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Looking At The Dustin Penner Season

from David Staples of The Cult of Hockey,

(Dustin) Penner has been on a terrible run of games, similar to a few bad runs he had last season where he would disappear for weeks at a time. When we last saw Penner, before he was banished to the press box on Saturday, tiny Alexander Steen of the Leafs had blasted the 6-foot, 4-inch, 240-pound Oilers forward right off the puck, as if Penner were Tara Lipinski.

It would be hard for MacTavish to get any greyer than he is, so we’ll have to say that this is the kind of play that will make the Oilers coach go bald.

All that said, Penner wasn’t exactly set up for success this season. If he wanted to nurse feelings that the coach has had it in for him this season, there would be some justification.

For instance:

- Before the season began, the Oilers brought in Erik Cole to take Penner’s place on the first line with Ales Hemsky and Shawn Horcoff. That didn’t work out for Cole, Hemsky or Horcoff, who completely failed to click.

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