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LATEST | Penguins may have an elite goalscorer on the market: Perfect target for Allvin and the Canucks

Published December 23, 2023 at 1:10 PM
BY COOPER GODIN
     
The Pittsburgh Penguins haven't had a great 2023-24 season so far and currently sit seventh in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 15-13-3.

There are going to be some big questions asked in Pittsburgh as we enter the next couple months and trek towards the trade deadline in March and one of those questions may involve considering dealing pending unrestricted free agent forward Jake Guentzel.

Guentzel and the Penguins have reportedly not engaged in any significant talks on a contract extension, according to The Athletic and if a team wants to acquire the 2017 Stanley Cup champion, it's going to cost a first-round pick and a 'very good prospect'.

The 29-year-old has had a pretty good season so far, putting up 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists), along with 12 penalty minutes and is a plus-six in 31 games.


While it would be nice to have Jake Guentzel in the Canucks' lineup as they look to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2020, that is a steep price to pay for someone who could end up walking into free agency once the season concludes.

Patrik Allvin and the Canucks should absolutely consider making a move for Jake Guentzel, but it may be best to wait until free agency opens on July 1st and make a pitch to him then.

Should the Canucks try and trade for Jake Guentzel or wait until the summer when he's a free agent? Let us know what you think in the poll below!

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December 23   |   973 answers
LATEST | Penguins may have an elite goalscorer on the market: Perfect target for Allvin and the Canucks

Should the Canucks try and trade for Guentzel or wait until free agency?

Try and trade for him24825.5 %
Wait until free agency59561.2 %
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