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Kyle Dubas Gives His Thoughts on the Jake Guentzel Trade

Published March 8, 2024 at 12:01
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On Thursday night, in the mist of one of the Penguins worst losses of the season to the Washington Capitals, Jake Guentzel was traded.

Although the official word of it did not come out until after the game with the details, it was probably something on the back of all the players minds.

Kyle Dubas Gives His Thoughts on the Decision to Trade Jake Guentzel



Kyle Dubas, the General Manager of the Penguins, talked about the decision to trade Guentzel and just how difficult it was to make that decision.


When asked about the trade, Dubas said:

«The decision to trade Jake Guentzel, with his contract set to expire after this season, was one of the most difficult decisions that I have had to make in my time in management.»

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See his full quote below.



Dubas Trades Guentzel and Ty Smith to the Hurricanes for Michael Bunting, Prospects and Two Draft Picks



In return for forward Jake Guentzel and Defenseman Ty Smith the Penguins received an NHL ready, Top 6 forward in Bunting from Carolina in addition to picks and prospects.



It seems pretty telling to me that Dubas had to include that Jake's contract was up after this season. The Hurricanes are most likely going to be using Jake Guentzel as a rental player for a push to win the Cup.

During the off-season, that is when we will see where Jake does end up with when he signs a new contract.
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