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Seeing as he’s in the doghouse here and Geunztel and PIT haven’t made any progress in contract negotiations, would this suffice?:


Kuzmenko and 2025 1st



personally I don’t think Geuntzel is someone who we should be targeting with those assets, especially with his age and UFA status. 



Penguins Notes: Guentzel, Shea, Trade Market


December 20th, 2023 at 6:54pm CST • By Brian La Rose


The Penguins and Jake Guentzel have not made progress on extension talks, reports Chris Johnston of The Athletic (subscription link).  The 29-year-old is a pending unrestricted free agent and is on pace for a career-high 89 points after recording 36 and 40 goals over the past two seasons.  Currently on a contract that carries a $6MM AAV, he certainly has been a value contract for Pittsburgh during that time and he’s well-positioned to make a few million per season more on a long-term deal.  With the Penguins currently on the outside looking in at a playoff spot, Johnston suggests it would be difficult to see GM Kyle Dubas letting him go straight to free agency unsigned in July.  If that’s the case, he’d be a significant addition to the trade market closer to the March 8 trade deadline.


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Pittsburgh Hockey Now’s Dan Kingerski wonders if the Penguins could be a dark horse team to watch for on the trade market. If they don’t wind up re-signing Guentzel and the salary cap goes up as expected, they could have the flexibility to add another big contract over the summer, even after taking on the bulk of Erik Karlsson’s deal this past offseason.  Accordingly, that could make them a player for an impact rental player on a possible sign-and-trade deal or one with some term remaining in the coming weeks.



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6 hours ago, Miss Korea said:

Have you ever seen Kyle Dubas acquire high draft picks

Good point, but PIT is in dire need of improving their prospect pool with what will likely be their core aging out over the next 2-3 seasons.

Even Dubas might have to change his ways to ensure a future there because their trade assets are relatively thin (excluding their old vets).

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