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NHL player traded to Capitals: Obama, can I crash on your couch?

When Dustin Penner got traded from the Anaheim Ducks to the Washington Capitals, he was faced with a problem — where’s he going to crash?

So he did the logical thing and hit up President Barack Obama on Tuesday, to see if he could crash on a couch at the White House.

Shockingly, he didn’t hear back. So he upped his game and started an online petition.

We the undersigned request the Obama administration designate the Newly acquired left wing for the Washington Capitals as their official house guest.

We request he is allowed entry to the East Wing and is allowed to sleep on any couch of his choosing, as long as he provides linens for said couch.

We request his designation stays in place for the duration of the 2013-2014 NHL hockey season, and remains in effect until the Capitals win the Stanley Cup or are eliminated from the playoffs.

Right now, he’s less than a dozen signatures short of hitting the 100,000 signature goal.