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Negotiations stall, potentially leading to the trade of a key player


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Christopher Faucher
December 23, 2023  (3:52 PM)
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Amid the NHL season's progression, teams are reassessing their positions, considering alterations to bolster their chances in the playoffs or take advantage of contracts nearing their end. Within this ever-changing scenario, the Pittsburgh Penguins, facing uncertainty in contract talks, may explore the option of trading Jake Guentzel, as indicated by reports from TSN's Chris Johnston and The Athletic's Josh Yohe.

At 29 years old, Guentzel holds an impressive track record, showcasing his scoring abilities by amassing 35 points in 31 games this season — a sum comprised of 14 goals and 21 assists. However, the impending concern revolves around his expiring contract valued at $6 million per season, potentially necessitating a substantial salary increase.

Guentzel's possible availability has generated widespread interest throughout the league, attracting the attention of multiple teams keen on securing the talents of this standout player from Pittsburgh. The outcome largely depends on Guentzel's requested value, yet with contract negotiations encountering obstacles, the likelihood of his availability has sparked conjecture and excitement among NHL fans.
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