Major five-asset trade emerges sending Jake Guentzel to the Canadiens

Published February 23, 2024 at 5:31 PM

In the last few weeks, trade talks and speculation has emerged regarding Penguins forward Jake Guentzel. Guentzel, is a pending UFA and Dubas insisted in the past that he wants Guentzel to lock in a new deal in the Steel City. Unfortunately, the Penguins lackluster season so far has caused them to step out of the playoffs drastically and have approached sellers territory at the deadline. In a recent news article, a reporter brought up a trade proposal sending Jake Guentzel to a rebuilding eastern conference team.

Jake Guentzel linked to Canadiens

A recent trade proposal has popped up the internet, leading to the american winger packing his bags to the belle province in a potential blockbuster trade.

This potential transaction has significant implications for both franchises. The Canadiens, looking to get back into playoff form, believe that adding a proven scorer like Guentzel is the perfect veteran presence to guide their young core. Guentzel, an elite scorer, would immediately fit into the first line alongside Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield. However, this transaction depends on Guentzel's willingness to sign a contract extension with Montreal.

For the Penguins, this potential return marks the beginning of a rebuilding phase. GM Kyle Dubas recognizes the need to start gathering assets and draft picks as the Penguins prepare for life after the Crosby, Malkin, and Letang era. Harris is a promising young defenseman, Joshua Roy is a top forward prospect, and an additional first-round pick is an extremely valuable trade chip." - Rob Ellis

The deal would look like the following:

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Canadiens receive: Jake Guentzel, Ryan Graves

Penguins receive: 2024 first round pick (WPG), Joshua Roy, Jordan Harris

The Canadiens would land the Penguins forward while also taking on Ryan Graves' lucrative contract saving the Penguins lots of money long term.

The Penguins would get a 1st round pick, B+ prospect and a young defenceman with term.

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Major five-asset trade emerges sending Jake Guentzel to the Canadiens

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