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Trade Proposal Between Pittsburgh and Edmonton Could Involve Jake Gentzel and Evander Kane

Published January 16, 2024 at 1:44 PM

The Edmonton Oilers are looking for some scoring in their lineup. Jake Guentzel's name comes up as a possible solution.

The article written on Over the Boards suggests that if the Penguins are out of the playoffs Edmonton should consider trading for Guentzel.

Evander Kane for Jake Guentzel Could Be the Solution needed for Edmonton

The Oilers worked on a deal that was similar last year with Mattias Ekholm.

It could be a deal similar to the Mattias Ekholm deal from last season. It could also be as simple as adding a couple of picks (2nd or 3rd rounders) and getting the Penguins to retain a bit of salary.

The chances are very slim that the Penguins would accept any deal with Kane that does not offer them prospects. On the Oilers side, they would need to deal much more to be able to retain Guentzel in the future after this season.

If we break down the players by numbers, Guentzel is making $6 million in the final season of his contract. Kane is making $5.125 and is signed through 2026-27. But this year, there is no comparison between the players stats. Guentzel has 46 points in 41 games, while Kane has 25 points.


Guentzel will be looking to score big in this off season with a much higher contract then what Pittsburgh might be able to afford. It is possible that without Kane, the Oilers could work Guentzel into their future plans.

Personally, I do not think that Kane would be a good fit in Pittsburgh. But if the Penguins are not able to keep Guentzel, and want to receive something in return, all options could be on the table.

As Read On: Over The Boards - Blockbuster Trade Proposal Emerges Involving Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane And Pittsburgh Penguins Star Jake Guentzel
January 16   |   276 answers
Trade Proposal Between Pittsburgh and Edmonton Could Involve Jake Gentzel and Evander Kane

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