Leafs Talk: Should the Leafs Try to Acquire Power Forward Dustin Penner?

November 23rd, 2010 by Brad LeClair Leave a reply »
According the the Edmonton Journal, the Oilers may be looking to trade left winger Dustin Penner and his $4.25 million contract.

While the Oilers are not in any financial trouble—they have about $13 million in cap space, however they still have defenseman Sheldon Souray in the AHL—the club may be looking to trim some salary off their books.

Currently this season Penner has seven goals and four assists for 11 points in 19 games. While they are not eye-popping numbers, his goal totals will still put him in a tie with Clarke MacArthur and Nikolai Kulemin for second on the team.

Now while the Leafs have not been rumored to be in the early hunt for Penner, he should at least be on the team's radar if the price is right.

Early rumors report the Los Angeles Kings being interested in the hulking winger. Talk around the league is the Oilers would be looking for a top prospect in return for Penner. Colton Teubert, Brandon Kozun, Slava Voinov or Thomas Hickey I'm sure would be a starting point in the Kings/Oilers trade talks.

The Oilers boast some of the best young forwards in the league right now with Taylor Hall, Magnus ...

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