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Trade Proposal Sends Jake Guentzel to Western Canadian Team

Trade Proposal Sends Jake Guentzel to Western Canadian Team

BY TOM BANKS    FEBRUARY 7, 2024  (1:34 PM)
The Edmonton Oilers have been hotter than any other team in the NHL for a month now, but that doesn't mean they won't be active ahead of the March 8 trade deadline.

Jake Guentzel to the Edmonton Oilers picking up steam



For weeks now, whispers have emerged of Pittsburgh Penguins star Jake Guentzel being traded to the Edmonton Oilers, and now an intriguing trade proposal has emerged that could see the Oilers land the veteran star.

Edmonton receives; Jake Guentzel.


Pittsburgh receives; Philip Broberg, Xavier Bourgault, 2024 first, second and fifth round draft picks.

On the surface, this appears to be a good deal for both teams, as it allows Pittsburgh to add to their list of assets that remain quite bare, while also picking up three additional draft picks in the 2024 draft.


Should the Oilers focus their trade attention elsewhere?



However, it's not yet clear if Pittsburgh want to move Guentzel, and with the Oilers needing help on the blue line, it may be prudent of them to look elsewhere instead.

With the addition of Corey Perry, it appears the Oilers forward group is nearly set, and instead of blowing all their assets on one pending free agent, it may be wise if they instead look to spread those assets around and find several players in key areas they need to impove.

Either way, it appears the Oilers are ready to go all in for a Stanley Cup this season, and with a star studded forward group, if they can add a few nice pieces, there may be no team in the Western Conference that can slow them down.
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