Major Blockbuster Trade Set To Take Place Involving Penguins Star Player

Published February 10, 2024 at 4:50 PM

Amidst the NHL trade deadline frenzy, the Edmonton Oilers have honed in on a specific target. NHL insider Elliotte Friedman's recent comments suggest that Oilers' GM Ken Holland is eyeing veteran forward Jake Guentzel from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Friedman's insights, shared on the 32 Thoughts Podcast, shed light on Holland's determined pursuit of Guentzel.
"I think they're going for a forward,"
Friedman remarked, singling out Guentzel as the top choice for the Oilers' roster upgrade.

Following the Oilers' recent loss to the Vegas Golden Knights, which ended their impressive 16-game winning streak and denied them a share of an NHL record, the team appears more determined than ever to secure Guentzel. Friedman indicates that the Oilers see reinforcing their forward depth as essential for a successful playoff push, especially against tough opponents like the Golden Knights.

Adding to the speculation, Friedman suggested that the Oilers are prepared to make significant trade moves, potentially involving valuable assets like their first-round draft pick and promising prospect Broberg.
"I think they've got two pieces they are looking at,"
he revealed.

As trade discussions intensify, all eyes are on the Oilers as they navigate salary considerations and asset management. If the deal goes through, it could have a significant impact on the NHL landscape, showcasing the Oilers' determination to pursue playoff success.

Source: Bruinsinsider
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Major Blockbuster Trade Set To Take Place Involving Penguins Star Player

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