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Jake Guentzel skates during a Pittsburgh Penguins game.
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Stanley Cup Contender Drops Out of the Running for Jake Guentzel

Published March 6, 2024 at 9:55 PM

The trade winds are swirling, but the Vancouver Canucks find themselves out of the race for Jake Guentzel's services. The Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to shake things up, eyeing a big move with their star forward.

Guentzel has been a cornerstone player for the Penguins, showcasing his exceptional hockey IQ and crafty skills on the ice. With 219 goals and 466 points in 503 games, his impact on the team has been undeniable.

As the trade deadline looms, speculation is rife about Guentzel's next destination. While the Vancouver Canucks were eager to add him to their roster, negotiations hit a snag. General manager Kyle Dubas' asking price proved too steep for the Canucks, leaving them on the sidelines.

Stanley Cup Contender Drops Out of the Running for Jake Guentzel

However, the trade market remains active, with the Vegas Golden Knights, New York Rangers, and Carolina Hurricanes still in contention for Guentzel's services.

The Canucks' exit from the race only intensifies the competition among these teams, as they vie for the coveted 29 year-old winger. Guentzel is on an expiring contract of $6 million but is likely to acquired at retained salary.
He has 22 goals and 52 points in 50 games this season and is known for his playoff prowess.

While Vancouver may have missed out on Guentzel this time around, the trade saga is far from over. As the deadline approaches, all eyes will be on where Guentzel ultimately lands and the impact he'll have on his new team. Stay tuned for more twists and turns in this high-stakes trade saga!
March 6   |   202 answers
Stanley Cup Contender Drops Out of the Running for Jake Guentzel

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