Penner vs. Boyle

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  1. 190Octane

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    Dustin Penner v. Brian Boyle.

    Who do you think will have the better career?

    The who would you take now question is kind of redundant considering Boyle is still in college and Penner is contributing to his NHL team currently.
     
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    Penner is the safer bet but Boyle has a higher ceiling. Literally higher ceiling at 6'7 :)
     
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    Right now I would defently say Penner. He has played great this season. Boyle isn't even in the NHL.
     
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    Definitely Boyle. He's two years younger than Penneand Penner's 23 points in 43 games with Maine doesn't really stack up next to Boyle's 52 in 40, especially considering he not only plays forward but defenseman on the PK.
     
  5. Penner was a really late bloomer and if he played with any offensively talented linemates at all he'd have more points, but for whatever reason he's stuck with the Thorntons and Shannons of the world.
     
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    Regardless of whether he was a late bloomer or not, Boyle has two years to catch up and I think he has much more raw talent than Penner.
     
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    Well, I would say that Shannon is actually pretty talented offensively, but I think I get your point.

    For all we know though, Boyle could be a late bloomer too.
     
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    Now I would definitely choose Penner. He's in the NHL and is putting points on the scoreboard. Boyle is still a project right now.

    Strange comparison though.
     
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    Agreed. Also I think most all King's fans and any fan will agree Penner at this point. Strange time to make the comparison though. At the end of the year Boyle will be signing. Would be better to compare when he has atleast played a few games at the AHL or NHL level. Boyle right now is still a huge question mark.
     
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    boyle is a little less than two years younger than penner

    but let's not forget these two players were both first year players at the sime time in college and played head to head

    penner was playing club hockey at minot state when grant standbrook found him

    whereas boyle was on everyone's radar and was a top pick

    penner has better hands and can seperate himself from the d around the net better
     
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    when is Boyle predicted to leave college? and if so...how many years will he spend in the AHL before making the jump? if its even necessary that is
     
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    Well, he's graduating this year, so I would presume he'll be leaving after this season. He will need only a year or two in the AHL before moving to the NHL. The Kings have him eye'd for the 3rd line and he's not that far from being a quality 3rd line NHLer right now.
     

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