonade...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Draft Snapshots 21-25

Follow me @IanEsplen for all thing Flames and the NHL draft.   Before I get into the blog today, I like to take a chance for a little shameless promotion of a story that myself and another journalist did for the Calgary Journal. CLICK HERE to see our video and story that we did on an openly gay rec hockey player. I think it's the best story I've ever been involved with, but...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals part ways with George McPhee, fire Adam Oates

The Washington Capitals announced Saturday morning that coach Adam Oates and general manager George McPhee will not be back next season.  The Capitals will not renew McPhee’s contract and have fired Oates after the team failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. “George has been a terrific, longtime executive for our franchise, and I’m grateful for his...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Green On The Trade Block?

     After the implosion that was the end of the Capitals season the rumors are starting to heat up regarding more than a few of the players. I've seen mention of Mike Green, Alex Ovechkin (repeatedly), Mikhail Grabovski, Dustin "Pancakes" Penner, and Jaroslav Halak most notably.       Everyone knows what this team needs moving forward to compete, and that is a top 4 shut...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Encouraging Signs from Capitals Pre-Deadline Day

Dustin Penner sent the Kings to the 2012 Final with this goal. (TheScore) Tuesday was an eventful day for the Washington Capitals, with General Manager George McPhee making two trades.  In the afternoon, he acquired left wing Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a fourth round draft pick.  Then, later in the evening, he was able to get rid of the Martin Erat disaster...
Via Rock the Red
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Anze Kopitar awkwardly describes goal

That was a nice "goal" @AnzeKopitar … http://t.co/izbRah3IA7 #KOPI — Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) March 28, 2014
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals-Ducks: What to watch for tonight on Prime Ticket

The Pacific Division-leading Ducks return to Anaheim for one-game homestand vs. Capitals (and ex-Duck Dustin Penner) starting at 6:30 p.m. on Prime Ticket.
Via FOXSports.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll: What Was the Best Trade in Caps History?

How does this year's acquisition of Dustin Penner and Jaroslav Halak stack up to past Caps moves?
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

which way is upstairs?

Okay you'll have to forgive me.  This is the second time that I've missed part of the first period because I literally had no idea what time it was.  This time it was important though.  I was giving my cat a bath. And I also managed to miss three ******* goals?  What universe is this? TYPICAL Chris Kunitz scored a big goal as he is wont to do.  45 seconds in.  It...
Via Puck Huffers
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner Stranded With Groceries, Asks Fans To Give Him Ride Home (Photos)

Following his Tuesday trade from the Anaheim Ducks, Washington Capitals forward Dustin Penner is already making an impression with his new fans. Penner sent out a SOS message to his Twitter followers on Friday night, saying that he was stranded at the grocery store without a ride home. The 31-year-old begged his fans in the Twitterverse to give him a ride home in exchange for tickets...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner uses Twitter to hitch ride home from fan

Photo Credit: SI.com/AP Dustin Penner was just dealt to the Washington Capitals at the NHL trade deadline on Wednesday. Moving from Anaheim to Washington D.C. is no easy task, let alone doing it in just a few days and between games. Penner took to twitter in asking for help getting back to his new place:   Want 2 tickets to my first @washcaps home game.Come pick me up at the grocery...
Via DC Sports-Kings
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner becomes latest athlete to bum a ride from fans

Dustin Penner has become the latest professional athlete to bum a ride from fans, scooping a lift from one Capitals follower.
Via Gamedayr
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner, Jaroslav Halak go to Washington

Dustin Penner's second tour of duty with the Anaheim Ducks was cut short when they traded him to Washington for a fourth-round pick in July's draft. Penner joins a Capitals team looking to make a hard playoff push, with newly acquired netminder Jaroslav Halak in tow and with Evgeny Kuznetsov on his way, the Caps look primed.By s.yume via Wikimedia CommonsSpeaking of Halak, the Caps...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/7/14

The Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament is currently on going, if you wanted to see a bunch of future NHL prospects. The Top Line The Sharks came back to defeat the Penguins last night, which is exactly how it works in nature. NBC, NHL.com, The Local Take #1, The Local Take #2   Scoreboard Boston 3, Washington 0 - Dustin Penner is meaningless. ...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Aftermath: Ducks general manager Bob Murray miffed at prices

The National Hockey League trade deadline has come and gone, but the fall out continues to fester. Ducks general manager Bob Murray is miffed at not being able to acquire a front line forward, even though there were a number of them, that were supposedly in play.Murray had set himself up to acquire a scoring forward by moving Dustin Penner, the day before the deadline, and put serious...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins vs Capitals: no Meszaros tonight

The Bruins are at home tonight to play the Washington Capitals who made some big moves at the deadline. The Capitals acquired goalie Jaroslav Halak from the Sabres and Dustin Penner from the Ducks. The Bruins acquired Andrej Meszaros who wont be making his Bruins debut tonight. The Capitals are coming off of a 6-4 loss to the Flyers in a scrum of a game. Holtby was pulled after four...
Via BruinsLife
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/6/14

Yesterday was fun, huh? Unless you are an Islanders fan, I suppose. The Top Line Let's grade those trades! NBC Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, TSN, Fox   Scoreboard Toronto 3, New York 2 (OT) - Martin St. Louis was clearly not enough. Philadelphia 6, Washington 4 - The Flyers nabbed two goals from Calude Giroux and Jakub Voracek Calgary...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner asks President Obama if he can stay at White House

Dustin Penner was traded the night before the cap deadline, going from the Anaheim Ducks to the Washington Capitals. Penner didn’t have anywhere to stay on such short notice, so being the beauty that he is, he tweeted at President Barack Obama to see if he could stay there. .@BarackObama hey i know this is last minute & I hate asking on such short notice but can I crash for...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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