Forward Jake Guentzel of the Pittsburgh Penguins and general manager Kyle Dubas
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Price To Acquire Jake Guentzel Has Been Shockingly Revealed

Published February 12, 2024 at 10:11 PM
BY SAMER
     
The future of veteran Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel has been the subject of significant trade rumors in recent weeks, particularly with Guentzel's contract set to expire. However, the Penguins plans regarding Guentzel have remained somewhat uncertain.


But according to National Hockey League insider Elliotte Friedman, who has extensive experience covering Penguins general manager Kyle Dubas during his tenure in Toronto, there may be clarity on the horizon.

Price To Acquire Jake Guentzel Has Been Shockingly Revealed




Friedman suggested on Monday that Dubas is likely to move Guentzel regardless of the Penguins performance in the final stretch of the regular season.

"To me, it's simply a question of when does Dubas decide if he's going to do it?" Friedman said. "If Pittsburgh is in the race, I still think he does it."

Furthermore, Friedman hinted at the potential asking price for Guentzel, drawing parallels to a recent trade between the Florida Panthers and Philadelphia Flyers.

Friedman on 32TP: «Dubas is sitting there, he's saying, look, if you want Guentzel, I want the Giroux deal»

Flyers got a 1st & 3rd RDer and Tippett for Giroux.


"I think everybody knows, that's what the Penguins are going to be asking for when the time comes for Guentzel," Friedman concluded.

With trade talks intensifying, it appears the Penguins are firm in their demands for Guentzel's departure. The coming weeks may shed light on whether a deal materializes and where Guentzel's future lies.
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