Penner returns to the OC, shares his plans for Doughty


Earlier in the day on Tuesday, we heard from two of Dustin Penner’s former Ducks teammates – who, naturally, had plenty to say about the big left wing. Then, following the night cap in Anaheim, Washington’s newest player checked in with MayorsManor, fresh off the Capital’s 3-2 win at the Honda Center. Here’s what he had to say…

- On who had more at stake against their former teams:

“There’s no shot Bruce [Boudreau] had more money on the board than I did.”

- On fitting in with his new team:

“It’s been a new situation for me. I’ve been traded before and been on different teams and there’s always an adjustment period and the guys that have already been here before I got there, they built that trust with Oatesy [coach Adam Oates].  Whatever ice time I get, I try and contribute in the best way possible at that time. Whether it’s in a fourth-line situation or the power play, it’s just playing smart and bringing the leadership that I’ve obtained over the years playing.”

- On his roughly nine minutes of playing time tonight, was that what he expected coming in:

“I think he’s resting me for L.A.”

- On if Thursday’s game in L.A. still means something to him, considering he already played the Kings earlier this season:

“I haven’t even been back to Staples yet I don’t think for a regular season game. Dodger game? [MM: You're right, you haven’t been back yet] It’s an expensive trip for me. I had over a hundred tickets for today. I’m going to have to knock it down a bit for L.A., I think.  But, it will be nice to go back into that building. [MM: What about the reception?] I don’t think there will be as many boos as if I was in a Duck uniform. Roughly, the 10 tickets I get, those people will be cheering for me. [MM: Maybe you need to up the number then, not scale it back.] No, I had enough to cover the spread, cover the over for the next week here tonight.”

- Given his love for chirping Corey Perry in the past, was there anything going on tonight:

“No, not between me and Perry. A few of the other guys. [Getzlaf?] Yeah chirped Getz, I said, ‘Stop picking on the Euros!’ I asked Palmieri if he ever thought about trimming his eyebrows. [MM: That's rich coming from the hairiest guy in the room.] You’re wrong, he’s the hairiest guy.”

- On Luca Sbisa calling him ‘fatty’ in a MayorsManor interview earlier in the day:

“Yeah, it’s just jealousy; it’s a really stinky cologne.”

- On playing in the Eastern Conference, and if it really is that different:

“It is. It’s a tad bit more wide open. It’s a high scoring game too. The first game I played was in Philly, and we were down 4-0, and we scored four goals and made it a 5-4, 6-4 game. It ended up being in their favor, but that’s more of the norm out there, where teams can come back. Out west, I think it’s a little tighter.”

- On if Western Conference hockey is more suited to his style of game:

“I’d like to think hockey is conducive to my hockey game. It doesn’t matter where I play, the NHL is made up of 30 teams. I haven’t played in the east long enough to know, but I’ve done pretty well out west and hopefully I can play the same type of hockey out here.”

- On what he has in store for Drew Doughty on Thursday:

“[chuckles] Hopefully I get out there against him. I’ll probably try and run him, slash him a few times and then chirp his facial hair.”

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  1. Gotta love his sense of humor. Glad he is gone from the Kings as his play was frustrating to watch. Anybody got any insight on who, ( top pairing defenseman) DL will go after this off season? This is a glaring need. Are the Kings going to transition from stay at home slug/banger type or transition to the puck moving more fleet of foot type (chicago style)?

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