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Oilers Now Know the Trade Deadline Ask for Jake Guentzel

As per a report by Elliotte Friedman, the Edmonton Oilers know the trade deadline ask for Penguins’ forward Jake Guentzel. Will they pay it?

In recent hockey trade talks, Elliotte Friedman provided insights on potential deals involving star players. In one segment, he spoke about the asking price for Jake Guentzel. To say the least, it’s a high ask and if the Pittsburgh Penguins are moving the forward, they’re looking to hit a home run. For a team like the Edmonton Oilers, that means heavily considering whether the deadline ask is too high.

In the most recent 32 Thoughts podcast, Friedman noted that GM Kyle Dubas is looking for a return similar to what Claude Giroux got when traded by the Philadelphia Flyers. Initially rumored for the Colorado Avalanche, ultimately joined the Florida Panthers in exchange for a 1st-rounder, 3rd-rounder, and Owen Tippett. Friedman suggests that if the Penguins’ Jake Guentzel becomes available, Pittsburgh may seek a similar deal.

Penguins’ star forward Jake Guentzel has paused contract talks, seeks clarity on the team’s future before long-term commitment.

Guentzel, reportedly offered a six-year, $50 million contract by the Penguins, remains a target for the Edmonton Oilers, aiming to bolster their top six forwards. Friedman speculates that Edmonton might trade their first-round pick, valuing Guentzel’s offensive ability and consistency. The Oilers’ priority is securing a top-six forward, enhancing their lineup’s depth for a competitive edge. Whether they want to give up a third and a prospect along with that remains to be seen. That would be something like a first, Philip Broberg, and a later-round pick.

Is Guentzel Going to Be the Big Trade This Season?

As Guentzel approaches unrestricted free agency in July, trade speculations intensify, with a handful of teams eyeing him as a coveted addition. However, the accuracy of recent contract talks remains uncertain. Despite reports of an offered contract extension, Guentzel’s future with the Penguins remains undecided, opening the door for potential trade scenarios as the March 8 deadline approaches.

The Oilers, keen on strengthening their roster for playoff contention, see Guentzel as a primary target, aiming to secure a dynamic top-six forward and elevate their competitive standing against formidable opponents like Vegas. Still, that’s a big ask.

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  6. Kerry Dunn

    February 12, 2024 at 10:00 pm

    Funny because barely a couple weeks ago the asking price was supposedly a 1st, 4th, roster player (not a 4th liner) and a prospect.

    So they are looking for a top 6 (or top 3) player and a 1st round pick as well as a prospect and 4th round pick.

    For a guy who can still walk away at the end of the year leaving the team that traded for him with nothing.

    And if Pittsburgh trades him, what does that tell Crosby and Malkin and the rest of the team ?

    That management has given up on the season – and probably the next couple years as well.

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