Penner carves out time for Twitter

There were some great post-practice quips today from Dustin Penner, who talked about his mixed-martial-arts work during one of the post-whistle scrums during Game 2, and also praised St. Louis’ T.J. Oshie for the massive hit Oshie delivered. “It was a great hit,’’ Penner said. “I haven’t been hit that hard in a while. I can’t remember. It might have been Cincinnati in the (AHL) playoffs. It actually almost felt good, it was so pure.’’

Penner was also asked about his foray into the world of Twitter — @dustinpenner25 — and why he decided to expose himself to the social-media masses…

PENNER: “There’s a bunch of reasons. I don’t know. It’s just one of those things where, it’s peer pressure I guess. All of my friends were on it. They’re saying, `You’ve got to get on it.’ It’s a lot of responsibility, because now you’ve got people asking a lot of questions that you want to answer, but there’s only 24 hours in a day. Ten, I like to sleep, and six I like to lay around. I don’t want to spend another six on Twitter, but that’s what it warrants now, with all the messages that you get.’’

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