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Montreal Canadiens General Manager Kent Hughes with Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin, and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang
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Major Development on the Trade Market: the Penguins are Ready to Sell

Published January 7, 2024 at 12:30
BY AARON

Describing the Pittsburgh Penguins' season as inconsistent would be an understatement.

After a very difficult start, with a record of 8-14-3 at the beginning of December, trade rumors began to circulate involving several key Penguins players.

If Pittsburgh had chosen to go through a fire sale due to its struggles, it would have undoubtedly had a major impact on the trade market. Players such as Jake Guentzel, Erik Karlsson, Bryan Rust being available would have generated a lot of interest.

With two months to go until the March 8 trade deadline, excitement is starting to build, but the situation seems to have radically changed for the Pennsylvania organization.


Indeed, over the past three weeks, the Pens have been one of the most successful teams, posting a record of 8-2-1 in their last 11 games. They are just one point away from a playoff spot.


They will surely be in contention for the playoffs until the end of the season. This situation will certainly handcuff GM Kyle Dubas from attempting a player liquidation by the trade deadline.
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