I haven't seen Penner that much this year, but from I can tell he's a winger with very good size, above average scoring ability who takes advantage of good centermen and players around him.
I don't think he's a game changer necessarily, but after last nights game I think moving Ryder for whatever we can get on the wing is a good option this off season.
No way Ryder goes 1 for 1 with Penner, B's will need to add more to this deal, but how much. Edmonton isn't going anywhere and can use a lot of talent. I doubt Thomas would be preferred over Ryder but I do think either veteran plus could be included in a larger deal to land Penner this off season.
How much do you include though, and if not Penner where do you look for goals? Marleau and San Jose?