Dustin Penner of the Anaheim Ducks is notable among NHL players for having a particular sense of humor and ability to laugh at himself. Whether it's owning up to an injury suffered while eating pancakes, or a lockout-induced internship at Conan, or his usually caustic Twitter feed, Penner seems like the decent, amiable sort for the most part.
Everyone has a breaking point, however, and Penner hit his today. Sunday night, he was the victim of a pretty nasty hit thrown by greatest-NHL-name-for-this-situation-ever Ryan Garbutt of the Dallas Stars. Take a look as Garbutt goes out of his way to launch himself toward Penner's head.
@PennerSucksHard you realize how cowardice was you are right? Now get back to picking up garbage on the side of a busy hwy
— Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) October 21, 2013
Oh man, just greatness. Especially the fact that he'd be willing to respond to someone with the Twitter name "PennerSucksHard." Penner is one of the game's better characters. Thankfully, he ended things on an up note… sort of.