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Dustin Penner Has No Issues with White House

 

As you probably know, one of the perks of winning a championship within your respective sport is the opportunity to meet the President at the White House.

But in recent years, more and more athletes have skipped out on the opportunity, including former Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas in 2012.

Thomas made it clear that his politics didn’t match up with President Barack Obama, releasing a statement saying he felt the federal government has grown out of control and was threatening the rights of the American people.

Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Penner managed to take a jab at Thomas on Twitter prior to the team meeting President Obama at the White House on Tuesday. Based on some of the tweets from the official Los Angeles Kings account, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Penner has a sense of humor when it comes to this topic.

Also taking part in the festivities at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue were the Los Angeles Galaxy, who returned for a second straight year after winning the 2012 MLS Cup.

Not a bad day for Southern California teams in the District.

[H/T Larry Brown Sports]

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NBCLA Mixes Up Its Los Angeles Kings

This time, the media-correction tweet came not from @LAKings but rather mascot @BaileyLAKings.

As Larry Brown notes in the aftermath of the above gotcha elements, it shouldn’t really be that hard for a TV newsroom employee with a team media guide to get their Dustin Penner‘s (top) and Jarret Stoll‘s (bottom) straight. But alas, NBC Southern California merits a double-penalty here for tripping:

Unfortunately, this is a recurring theme for the NHL Kings. It’s a Lakers town, and we see examples of that in the media on a regular basis. Good thing we have people like Bailey to at least make an effort to police it.

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