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Ever since signing the $21.25 million offer sheet with the Edmonton Oilers, people have said that Penner is massively overpaid and will never live up to his contract.
In his first year with Edmonton, Penner had a pretty good season, scoring 23 goals and a career-high 47 points.
Last year, however, Penner was in Craig MacTavish's doghouse for the majority of the season. As a result, he jumped lines very often, spending time with the third line for the first quarter of the season and only managing 17 goals and 37 points.
The Oilers have new coaches this year in Pat Quinn and Tom Renney, which means a fresh start for Penner. If he spends the season getting a decent amount of power play time (where he is most effective) while playing a top six role, Penner could finally live up to his contract.
Prediction: 28G 30A 58P