Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel
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REPORT: Powerhouse Team Emerge As Favorites To Land Jake Guentzel

Published February 27, 2024 at 4:24 PM

Jake Guentzel, currently sidelined with an injury, remains a subject of trade speculation as the Pittsburgh Penguins approach the NHL trade deadline on March 8th with many teams eyeing the skilled top-6 forward.

Vegas Golden Knights Emerge As Frontrunners To Land Jake Guentzel

NHL insider Elliotte Friedman recently revealed on The Jeff Marek Show that the Vegas Golden Knights are interested in acquiring Guentzel, considering him a significant asset in the trade market.

"I do believe they're one of the teams in on Guentzel. I just find it very hard to think that Vegas is not going to take a swing at the biggest player available."

Guentzel, 29, earns $6 million annually on his contract, which expires this offseason, making him a potential rental player for teams like Vegas.

Meanwhile, Guentzel continues his recovery from an upper-body injury, traveling with the Penguins on their Western road trip and resuming skating sessions. Although he's making progress, his return to the lineup is anticipated after the trade deadline.

Speculation about Guentzel's future intensifies amid reports that he rejected a contract extension offer from Penguins GM Kyle Dubas. With Pittsburgh's playoff hopes uncertain, there's increasing speculation that Guentzel could be traded rather than risk losing him as a free agent in the offseason.

As the situation evolves, fans eagerly await updates on where Guentzel may end up before his potential return to action next month.
February 27   |   216 answers
REPORT: Powerhouse Team Emerge As Favorites To Land Jake Guentzel

Where do you think Jake Guentzel ends up following the trade deadline?

Pittsburgh3616.7 %
Vegas5726.4 %
Vancouver5726.4 %
Other6630.6 %
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