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Sidney Crosby Criticizes Kyle Dubas For Trading Jake Guentzel

Published March 10, 2024 at 4:34 PM
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This week the Pittsburgh Penguins made a major change trading away Jake Guentzel. The trade was met with mixed reactions from fans. Today we finally were able to hear from Sidney Crosby about his thoughts on the trade.

Guentzel Traded To Carolina For Controversial Return



Just before trade deadline day the Pittsburgh Penguins made a major move. They decided to move on from Jake Guentzel sending him to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Details on the Jake Guentzel trade

To Carolina: Guentzel, Ty Smith


To Pittsburgh: Michael Bunting, Ville Koivunen, Vasili Ponomarev, Cruz Lucius, (conditional) 2024 1st, 2024 5th.



The reaction to the trade has been incredibly mixed but leans toward a negative opinion of the trade overall. Fans and media feel that Kyle Dubas is not doing enough to help the Penguins remain competitive. This seems to be an opinion that captain Sidney Crosby also shares.

Crosby Criticizes Dubas For Guentzel Trade



In a recent interview with the media Sidney Crosby spoke about the trade sending Jake Guentzel out of town. In his answer, Crosby sounds as though he is frustrated with how things went down and that he wanted Guentzel to stay.

I don't know. You'd have to ask him why he did that. Crosby continued: He was a great teammate, a friend, Crosby said of Guentzel. I think he did everything he possibly could in his time here. It was just a privilege to play with him for the course of the time. Some great memories.

It was a privilege. That's all I can say.


From these comments, it sounds as though Crosby is distraught and angry with the decision to trade away Guentzel. It makes you wonder if he was consulted on the move or the direction of the team in any way. Of course, he is not entitled to have an input on these decisions but it is not all that uncommon that superstars are involved.

As the regular season winds down it will be fascinating to see if this decision drives a wedge between the Penguins organization and Sidney Crosby going forward.

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