Dustin Penner's Calder chances?

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Randall Graves*, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. What do you guys think?

    I am sure Malkin is the heavy favorite followed by Brule and O'Sullivan, but I'm thinking Penner could sneak up and get alot of votes. He dominated the AHL and in the playoffs played exceptional.

    I think he has the potential to have a big year if he plays on a scoring line and picks up his physical game.
     
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    Sounds like a pretty good number.

    I'll agree.
     
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    I sincerely doubt that he'll even be a Calder finalist.
     
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    He's a big boy and has some great hands. I don't see him winning it but I don't think it's far-fetched to say top-5.
     
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    If he replaces Kunitz on the top line with McDonald and Selanne, he could be a Calder candidate. However, it will be hard to win the trophy against a more talented Brule (with Nash as a linemate), Malkin's mega talent, and Toivonen leading a rejuvinated Boston. Patrick O'Sullivan is in a similar boat as Penner where their ability to win the trophy will be tied with who their linemates are, as opposed to the other three players who could win it on their own.
     
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    Agree with this post.
     
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    If Malkin Doesn't Come Over, He will definately be a candidate.. but even then probably only a 3% chance or something.

    Keep in mind stars like Brule, Kopitar, Bourdon, Staal, Harding... will be entering the league.. And many many very good players, and darkhorses. It wont be easy at all to get the calder. If Malkin Comes to the NHL, Id put his odds at very slim... to Zero.
     
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    You can rule alot of those guys out though. Harding will be backing up Fernandez, Staal and Bourdon will likely only be 3rd pairing guys. They would have to have huge seasons to be in consideration. Kopitar has yet to even make the team so he's a question mark. At this point, it's Malkin's to lose, although I don't think it's a slam dunk like everyone seems to think. Everyone is assuming he makes a seamless transition to the NHL, nothing is certain there. He could have a big year, he could also struggle. People should have learned by now that when it comes to the Calder, there are always players that come from out of nowhere to have big rookie years. I don't see this year as being any different. Someone will fly under the radar and put up a nice season. At this point, I can't make a prediction on who will win. Malkin is the glamour choice, but I honestly don't see him winning it. If anything, my money is on Toivonen right now or Brule.
     
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    Somewhere between 0 and 1%.

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  13. If Malkin comes over 0% unless he gets hurt. I would guess no one will be within 40 points of the guy. The only one I would even semi consider would be Brule but I just don't think he will get the minutes.

    Pens are still kind of sad - so with Malkins PK ability - I would not be suprised if he plays 5 more minutes per game then Crosby & Ovechkin.
     
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    This Penner kid can put the puck in the net. He's a physical monster....who would you compare him to?

    His skating is dreadful, I'd say a Dave Andreychuk. Lots of his goals are just bang in's, in front of the net.

    What numbers do you see him maxxing out at?
     
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    I say he'll end up finishing 4th or 5th in voting.
     
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    As good as anyone that isnt named Malkin that will be entering the league. My money is on an older european that comes in and makes a direct impact. Ala Alfredsson, Nabokov, Hejduk etc.
     
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    I wouldn't say dreadful. In fact, for a guy his size he seems to move pretty well.
     
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    As a Jackets fan i gotta say that Brule is the favourite. He'll be centering Nash and Vyborny, whereas Malkin will probably have Recchi and Ekman as his wingers.

    Penner could be the surprise finalist, but he really doesn't stand a huge chance IMO.

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    Not what from I've seen. Almost Dingman-like skating.
     
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    isn't penner ineligible because he has 32gp?
     
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    Heck, if he play's like he did during the playoffs he'll have an excellent chance. However, I guess that's the question, is the player we saw for a short period the real deal?
     
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    I don't know what you saw.

    mmbt is correct. For a big man, Penner moves pretty well.

    Just another note -- Most of Penner's goals HAVE NOT come from just in front of the net, he's been scoring more from around the circles on nice shots. Everyone in the Ducks org. would like to see him set up shop in front of the net more often.
     
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    He has 19 regular season games, he is eligible.
     
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    Not real good at all. Still think he will be a strong player but I bet there will be some better candidates. Sort of like Petr Prucha or Jeff Carter last year who did well but were nowhere in the running.
     
  25. His skating is not dreadful..he is actually pretty quick for his size, it's his first step acceleration that needs work. He has a slap shot that clocks in over 100 MPH, as well as a quick accurate wrister..not too mention some very nice playmaking ability(ask Joffrey Lupul)
     

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